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South West Agricultural Resource Management (SWARM)

1 June 2011 - 31 May 2013

PI/s in Exeter: Professor Matt Lobley

CI/s in Exeter: Professor Michael Winter

Funding awarded: £ 68,950

Sponsor(s): Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)/SWRDA

About the research

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This report has three aims:

  • To better understand farmers’ behaviour and attitudes regarding the key themes of SWARM (soil, nutrient use, energy efficiency, renewable energy, water).
  • To understand how and where farmers source the knowledge that helps them to manage their resources.
  • To understand how farmers interact with internet sources of knowledge to discover better information about managing farm resources.