Usage of smartphones on farm holdings in England in 2019, by category of use

A survey among English farm holdings that used a smartphone in October of 2019 saw ten percent of responding farms use smartphones to run mapping software to help with the management of environmental schemes (for example Landapp or ArcGIS). The most commonly stated use for the device in relation to business operations was to use the phone to keep up to date with farming and environmental issues such as news, blogs or farming forums.

Which of the following services is the smartphone used for on your farm?*

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

October 2019

Number of respondents

1,296 respondents

Special properties

Farming holdings with a smartphone*

Supplementary notes

* The original question was framed as follows:"Which of the following services are these devices used for on your farm?"

** The source notes: "These holdings were targeted by farm type and size to ensure a representative sample."

Complete categories with given examples:
Defra and related services (e.g. CTS, Basic Payments Scheme, Surveys, Natural England and Environment Agency Services)
Other Government services (e.g. tax, PAYE)
Farm / operational management (e.g. milk recording, benchmarking)
Mapping software (e.g. Landapp, ArcGIS) to help with management of environmental schemes
Financial services (e.g. online banking, accounting)
Sales and/or purchases online
Marketing (e.g. own website)
Online training
Keeping up to date with farming and environmental issues (e.g. news, blogs, farming forums)
Online shopping

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