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Survey of Rural Decision Makers No. 6

The Survey of Rural Decision Makers (SRDM) is the leading source of information about Aotearoa New Zealand’s primary sector. Conducted by Manaaki Whenua every 2 years, thousands of farmers, foresters, growers, and lifestyle block owners from Cape Reinga / Te Rereanga Wairua to Halfmoon Bay complete the survey. The SRDM is one of the largest and longest-running rural surveys in the world.

Logo: Survey of Rural Decision Makers 2023The sixth SRDM will run from June until August 2023 and will include questions related to:

  • ownership and structure
  • land use and land-use change
  • future planning
  • management practices – winter grazing, weed control, and forestry management
  • farm finances
  • values
  • well-being
  • the regulatory environment
  • sources of advice.

The SRDM is designed to build a better picture of decision-making at the farm level. Economic, social, and environmental data are integrated to provide research and advice to benefit policy makers, industry,
and the rural sector alike.

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