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matt reed policy conference 2010CCRI 2015 Policy Conference

The CCRI is holding a major event in London for the first time in 25 years. ‘Countryside Values for the 21st Century’, which will be held at the Royal Society on 22 January 2015, will provide a platform for discussions about the future of rural areas in the UK and their ever-increasing connections to urban and peri-urban environments. Rehearsals are in full swing and bookings are coming in fast! There has also been keen interest from specialist and national media organisations. Read more…
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CCRI groupCCRI celebrates REF results

The CCRI is celebrating today following the publication of results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), which has classified 71% of CCRI’s submission as ‘Internationally Excellent’ or ‘World Leading’. Read more…
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ImpressionNew research summaries available online

The CCRI has today published two new research summaries which can be downloaded from the CCRI website. Read more…
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MillsOur soil under threat

Jane Mills has contributed an article to the Western Daily Press concerning increasing threats to our soil. “The ground beneath our feet is vital in so many ways, yet we mistreat it on a vast scale and we shouldn’t just blame agriculture for our collective failure to look after it”, Jane says in the article.Read more…
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milkingcows1Agricultural innovation – a need for clear objectives

Dr Matt Reed has spoken to Research Europe about the need for farmers and researchers to be clearer about their joint objectives to make collaboration in agricultural innovation projects a success. Read more…
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matt reed policy conference 2010A new route to innovation

Dr Matt Reed has written a blog piece about the importance of innovation for The Growth Hub. The Growth Hub is a collaboration between GFirst and the University of Gloucestershire, who have come together to create a innovative way of supporting new and existing businesses to maximise their potential. Read the blog here.
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JAEE 2014 Award For Best ArticleCCRI Researchers win Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension best article of 2014

We are delighted to report that an article penned by CCRI researchers has been chosen as the The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension (JAEE) best article for the year 2014. Read more…
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Last 12 Months - 1372The rise of urban farming – Dr Matt Reed interview with Agra Europe

Dr Matt Reed was interviewed by Agra Europe concerning urban farming and how the rise of farming in cities and towns could impact the relationship between urban and rural areas – one of the key areas to be explored in our forthcoming Policy Conference in January. Read more…
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International Year of Soils launched by United Nations

The United Nations has designated 2015 as the ‘International Year of Soils’ to bring to public attention the wide variety of threats to soil and the consequences that these can have on all of our lives. It has been launched today, 5 December, which is World Soil Day. The CCRI is one of 27 project partners working on a 5 year EU project called RECARE, which will be looking at measures to prevent and remediate against soil degradation in Europe. Read more…
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gruyeresUpdate on GLAMUR project

As part of the ongoing EU funded GLAMUR research project, Dr Damian Maye, Dr James Kirwan and Dilshaad Bhundoo recently visited Switzerland to learn about Gruyère cheese production and export, as well as work with GLAMUR colleagues from the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). Read more…
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PorlockVale ExmoorNew project to explore the state of agriculture on Exmoor

The CCRI has won a new research project to explore the state of agriculture on Exmoor.

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berryOpen Geospatial Lab at the University of Gloucestershire

CCRI’s Dr Robert Berry is helping to develop and promote open source GIS education in the University of Gloucestershire and has recently set up, together with Dr Lucy Clarke of the School of Natural and Social Sciences, the Open Geospatial Lab (GOGL). The aim of GOGL is to develop and promote open source GIS education in our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and to stimulate innovative research in the application of open source geospatial technologies. Read more…
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IMG_0768CCRI announce new suite of short courses for 2014/15

In recent years, the CCRI has been involved in the delivery of various short courses, aimed at providing professional development to organisations, community groups and individuals. All these short courses have been built upon solid academic and research expertise.  Read more…
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