Survey Results

Submitted by Daniel Kindred on Thu, 12/09/2021 - 12:35

Since the summer we have had a survey open on the Farm-PEP website at https://farmpep.net/form/user-survey

So far we've had 45 responses - results from the questions are reported below.  Respondents were able to tick as many answers as they liked, so percentages are % of the respondents who agreed with the statement.

User role

   

Farmer

 

31%

KE

 

29%

Researcher

 

13%

 

Existing Platforms used

   

The Farminng Forum

 

58%

Farmers Weekly online etc

 

64%

AHDB website

 

62%

Farming Connect

 

11%

Innovative Farmers

 

33%

NLAF

 

13%

 Land Management 2.0

 

11%

 Agricology

 

33%

Regen Agri

 

7%

BASE UK

 

11%

 LEAF website - Countryside Classroom

 

16%

 Twitter

 

53%

 KTN

 

18%

BASIS

 

20%

LinkedIn

 

4%

 

Whats Good in existing platforms?

   

Quallity of info

 

53%

Knowledge of community

 

64%

Sharing & discovering ideas

 

64%

Finding about new things

 

67%

Asking questions & add experience

 

24%

trusted info

 

47%

timely & relevant info

 

42%

regular newsletters

 

18%

 

Whats Bad about existing platforms?

   

unverified info

 

42%

info commercially biased

 

42%

too many adverts

 

20%

disconnected from other knowledge

 

27%

No opportunity to respond with with own experience

 

9%

Argumentative discussions

 

40%

Anonymity of users

 

22%

Temporary nature - difficult to find again

 

40%

Difficult to find relevant answers

 

33%

Not easy to get to source material

 

51%

What would you like to see in Farm-PEP

   

Ask questions & find practical answers

 

62%

Share experience and get feedback

 

40%

Developing ideas & knowledge

 

64%

Forming & joining partnerships & collaborations

 

67%

Collation & distillation of knowledge nuggets

 

53%

Contacting people & organisations

 

67%

Disseminating outputs from research projects

 

53%

Identifying important questions for research

 

42%

Accessing distilled information on a Topic

 

42%

Finding others views on a Topic

 

47%

Rating the information that’s shared

 

27%

Accessing repository of linked info and sources

 

51%

Regular newsletter

 

27%

 

 

 

What would make you join Farm-PEP

   

Simple summaries of Topics

 

67%

Direct contacts with experts & interested peers

 

62%

Community events

 

33%

Promote projects, organisations, products

 

42%

Join & form collaborations

 

67%

Access funding opportunities

 

42%

Product or Practice reviews

 

24%

Share your experiences

 

40%

Recognition for your contributions

 

13%

regular newsletter

 

29%

 

 

 

 

What would you contribute?

   

Questions

 

49%

Answers & comments

 

49%

Experiences

 

40%

Ideas & suggestions for research

 

64%

Project information & results

 

42%

News

 

27%

Information on farming practices/products

 

40%

Reviews

 

18%

Ratings

 

29%

Funding applications

 

22%