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Jane Mills presents at SoilCulture Forum
Jane Mills attended the SoilCulture Forum at Falmouth University which took place between 2nd-5th July where she gave a presentation on the RECARE project, following the Pechakucha format. Read more…
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Haybales2Developing a Framework for a Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) Scheme in the Cotswolds

The CCRI has been working over the past twelve months to develop a framework for the implementation of a PES scheme within the Cotswold catchment (in the Ampney Brook sub-catchment, which extends from Chedworth Laines down to the south of Down Ampney). Read more…
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smartsoilCCRI lead SUPURBFOOD team meeting

The CCRI is one of several European partners currently researching into good practice in food production and consumption in urban areas as part of a major European Commission food project, SUPURBFOOD. CCRI hosted a project team meeting in Bristol in July (2-4th) in connection with SUPURBFOOD. Read more…
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grazingcowsNew CCRI papers in press

CCRI researchers have had new papers accepted for publication in relation to research that accompanies the Badger Vaccination Deployment Project. Read more…
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Evaluation-of-the-impact-ofProfessor Dwyer speaking at Prince of Wales’ Food and Farming Summer School

Professor Janet Dwyer will be speaking at the Prince of Wales’ Food and Farming Summer School, which takes place between 16th-18th July 2014 at the Organic Research Centre in Newbury and Duchy Home Farm in Tetbury. Read more…
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View Professor Paul Courtney’s inaugural lecture online

Professor Paul Courtney’s inaugural lecture presentation can now be viewed online via the University of Gloucestershire’s media library. Read more…
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james-kirwan-2011Local Food helps develop the capacity and resilience of communities and individuals

Dr James Kirwan, project leader of the combined research team (CCRI and f3 – the Local Food Consultants) that evaluated the £59.8 million Big Lottery funded Local Food programme has highlighted some of the key benefits arising from this investment in local food projects across England in a blog. Read more…
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Professor Paul Courtney presents inaugural lecture

CCRI’s Professor of Social Economy, Paul Courtney, presented his inaugural lecture at the University of Gloucestershire’s Park Campus on Wednesday 18 June 2014. The lecture was entitled ‘Value, Impact and Happiness: A socio-economic perspective’. Read more…
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Dr Damian Maye presented a paper at the International M.bovis conference in Cardiff about farmer confidence in badger vaccination to control the spread of bTB from badgers to cattle. Read more… 
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Audrey Roy DefraFuture of rural policy debated

For an internal seminar on the 18th of June, the CCRI team met with its advisory board and Audrey Roy from Defra to debate the future of rural policy. Read more… 
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P1050102CCRI’s Artist in Residence presents ‘work-in’progress’ at Netherlands workshop

CCRI’s ‘Artist in Residence’, Antony Lyons, who is funded by the Leverhulme Trust for his residency project ‘Sabrina Dreaming’, presented his ‘work-in-progress’ at a workshop held in the Netherlands. Read more… 
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Scoping study on the socio-economic benefits of heritage inChris Short presents at the Sustainable Water Action Network (SWAN) conference

Chris Short made a presentation at the Sustainable Water Action Network (SWAN) conference at the University of Seville on 12 June. SWAN is a four-year project that connects academics from the US and Europe around key issues of water management. Read more… 
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The Evaluation of key factors that lead to successful agri-eVALERIE workshop takes place in Brussels

Dr Julie Ingram represented the VALERIE project at a Workshop ‘Best strategies for intercontinental research and innovation partnerships – towards greater impact on global challenges’ held in Brussels on May 26-27. Read more… 
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SOLINSA permacultureInternational Workshop on System Innovation towards Sustainable Agriculture

Dr Julie Ingram presented a paper at an international workshop on System Innovation towards Sustainable Agriculture in Paris (May 22-23) which was organised by Wageningen University, The Netherlands and INRA, France. Read more… 
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CourtneyProfessor Paul Courtney’s Inaugural Lecture

CCRI’s Professor of Social Economy, Paul Courtney, will be presenting his inaugural lecture at the University of Gloucestershire’s Park Campus on Wednesday 18 June 2014. Read more… 
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matt-reedCCRI Symposium

As part of the CCRI Seminar Series, a symposium will be held on Tuesday 3rd June from 11:00 to 13:00. Read more… 
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Changes to the CCRI Seminar Series

A small number of changes have been made to up-coming seminars in this year’s series. Please see the seminar programme for current information.

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julie ingram Julie Ingram attends Landbridge workshop

Dr Julie Ingram attended the Landbridge workshop ‘Taking Stock of the Links between Research and the Land Professions’ at the British Academy on 1 May. Read more… 
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Smith-J.CCRI authored paper published in Area

Dr Julie Smith (previous CCRI PhD student – pictured right), Dr Damian Maye and Professor Brian Ilbery have had a paper published in Area – Institute of British Geographers. Read more…
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KubinakovaKatarina Kubinakova has conference paper accepted for UACES Annual Conference

Katarina Kubinakova has had a conference paper accepted for the UACES 44th Annual Conference, a three day interdisciplinary conference covering all aspects of European Studies which is taking place in Cork, Ireland, 1-3 September 2014. Read more…
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CCRI run workshop at ‘Understanding NRN evaluation & self-assessment’training event

Dr John Powell and Katarina Kubinakova ran a workshop on 8th May, 2014 at 21st NRN (National Rural network) meeting & peer-to-peer training on ‘Understanding NRN evaluation & self-assessment’ 6 to 8 May 2014, Kendal, England. Read more…
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DSC_0040CCRI co-authored paper published online

Professor Janet Dwyer co-authored a paper in Sociologia Ruralis with Cordula Rutz, and Jőrg Schramek which analysed a ten-country study examining the nature and key points of discussion concerning the new reform of the CAP, which was agreed in September 2013. Read more…
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janet dwyer 2011Professor Dwyer guest co-editor of Eurochoices Journal

Professor Janet Dwyer was a guest co-editor of the latest edition of Eurochoices journal, published in April 2014, on the theme of ‘Small Farms in Europe’. Read more…
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cheese portraitFood from Here’ Conference report published CCRI’s Dr Damian Maye gave a presentation at ‘The Food From Here’ conference, which was hosted by the Centre for Agroecology and Food Security (CAFS) at Coventry University on 3rd July 2013. Read more…
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