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:
Business Development Manager
04 382 6644