Knowledge exchange with farmers
Working with Agricology, Defra has funded a Test and Trial looking into the value of videos and podcasts in knowledge exchange around the new Environmental Land Management scheme. The University of Reading has conducted focus groups, a survey, and a literature review. Auvikki de Boon, Juliette Schillings, and Rachel Smith contributed. The final report can be found here: Final_report.
Farmer behaviour change
Defra requested a literature review on behavioural interventions to encourage farmers to eradicate or control animal disease. Funded by the University of Reading (QR Policy Fund). Report and slidepack delivered – internal to Defra. Rachel Smith contributed.
Defining agri-tech and the UK agri-tech landscape
Reporting to BEIS, the University of Reading funded a small piece of policy work to determine the strengths and weaknesses of UK agri-tech, including exploring what key players in the industry think agri-tech means. Catherine Smith contributed. Report and slidepack delivered – internal to Defra. Academic paper in prep.