DAERA Farm Innovation Survey 2019-2020

Closes 6 Jun 2021

Opened 28 Apr 2021


Purpose of this survey:

The purpose of this survey is to collect information about the level of innovation on farms in Northern Ireland between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020. It is part of a wider innovation survey of all sectors for which DAERA has responsibility. Please answer all the questions, unless otherwise indicated so we can compare businesses with varying level of innovation activities. Your response to this voluntary survey will be very valuable to DAERA as we review the contribution of innovation to the agricultural Industry.

Will the information I give be treated as confidential?

This information will be securely stored and treated as confidential. The information collected will only be used for the purpose stated above (as set out in the DAERA Privacy Notice) in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation.  Although we ask you to enter your unique survey code to complete this survey, we will only use this to add information in relation to your business, for example, farm type. The resulting dataset will be made anonymous before any analysis is published.

Who should complete this survey?

The survey should be completed by the person responsible for the daily management of the farm business.

Why we are consulting

Innovation is at the heart of government policy to promote economic growth and productivity improvement.

DAERA is in the final stages of developing an Innovation Strategy to direct how it will support and develop innovation within DAERA and across the sectors for which it is responsible. Completion of this survey will help us to target our resources to areas where they can provide the most assistance to farm businesses.

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