Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Ms Lileko Lishomwa

Ms Lileko Lishomwa

Post-border biosecurity – farmers' perspectives: on-farm biosecurity knowledges, practices and attitudes

Post-border biosecurity – farmers' perspectives: on-farm biosecurity knowledges, practices and attitudes

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This thesis focuses on what occurs post-border and the knowledge and application of biosecurity for Australian sheep farmers. Australia's current biosecurity system attempts to manage post-border risks through a scientifically informed system of monitoring and surveillance independent of farmers. 

Farmers are at the vanguard of biosecurity; nothing is known or utilised in policy about their attitudes and knowledge of biosecurity practices. Using a qualitative research method I will be interviewing sheep farmers, and related stakeholders to gain insight into the biosecurity practices that are taking place.

This is an empirical study to discover how farmers 'do' biosecurity on-farm.

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Dr Vaughan Higgins and Dr Melanie Bryant

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Faculty of Arts and Education Doctoral Scholarship

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