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Agricultural Health and Safety Programs

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Criteria for selecting proposals...

Centers for Agricultural Research: 1. Responsiveness to the objective including: a) understanding of the objectives, and (b) relevance of the proposal to the objectives. 2. Feasibility of meeting the proposed goals including: (a) proposed schedule for initiating and accomplishing each of the activities of the cooperative agreement, and (b) proposal method for evaluating the accomplishment. 3. Strength of existing program for agricultural health and safety in areas of (a) preventive programs, (b) research, (c) education, and (d) program for application and dissemination of information, including areas of (a) direct associations with agricultural agencies, and (b) direct associations with agricultural operations (manager/worker) and their families. 4. Efficiency of resources and novelty of program. This includes the efficient use of existing and proposed personnel with assurances of a major time commitment of the Project Director to the program, and the novelty of program approach. 5. Training and experience of proposed Program Director and staff including (a) a Program Director who is a recognized scientist and technical expert, and (b) staff with training or experience sufficient to accomplish proposed program. Community Partners for Healthy Farming: 1. Background and Need includes: a) understands the purpose and provides a comprehensive statement of specific problem to be addressed; b) present data justifying the need for the intervention in terms of magnitude of the problem, and the intervention is theoretically justified and supported with epidemiologic, methodological, or behavior research. c) efficacy of adoption and sustainability of the intervention acknowledging potential strengths and barriers to adoption and sustainability, e.g. the impact of trends in agriculture, support by partners and stakeholders, costs of implementation, effects on production, and community norms. 2. Goals and Objectives include: a) extent to which specific research questions and/or hypotheses are described. b) include goals and objectives that are specific, measurable, time-phased, feasible to be accomplished during the budget period, and which addresses all activities necessary to accomplish the purpose of the proposal. c) involving agricultural workers, communities, and other stakeholders in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the intervention. 3. Methods include: provides a detailed description of overall design and methods selected for the intervention(s) including the designation of responsibility for each action undertaken. 4. Staffing, Facilities and Resources include: a) organizational structure, job descriptions, proposed staffing, staff qualifications and experience, identified training needs or plan, and curricula vitae for both the proposed and current staff indicate the applicant's ability to carry out the objectives of the program. b) qualifications for their component of the proposed work are explicitly stated. 5. Evaluation includes: the proposed evaluation system is detailed and will document program process, effectiveness, impact, and outcome.