1. As a final year Geography and Environmental Management student at Northumbria University, I am required to produce a dissertation on a topic of interest to me. My project involves an exploration of the reasons why organic farming in the region is adopted and I am also trying to gain an insight as to why it is not adopted. This research is being carried out under the supervision of Dr. Samantha Jones and has passed the university’s Health and Safety and Ethics controls.

Your participation in my research requires the completion of a short questionnaire which will take approximately 5-10 minutes. It is important that the views given in this questionnaire are that of one of the farm owners. There is also the opportunity to provide contact details if you are willing to take part further in my research.

All answers you give will be kept confidential and will be disposed of in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act upon completion of the research project. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions before you participate.

I do however require consent of your participation - clicking on 'agree' below indicates that:

1. You have read the above information and have therefore been briefed about this research project, its purpose and you agree to participate;
2. You have been informed by the researcher that your answers are confidential and anonymous.
3. You have been given the opportunity to ask questions.

Leanne Defty