About the the systematic literature review
Agriculture employs more than a third of the world’s population and is carried out in different forms of varying scope and technical level in different parts of the world. Much of the previous research and improvement efforts in agriculture have focused on the physical work environment. In order to ensure a sustainable and viable work environment for farmers, the Swedish Agency for Work Environment Expertise believes that knowledge about the farmers’ organizational and psychosocial work environment must also be developed, compiled and disseminated. This systematic literature review includes reviews of empirical material from selected parts of the world deemed to be relevant to people working in Swedish agriculture and will hopefully contribute to drawing a comprehensive picture of an area that has not been sufficiently explored in Sweden.
The authors of the systematic literature review are Peter Lundqvist, professor in work science at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Carita Håkansson, associate professor in health sciences at Lund University and Karin Hakelius, doctor in agronomy at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Catharina Alwall Svennefelt, PhD, has contributed by working on the literature search at the same university. Robin Gullstrand, librarian at Lund University, oversaw the literature search on behalf of the Agency. Cecilia Waldenström, PhD, has reviewed the quality of the systematic literature review on behalf of the Agency. The responsible process manager at the Swedish Agency for Work Environment Expertise was Thomas Nessen, PhD.