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Agricultural Wellbeing

1 August 2020 - 31 July 2021

PI/s in Exeter: Professor Matt Lobley

CI/s in Exeter: Dr Rebecca Wheeler

Research partners: Farming Community Network (FCN)

Funding awarded: £ 130,000

Sponsor(s): Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI)

About the research

We propose to conduct the largest ever national (England and Wales) survey designed to explore the well-being of the agricultural community (for current purposes defined as farmers, other members of farm households and farm workers). Specifically, the objectives of the research are to:

  • Establish the health and well-being status of the farming community of England and Wales and, where possible, compare this with data for the population as a whole.
  • Explore the relationship between mental and physical health and farm business management, planning and performance.
  • Understand how concerns about health may impact on future plans and decision making.

To view the online survey information sheet, please click on 'download associated document' below.

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