Resource Management Practices of Farmers in the South West
As part of the SWARM Hub project, Allan Butler and Matt Lobley from the University of Exeter's Centre for Rural Policy Research group have produced a report entitled 'Resource Management, Knowledge and Internet Use on Farms in South West England'.
The main aims of the report are to provide understanding in the following areas:
- Farmer’s behaviour and attitude regarding the key themes of SWARM (soils, nutrient use, energy efficiency, renewable energy and water)
- How and where do farmers source the knowledge that helps them to manage their resources
- How do farmers use the internet to gather information about managing farm resources
Data collected for the report originates from a survey undertaken by Exeter University that was conducted in early 2012.
To read the report please click here.