Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Survey of Rural Decision Makers 2019

Survey of Rural Decision Makers 2019

Survey of Rural Decision Makers 2019

The fourth biennial Survey of Rural Decision Makers was conducted in spring 2019. The survey addressed similar topics to the previous three waves (2013, 2015, 2017), but questions have been refined to reflect topics of emerging interest. In 2019, these topics included tree planting, resilience, and risk mitigation.

There were 3740 responses to the 2019 wave of the SRDM, including 1619 respondents who also completed the 2017 wave. These data:

  • Provide information that complements rather than repeats other surveys
  • Incorporate emerging topics of interest
  • Enable the delivery of a wide range of analyses and statistical information to support national, regional, and sector policy development and evaluation
  • Support research and insight into decision making among farmers, foresters, and growers.

Summary results for 2019 are provided below. All participating farmers, foresters, and growers are invited to view the results – it is rare to be offered these insights despite the high number of surveys that they are asked to complete.

If you would like to discuss how Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research can help your organisation gain insights from the Survey of Rural Decision Makers, please contact:
Christine Harper
Business Development Manager
04 382 6644

Survey of Rural Decision Makers 2019
1. About the survey

2.1 Age of respondents
2. Demographics

3.1 Highest educational achievement
3. Education

4.1.3 Commercial and lifestyle farmer respondents by region
4. Current Land Use and Land Use Change

5.5.4 Souce of financial support for activities taken on land set aside for bush and/or wetlands
5. Management Practices

6.1 How much focus has biosecurity been for you?
6. Biosecurity

7.1.5 When will you next harvest all or part of this forest?
7. Forestry and Tree Planting

8.1 In general I am prepared to take risks
8. Values

9.1 What are your personal thoughts about climate change? (by primary industry)
9. Climate

10.1 How much focus have these been for you?
10. Resilience

11.1 Percent debt relative to total value of capital and/or land by primary industry
11. Finance

12.1 Timing of planned intensification of dairy and horticulture
12. Future Planning