Research at TIAH

One of TIAH’s core values is to be evidence based. What does this mean in practice? Simply that we put research at the heart of what we do.  

Research, and the evidence from it, informs our services – what we will deliver and how we will deliver it. 

Current research includes: 


Labour Market Information

The first piece of work commissioned by TIAH was a review of the varied data sources and reports around the agricultural and horticultural workforce. This was completed in late 2021 by Savills.  

Following this work, a more in-depth survey has been developed and run by the University of Exeter on behalf of TIAH. To date we have had nearly 700 responses to this work and look forward to sharing the outcomes when the report is published later this year. 

All of this work will be used to inform the third element of this work, a workforce model. This model, designed by Scarlatti, will help provide industry insight on current and future workforce needs to help us become more proactive in this vital area.  


Careers Information

We have commissioned research from Family Kids and Youth, a leading global market and social research agency to fully understand what barriers to entry may exist in choosing a career in agriculture or horticulture. 

This is a large-scale survey of secondary-school age children and young adults. It also includes the careers teachers and family members that may influence their careers choices.  

We look forward to sharing a summary of this with you soon. 

TIAH's Services

We want farmers and growers to be at the heart of what we do. We want to provide services that offer real support and value to individuals, to businesses and to the industry.  

As we enter TIAH’s pilot phase, we are looking for farmers and growers to support our final stages of development by joining our TIAH Cultivators scheme. We are inviting the wider industry to share their knowledge and experience. Those taking part will have the opportunity to shape the future of the TIAH products and services. Find out more about our TIAH Cultivators scheme.