The Farmer Wellness and Wellbeing programme began in 2011 to promote the health and wellbeing of dairy farmers after both were established as direct factors that contributes to farmers’ ability to manage their farm business profitably and sustainably. The programme aims to develop systems that are able to address the health needs of the farm workforce before they limit farm performance.

Scarlatti worked with the DairyNZ and Farmer Wellness and Wellbeing Programme stakeholders to develop an evaluation framework and dashboard tool to be used for evidence-based monitoring of the physical and mental wellbeing of dairy farmers.