Benchmarking the views of children on food, farming and countryside issues
Monday, 31 October 2011 12:42

Benhmarking viewsFACE continue to research the views of children and young people. How much do children understand about food and farming, and how do they learn more?

Children aged from 7 to 15 were asked about their attitudes to various aspects of food, farming and the countryside. 2500 children from 65 schools completed online questionnaires and there were 11 discussion groups. The research covered England, Scotland and Wales and included children from urban, suburban and rural areas with varying abilities and backgrounds. Similar research was carried out in 2006/7 and 2008.

This research was commissioned by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) which was the primary funder, in conjunction with Farming & Countryside Education (FACE).

Go to the research papers.