With regards to agriculture in much of eastern Europe and northern Africa, the significant problem that landmine detonations present to farmers often goes unnoticed. This problem causes careers in agriculture to be labeled as the most hazardous occupations around the world. However, little attention has been given to rehabilitation practices and assistive technology to help those who have been disabled in this line of work. The Breaking New Ground Resource Center at Purdue University is attempting to resolve the problem at hand by providing technical assistance to those who have been impacted by physical disabilities, in hopes that others may be encouraged to do the same.
"Breaking New Ground: Assisting Farmers with Disabilities Through the Application of Assistive Technology,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 6
, Article 15.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol6/iss3/15