Project Title: Develop and assess visual and digital tools for Knowledge Transfer in the pig industry.
Farm walks, live demo’s etc. are not feasible in the pig industry due to the threat to biosecurity. This project will develop a range of tools, based on advisor and farmer input that will improve advisory and education services provided by the Pig Development Department. A series of focus groups will be used to select the tools and to assess reaction to the tools once developed. The tools will provide information to clients in a bio secure, non-location dependent, user-friendly manner. Workshops and training courses will benefit from the integration of visual and digital elements, broadening appeal to participants. Provision of practical information that will increase on-farm skills and knowledge at a time that fits the normal farm routine, will impact positively on efficiency.
Teagasc Supervisor: Dr Amy Quinn
UCD Supervisor: Dr Aoife Osborne
Location: Pig Development Department, Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork.
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