Research will be carried out in three phases, as detailed below. The research includes mixed methods which will ensure that the research questions are considered from multiple perspectives and in significant depth.

Phase 1: Survey and policy analysis

This stage of research comprises a survey for farmers, employers and workers of all kinds in horticulture and ongoing policy analysis. The survey is available to take in English, Romanian and Ukrainian, see the links below and the ‘Phase 1’ page for details.

Are you a grower or fruit and vegetable worker? Complete the survey here: Working for ‘five a day’ (

Lucrați în producția de fructe sau legume? Vrem să înțelegem experiența dumneavoastră. Completați sondajul

Ви працюєте у галузі вирощування фруктів або овочів? Ми хочемо дізнатися про Ваш досвід. Пройдіть опитування.

Phase 2: In-person qualitative research

Phase two will involve in-depth interviews with farmers and workers. It will also involve ethnographic (observational) research. See the Phase 2 page for details.

Phase 3: Analysis and multi-stakeholder discussions

Phase three will be an interactive stage of research in which early findings will be shared with key stakeholders. See the Phase 3 page for details.