Development of an Evaluation Framework to Facilitate Future Longitudinal Evaluation of Business Development Group Programme Impacts on Farm Performance

This research project, a one year scoping study will aim to develop a methodology and framework to identify and establish key farm level metrics from a socioeconomic perspective, (capturing both quantitative and qualitative data) which will form a template for data collection and future analysis. This one year study will establish baseline samples of Northern Ireland farms participating in Business Development Groups and control groups of non-participating farms.