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Hoischen-Taubner, Susanne; Bielecke, Alexandra and Sundrum, Albert (2014) KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER REGARDING ANIMAL HEALTH. In: Rah´mann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 2, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 481-484.

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Barriers in the process of knowledge transfer in terms of animal health have been the topic of a study taking different stakeholder perspectives into account. Using instruments of communication science, the perspectives of farmers, agricultural and veterinarian advisors as well as animal scientists were brought together and discussed. The process revealed the following obstacles in the transfer of knowledge concerning animal health: diverging understanding of animal health, complexity of the processes leading to diseases, unclear responsibilities, and role conflicts. We conclude that the current communication structure is not appropriate to enable a targeting transfer of knowledge on the topic of animal health. Hence, an impulse from “outside” is required to irritate the deadlocked situation and provide leadership and orientation.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:conflicting areas, stakeholder analysis, system justification, organic livestock farming
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Germany > Federal Organic Farming Scheme - BOELN
Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Animal Nutrition and Animal Health
International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
Deposited By: Hoischen-Taubner, Susanne
ID Code:24013
Deposited On:30 Oct 2014 17:41
Last Modified:30 Oct 2014 17:41
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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