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Benchmarking the views of young people on Food, Farming and Countryside issues - January 2007

Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) recognises that young people require a better understanding of where their food comes from, and how it is produced and grown. This research was commissioned to establish and monitor the views and opinions of 11-16 year olds towards food, farming and the countryside, to inform the future development of interesting and inspiring educational initiatives.
Previous research carried out in March 2003 provides a benchmark, and this second round of research follows a similar format to allow for consistency and comparability.
Changes were made to cover current topics of interest and high profile issues.
Following quantitative research in October 2006, involving focus groups in England and Wales, a self-completion questionnaire was developed to measure the views and opinions amongst young people aged 11-16.
Focusing on the three specific areas of interest, food, farming and the countryside – the questionnaire was designed to establish the views of young people, evaluate any differences, and assess what differences, if any, are due to resources, activities and experience.

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