Attitudes to Uplands Entry Level Stewardship (NECR091)
Uplands Entry Level Stewardship (UELS) was introduced in July 2010. It is a new strand of the Environmental Stewardship Scheme for farmers and land managers with at least one parcel of eligible land in a Severely Disadvantaged Area (SDA).
The four objectives of the research were:
- To assess the awareness of and attitudes towards UELS among farmers and land managers in the Severely Disadvantaged Areas.
- To identify the factors affecting uptake of UELS in general and of particular options within the scheme.
- To evaluate the effectiveness of targeted UELS advice and support.
- To evaluate the above on the basis of: previous participation in an agri-environment scheme; region; farm type; tenancy/ownership and farm size.
The methodological approach adopted included a telephone survey of 804 UELS agreement holders and eligible non-agreement holders and 40 more in-depth face-to-face interviews with a cross-section of UELS agreement and non-agreement holders.
The main aim of this report is to contribute to the evidence base required to monitor and evaluate the implementation of UELS.
This record was published on 22 February 2012.
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