Relationship between Social Capital and Success in Farming - Study of Dorset Farmers

A summary of survey research into farmer business success and social capital.

Year of Publication2009

A summary of inconclusive survey research looking at whether farmers' business success is related to their tendencies to connect, mix and link with one another, their local communities and organisations.Social capital was considered in terms of:How well connected farmers in an area are with each other and how much they support each other - "Bonding" social capital.How well farmers are understood and how much they mix with the local communities who are not farmers - "Bridging" social capital.How farmers connect with organisations with power and influence such as government agencies and supermarkets - "Linking" social capital.

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