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dc.contributor.authorDevitt, Catherine*
dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Laura*
dc.contributor.authorTeixeira, Dayane L.*
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, Niamh E.*
dc.contributor.authorHawe, M.*
dc.contributor.authorHanlon, A.*
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T12:08:35Z
dc.date.available2017-01-09T12:08:35Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-07
dc.identifier.citationC. Devitt, L. Boyle, D. L. Teixeira, N. E. O’Connell, M. Hawe and A. Hanlon. Stakeholder perspectives on the use of pig meat inspection as a health and welfare diagnostic tool in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland; a SWOT analysis. Irish Veterinary Journal. 2016 Nov 07;69(1):17. DOI: 10.1186/s13620-016-0076-3en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/1093
dc.descriptionpeer-revieweden_GB
dc.description.abstractBackground A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis is a strategic management tool applied to policy planning and decision-making. This short report presents the results of a SWOT analysis, carried out with n = 16 stakeholders i) involved in the pig industry in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and ii) in general animal welfare and food safety policy areas. As part of a larger study called PIGWELFIND, the analysis sought to explore the potential development of pig meat inspection as an animal welfare and diagnostic tool. Findings The final SWOT framework comprised two strengths, three opportunities, six weaknesses, and five threats. Issues around relationships and communication between producers and their veterinary practitioner, processors and producers were common to both the strengths and weakness clusters. Practical challenges within the processing plant were also named. Overall, the SWOT framework complements results reported in Devitt et al. (Ir Vet J 69:2, 2016) regarding problematic issues within the current system of information feedback on meat inspection especially within the Republic of Ireland, and the wider challenges of communication and problems of distrust. Conclusion The results of the SWOT analysis support the conclusions from Devitt et al. (Ir Vet J 69:2, 2016), that trust between all stakeholders across the supply chain will be essential for the development of an effective environment in which to realise the full diagnostic potential of MI data. Further stakeholder engagement could seek to apply the findings of the SWOT analysis to a policy Delphi methodology, as used elsewhere.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding for all aspects of the research – study design, data collection, and preparation of the manuscript – were funded by the Irish Government’s National Development Plan 2007–2013 (Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s Competitive Research Programme – RSF 11/S/107).en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherBiomed Centralen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIrish Veterinary Journal;vol 69
dc.subjectPig health and welfareen_GB
dc.subjectPIGWELFINDen_GB
dc.subjectProducer communication –en_GB
dc.subjectSWOT analysisen_GB
dc.subjectStakeholder interviewsen_GB
dc.titleStakeholder perspectives on the use of pig meat inspection as a health and welfare diagnostic tool in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland; a SWOT analysisen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.updated2016-11-20T17:03:10Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.rights.holderThe Author(s).
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13620-016-0076-3
dc.contributor.sponsorDepartment of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
dc.contributor.sponsorGrantNumberRSF 11/S/107
refterms.dateFOA2018-01-12T08:38:21Z


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