'The Big Farming Survey' - RABI to deliver insight into the issues impacting farming people
On January 11th 2021, RABI launched the largest ever research project in England and Wales relating to the wellbeing of farming people. This wide-ranging survey will consider for the first time the relationship between physical health, mental wellbeing and health of farm businesses.
With mounting external pressures, this vital research will provide the most comprehensive overview of the farming community. It will identify the specific challenges that a generation of farming people face, as well as highlighting how these impact daily life.
Goals of the #BigFarmingSurvey
>To understand the wellbeing of a farming generation
> To understand the health of our farmers and their businesses
>To gain insights into external impacts and pressures
> To shape future support and services
We are supporting this important initiative. With the ambitious target of gathering 26,000 survey responses, Alicia Chivers, Chief Executive of RABI is asking everyone in the sector to support the project.
"By setting aside 15 minutes to complete the survey, you'll be contributing towards creating an accurate picture of farming life today. The data that's collected will enable RABI and our partners to develop effective tools and support strategies for farming people in years to come," explains Alicia.
"Beyond anecdotal or localised evidence, there is a pressing need for wide-scale, reliable data, obtained directly from our farming people. We believe there are significant issues that need to be addressed but they're not yet clearly defined," adds Alicia.
Please set aside 15 minutes to take part by completing the online form