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ADR Wales accomplishments recognised at Partnership Awards

The work of the ADR Wales team has been awarded at the 2024 ADR UK Partnership Awards. Nominated by colleagues across the partnership, the ADR UK Partnership Awards recognise the…

The Administrative Data | Agricultural Research Collection project powers on in next phase

The Administrative Data | Agricultural Research Collection (AD|ARC) project hopes to enhance the prosperity and wellbeing of farm households. In this blog, Dr Paul Caskie reflects on what was achieved…

Project examines structure of farming households to inform policy across UK

In a new blog from the AD|ARC project, Stuart Neil, agriculture and rural affairs statistician at Welsh Government, discusses the picture that is emerging from early work on farming households…

New Data Insight compares structure of farming and non-farming households in Wales

A new ADR Wales Data Insight presents data on the structure of farming households in Wales and compares them to other non-farming rural households. The work was carried out by…

ADR UK invests further funding in AD|ARC

ADR UK is providing a second phase of funding for the Administrative Data | Agricultural Research Collection (AD|ARC) programme. This four-nation project will increase understanding of farmer and farm household…

Farming and farmers in Northern Ireland: Working in partnership to create a data linking project

In this latest edition of the AD|ARC blog series, Orla Bateson from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) discusses the development of the Census Agricultural Research Study (CARS) and the next steps…

AD|ARC – Forging and strengthening a UK-wide administrative data research network

Nicholas Webster is a Senior Analyst for the Administrative Data | Agricultural Research Collection. Here he discusses how the project is forging new connections across government, academia and the agricultural sector…

AD|ARC: ADR Scotland working in partnership to deliver a UK-wide data linking project

Dave Grzybowski, Team Leader of the Scottish Government Data Acquisition Team in ADR Scotland, discusses how colleagues in Scotland are supporting the Administrative Data|Agricultural Research Collection (AD|ARC) project, its impact and building on…

How can data linking support the delivery of a new agricultural policy in England? A Defra perspective

Dave Fernall, statistician in the Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Farming Statistics team and lead for the Administrative Data | Agricultural Research Collection (AD|ARC) project in England, shares his personal views on how…

AD|ARC: Linking Government data to support Farming in Scotland

Alastair McAlpine is a Senior Statistician in the Scottish Government’s Rural and Environmental Sciences and Analytical Services division and is also an ADR UK Ambassador. Here he discusses how the AD|ARC (Administrative…