March 17, 2017: With the kickoff meeting in Brussels, the COST Action SACURIMA (CA16123) was officially started. SACURIMA stands for „Safety Culture and Risk Management in Agriculture“.
Within the next four years this Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action explores reasons why agriculture lags behind other sectors, and why some countries have been more successful than others in reducing agricultural injuries and illnesses. This COST Action will evaluate health and safety programmes and approaches on the national level and identify knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and priorities among farmers regarding safety, health and risk management. Moreover, it will identify effective measures for training and integrating vulnerable populations (including refugees) into the agricultural workforce, develop means and indicators for monitoring progress and evaluating the impact of interventions on injuries and illnesses in agriculture, and disseminate results to stakeholders and the agricultural community.
There is a great interest in this COST action. 25 countries are participating already.
National representative (MC) in this COST Action is ATB scientist Dr. Martina Jakob.