Farmers and land managers will have a vital role in the delivery of many of the outcomes of the Landscape Partnership Scheme.
The Partnership therefore commissioned a research project in order to:
- Obtain an overview of farmer/landowner views;
- Consider options for showcasing economically viable businesses which complement the environmental and heritage outcomes of the Landscape Partnership scheme; and
- Develop a project plan for future implementation in the delivery phase of the scheme.
Geoff King at Brook Lyndhurst was commissioned to undertake this research, using a social science approach. The fieldwork started in August 2015, and included the following:
- Two workshops with key stakeholders in the South West Peak;
- Face-to-face (in-home) interviews with a sample of 30 farmers and landowners;
- Two further workshops with key stakeholders;
- An opportunity for farmers and other stakeholders to comment on preliminary findings and recommendations.
This work is now complete and a summary report is available here Future Farmscapes Web Summary.