Page 1: Welcome and introduction

Page 1: Welcome

AGROMIX - participatory research to drive the transition to a resilient and efficient land use in Europe 

AGROMIX is a European Union funded project which focuses on practical agroecological solutions for farm and land management and related value chains.  

There are various farming systems and practices which can increase on-farm beneficial ecological interactions. If appropriately managed, these ecological interactions can lead to higher animal welfare, improved yields, increased farm profitability, and increased resilience in the face of economic or climate shocks.

Two such systems are mixed farming and agroforestry, which our project focuses on. There are many other farming practices and methods that also encourage these beneficial ecological interactions (intercropping, rotational grazing etc) and we hope to assess these also. 

This questionnaire aims to identify and evaluate the beneficial interactions from nature (sometimes called ecosystem services) on your farm and how these interactions influence your response to change. 

In total, the survey consists of 4 sections with 20 multiple-choice questions. At the end, you will be able to download your answers for your records. Many thanks for your participation. 

For more information about AGROMIX, please visit www.AGROMIXproject.net

AGROMIX survey team: Rosemary Venn, Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz, Daan Verstand, Michelle Alan, Susanne Schnabel and Ülle Püttsepp

 

Please read the following Participant Information Statement:

The aim of this study is to identify and evaluate ecosystem services and disservices that are present in agroforestry and mixed farming systems. The study is being conducted by Rosemary Venn at Coventry University.

You have been asked to take part in this questionnaire survey as someone who practices agroforestry and or mixed farming. Your participation in the survey is entirely voluntary, and you can opt-out at any stage by closing and exiting the browser. If you are happy to take part, please answer the following questions relating to AGROMIX. Your answers will help us to evaluate which ecosystem services and disservices are of most importance in relation to mixed farming and agroforestry. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Your answers will be treated confidentially and the information you provide will be kept anonymous in any research outputs/publications. Your data will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. Your data will be held securely by Coventry University and will only be viewed by the researcher/research team. All data will be deleted by 30th May 2023. You are free to withdraw your questionnaire responses from the project data set at any time until the data are destroyed on May 30th, 2023. You should note that your data may be used in the production of formal research outputs (e.g. journal articles, conference papers, theses, and reports) prior to this date and so you are advised to contact the university at the earliest opportunity should you wish to withdraw from the study.  To withdraw, please contact the lead researcher (contact details are provided below). Please also contact the Faculty Research Support Office (priscilla.claeys@coventry.ac.uk) so that your request can be dealt with promptly in the event of the lead researcher’s absence. You do not need to give a reason. A decision to withdraw, or not to take part, will not affect you in any way. Coventry University is a Data Controller for the information you provide. You have the right to access information held about you.  Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the General Data  Protection Regulation and the  Data  Protection Act  2018.  You also have other rights including rights of correction, erasure, objection, and data portability. For more details, including the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office, please visit www.ico.org.uk Questions, comments, and requests about your personal data can also be sent to the University Data Protection Officer dpo@coventry.ac.uk

The project has been reviewed and approved through the formal  Research  Ethics procedure at Coventry University. For further information, or if you have any queries, please contact the lead researcher Rosemary Venn (rosemary.venn@coventry.ac.uk). If you have any concerns that cannot be resolved through the lead researcher, please contact  Dr. Sara Burbi (sara.burbi@coventry.ac.uk).

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this survey. Your help is very much appreciated.

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