Our first paper, a review of international literature, has been submitted for publication and is currently under review.
We're looking forward to sharing these findings soon!
The economic contribution and visibility of UK farm women
Differences in economic performance
Key barriers and opportunities
A FULL RESEARCH PLAN IS AVAILABLE BELOW
SUMMARY OF CURRENT RESEARCH AND EXISTING KNOWLEDGE
A systematic literature review paper combining interdisciplinary work to investigate economic factors affecting the contribution and visibility of women in agriculture across developed countries.
This review will contribute to current knowledge in the area and identify areas for further research.
FULL PAPER AVAILABLE SOON
UK FARM BUSINESS SURVEY DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
Multinomial regression models utilising existing industry data to identify characteristics associated with female agricultural participation and leadership.
ANALYSIS/EVALUATION OF INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
Ongoing collection of data and insight/information from international sources - social media, online resources, industry networking, conferences, travel/sponsorship opportunities.
SURVEY RESEARCH AND DESIGN
Analysis of findings will be taken forward to help form semi-structured focus groups and individual interviews.
A combination of professional and industry perspectives will be collected to gain a comprehensive insight which will inform survey design.
International and male perspectives are also sought.
A survey will be distributed throughout the UK to collect data from farming men and women.
Cultural adjustments will be made for international distribution if resources allow.
Analysis of results and interpretation of industry recommendations.
Creation of a final report detailing research methodology and findings.
This aims to establish a baseline position on women in farming and the agriculture sector.
Key recommendations will inform future policies to enhance and support the role of women in agriculture.
INDUSTRY / POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
Recommendations for industry based upon study findings.
Exploration of funding/collaboration opportunities to support action.
A key component to help bring us closer to delivering these aims is sharing findings and progress with industry.
This includes the ongoing use of channels including social media, conferences, travel/sponsorship opportunities, presentations, speaking events.