Latest News in the CCRI

WILD (Cotswold Water Park Trust)Update on WILD project

Chris Short and Melissa Affleck are currently involved in helping the delivering partners in developing and implementing the Cotswold Water Park WILD Project (Water Framework Directive (WFD) with Integrated Local Delivery).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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Farmer Knowledge Networks for Bovine TB paper presented at 2014 annual international conference of the Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers cows

A CCRI co-authored paper was presented at the 2014 annual international conference of the Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers,. ‘Using scenarios to examine farmer knowledge networks for bovine TB’ Read more…
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keechAll ruins are narratives, all narratives are ruins, and all narratives are co-produced

Dr Dan Keech teamed up with former CCRI colleague, Professor Owain Jones (now Bath Spa University), to deliver a presentation at the 2014 annual international conference of the Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers on the co-productive influences of ‘ruins’. Read more…
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winter school 2CCRI Winter School announced

The CCRI is pleased to announce that the 2014 CCRI Winter School will take place on 6 -7 November at the University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Cheltenham. Read more…
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2 reduced tilage SmartSOILReport published from SmartSOIL project

A report from the SmartSOIL project, authored by Dr Julie Ingram and Jane Mills, has recently been published. The report is entitled ‘Overview of socio-economic influences on crop and soil management systems’. Read more…
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Barley.jpgProfessor Dwyer invited to Sustainable Intensification Platform Committee

CCRI Director and Professor of Rural Policy, Janet Dwyer, has been invited and accepted to be a member of the Defra Sustainable Intensification Platform (SIP) Committee. SIP aims to develop more integrated and collaborative ways of funding, conducting and applying agricultural research. Read more…
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dwyerProfessor Dwyer pens article for Agra Europe

Professor Janet Dwyer has written an article for Agra Europe regarding the new generation of Rural Development Programmes (RDPs), financed under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and covering the six-year period 2015-2020. Read more…
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JI florence smartsoilSmartSOIL paper published

An article entitled ‘Managing Soil Organic Carbon: A Farm Perspective’, co-authored by Julie Ingram and Jane Mills in connection with the SmartSOIL project that they have been working on, has just been published in the journal Eurochoices (Volume 13, Issue 2, pages 12–19, August 2014). Read more…
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Haybales3Newsletter from Broughton Grounds Farm

We are pleased to bring you the latest newsletter from Broughton Grounds Farm, which is farmed by James Taylor and his family. James is a good friend of the CCRI and has collaborated on several research projects. Read more…
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janet dwyer 2011Update on special edition of Eurochoices Journal

Professor Janet Dwyer was a guest co-editor of a special edition of Eurochoices journal, which was published in April 2014. Read more…
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hillsheepEvaluation of the Hill Farming Training Project Pilot – project summary available to download

The project summary for an evaluation of the Hill Farming Training Project Pilot is available to download. Read more…
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ladyandboygettingoncommunitNew CCRI Project Summary available for download

In 2013, the CCRI was commissioned by Defra to examine how alternative service delivery models in rural areas have developed, how they operate in practice, and what the main successes and barriers are to their implementation in rural areas. A CCRI project summary is now available for download. Read more…
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CCRI marks retirement of CCRI Director, Professor Nigel Curry

The end of July saw the departure from CCRI of its founder and longest-serving Director, Professor Nigel Curry, who retired after more than 26 years of significant and influential research in the areas of rural economy, countryside policy and planning here in Gloucestershire. Read more…
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