Facilitated learning and adaptive systems for building business sustainability: the farm business resilience program for WA farmers
MetadataShow full item record
Farming businesses are expected to be adversely affected by climate change and have low levels of training. Facilitated learning and adaptive systems training methods for these small and micro businesses were used in the Farm Business Resilience (FBR) Program in 2010 and 2011 to build capacity for business sustainability. In five modular workshops, farmers identified key environmental, social, financial and production challenges with the assistance of trained facilitators. They then had an opportunity to 'self-discover' potential 'solutions' and write strategic plans. Grants were available to assist implementation of priority activities. Results presented relate to the impact of the program, particularly changes in participant attitude, behaviour and expected future behaviour. Conclusions are made about the key characteristics of the process.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Nie, Katherine Su (2007)Numerous popular business publications and academic literature have highlighted that the Chinese cultural phenomenon of guanxi has made noticeable impacts on the economic efficiency in China’s economic transition. Despite ...
Jamaluddin, Askiah Binti (2010)In Malaysia, approximately 90% of the businesses are categorized as small businesses. Although the majority of the small businesses are family owned, they make a significant contribution to the nation’s gross domestic ...
Trust and reputation for service-oriented environments: Technologies for building business intelligence and consumer confidenceChang, Elizabeth; Dillon, Tharam S.; Hussain, Farookh (2006)Trust has played a central role in human relationships and hence has been the subject of study in many fields including business, law, social science, philosophy and psychology. It has played a pivotal role in forming ...