System perspectives of experts and farmers regarding the role of livelihood assets in risk perception: results from the structured mental model approach.

@article{Schoell2009SystemPO,
  title={System perspectives of experts and farmers regarding the role of livelihood assets in risk perception: results from the structured mental model approach.},
  author={Regina Schoell and Claudia R. Binder},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={205-22}
}
Pesticide application is increasing and despite extensive educational programs farmers continue to take high health and environmental risks when applying pesticides. The structured mental model approach (SMMA) is a new method for risk perception analysis. It embeds farmers' risk perception into their livelihood system in the elaboration of a mental model (MM). Results from its first application are presented here. The study region is Vereda la Hoya (Colombia), an area characterized by… CONTINUE READING
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