Centre for Rural Economy


Learning from the Foot and Mouth Crisis

This project considered the impact of the Foot and Mouth crisis on rural economies, with a specific focus on the North of England.

The research examined the institutional management of Foot and Mouth, the response of rural firms and farms and the effects on consumer attitudes, the project sought to explain the conduct and impact of the crisis and identify medium-term consequences for rural policy and governance and programmes for rural recovery.

Related publications:

Bennett, K., Phillipson, J., Lowe, P. and Ward, N. (2001) The Impact of the Foot and Mouth Crisis on Rural Firms: A Survey of Microbusinesses in the North East of England. Centre for Rural Economy Research Report 32

Harvey, D.R. (2001) What Lessons from Foot and Mouth? A Preliminary Economic Assessment of the 2001 Epidemic, Centre for Rural Economy Working Paper 63 

Lowe, P., Edwards, S. and Ward, N. (2001) The Foot and Mouth Crisis: Issues for Public Policy and Research, Centre for Rural Economy Working Paper 64