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The effects of public funding on farmers’ attitudes to farm diversification - RE03016

The aim of this research is to provide Defra with an evidence base from which it may be established whether there is a rationale for continuing Government intervention to encourage farm diversification, in particular through making capital grant funding available to farm diversification projects. The project will assess the contribution of grant and other funding support to farm diversification to date, and will collect evidence to inform the future role of government support for this activity. The study will consider, inter alia, whether the availability of grant funding influences the incidence and type of farm diversification, and whether other forms of support (advice, guidance) may be effective.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Farm diversification report   (2746k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2005

Cost: £53,975
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Exeter
Agriculture and Food Chain              
Economic Research              
Rural Issues              
Fields of Study
Rural Affairs