Evaluation of the Farm Resilience Programme

Evaluation of the Farm Resilience Programme

It is clear that the Farm Resilience Programme is having a considerable economic, social and environmental impact for individual farms.

ADAS researchers

Since 2016, the Farm Resilience Programme has supported nearly 1000 farming families to improve their business performance and make real changes on farm. In 2021, we commissioned ADAS to undertake an independent evaluation of the programme’s first four years.

Through a series of surveys, interviews, and analysis ADAS’s evaluation found that the Farm Resilience Programme delivers significant economic, social, and environmental benefits for farmers. The Farm Resilience Programme is cost efficient and good value for money, with a return for farmers of around £3 for every £1 invested by the programme – not including ongoing benefits to farmers which continue after they’ve completed the programme. Many farmers said they have gained more awareness of environmental issues, with 36% having taken part in government agri-environmental schemes as a result of the programme.

As a result of the Farm Resilience Programme:

  1. Farmers saw a return of around £3 for every £1 invested by the programme.
  2. 36% of farmers have taken part in government agri-environmental schemes as a result of the programme.
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of farmers reported increases in profitability
%
of farmers reported cost savings
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of farmers reported improved business skills
%
of farmers improved their succession planning

“It puts farmers back in control of their business and builds their confidence to make the changes which are appropriate for their unique situation.”

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