Holiday home owners in the Peel region are being called upon to help University of Western Australia (UWA) researchers looking at how holiday home tourism could help the region's agriculture industry.
Associate Professor Adam Czarnecki and Professor Fiona Haslam McKenzie at the UWA School of Agriculture and Environment are studying whether holiday-home tourists' demand for food products may contribute to the diversification of local agricultural production in rural areas of WA.
Professor Czarnecki said the survey was for research purposes only, and all data collected would be kept anonymous.
I am conducting an 11-month project on relations between holiday home tourism and agriculture in WA.Associate Professor Adam Czarnecki
"At UWA I am conducting an 11-month project on relations between holiday-home tourism and agriculture in WA," he said.
"I have been continuing my study trying to attract some new respondents willing to fill in my online questionnaire in order to improve my survey's response rate."
The main purpose of the study, to be carried out in the Peel region, is to examine whether second-home tourism - through holiday-home owners' purchases, preferences and willingness to pay for various goods - may contribute to the diversification of the local agricultural production and to support sustainable development in rural communities.
To take part in the survey, visit https://forms.gle/YsP2hpUsmUL2UqXn9