Our research

Since 2016, The Royal Countryside Fund has commissioned a number of pieces of research into the issues and challenges that face rural areas, farming families and communities across the UK countryside. This supports our mission to respond to areas of real need in the countryside. 

All on the Table

Supporting a network of local abattoirs in the UK.

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More than a Mart

How the UK’s auction marts can step up to secure a brighter future for farmers and rural communities.

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Evaluation of the FRP

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.

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The Village Survival Guide

Want to get your community up and running? In 2019, we launched our Village Survival Guide, which offers hints, tips and practical advice from people who have made a real difference in their rural community.

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Recharging Rural 

Recharging Rural sought to understand how rural communities can be helped to be self-sufficient and viable into 2030 and beyond. This was to assist the RCF to plan and deliver our future support to rural areas through grant programmes, advocacy and enabling delivery. 

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Our other reports

Who’d be a farmer today?
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Is there a future for the small family farm?
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The cash- flow crisis in farming.
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