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Benchmarking the views of young children on Food, Farming and Countryside issues - October 2006

Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) recognises that children 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 stage 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. The results from this initial qualitative stage will be used to guide the development of the subsequent quantitative study in November 2006.
Focusing on the three specific areas of interest, food, farming and the countryside - the qualitative research was conducted among children in the target age range to establish their views, evaluate any differences, and assess what differences, if any, are due to resources, activities and experience.

icon Stage 1 - Qualitative Research - October 2006 (506.72 kB)