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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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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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IMG_0198View 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

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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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