RABI launches The Big Farming Survey

Take 15 minutes to complete the Big Farming Survey

RABI has launched the largest ever research project relating to the wellbeing of farming people. The Big Farming Survey aims to identify how increasingly complex challenges within the sector are impacting people’s physical and mental wellbeing, as well as the health of farming businesses.

RABI has launched the largest ever research project relating to the wellbeing of farming people, The Big Farming Survey

RABI has set an ambitious target of gathering 26,000 survey responses in the weeks up to the 31 March 2021. RABI’s Chief Executive, Alicia Chivers is urging all farming people to support the project.

“Having supported the sector for over 160 years to ensure we continue to serve our community effectively, we require a greater understanding of how the pressures on farming people are affecting daily life,” explains Alicia. “Everyone who participates will be making an important contribution towards building a comprehensive picture of a generation of farming people.”

“It only takes 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire. This important research will enable RABI and our partners to develop more effective tools and services to enhance farmer wellbeing now and into the future.”

Delivered in partnership with the Centre for Rural Research based at the University of Exeter, the Big Farming Survey will provide broad-scale data and deliver reliable insight into the sector. The results of the survey are anticipated in the Autumn.

“Please set aside time to complete the survey and ask the other members of your household or farming network to do the same. It’s vital the voices of all farming people are heard,” concludes Alicia.

The survey is available online at http://ex.ac.uk/BigFarmingSurvey. You can alternatively, request a printed copy from FarmSurvey@exeter.ac.uk