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Animal Welfare Social Research Fellowship - DO0127

Description
The work was conducted by a Social Research Fellow between October 2012 and March 2013. The aim of the report was to examine the current social science evidence on farmer behaviour with regard to animal welfare. The objectives were to:
- Draw on specific aspects of animal welfare to identify the vectors that influence farmers’ decision-making from a social science perspective.
- Identify key evidence gaps and make suggestions as to how they might be addressed.


This project was extended until the 31st of March 2014, to allow the research fellow to undertake some additional work. The objective of this work was to understand how farmers keep and use legally required records for animal welfare so as to improve regulatory effectiveness and identify unnecessary administrative burdens on agriculture.
Objective
The aim of the fellowship was to examine the current social science evidence on farmer behaviour with regard to animal welfare.
The objectives were to:
- Draw on specific aspects of animal welfare to identify the vectors that influence farmers’ decision-making from a social science perspective.
- Identify key evidence gaps and make suggestions as to how they might be addressed.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : Final report - perceptions and practices of farmer record-keeping   (812k)
• FRP - Final Report : Projecting Social Science into Defra's evidence base 2014   (1189k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2012

To: 2015

Cost: £38,087
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Kings College London
Keywords
Animal              
Social Research              
Welfare