Latest News in the CCRI

CCRI provide evidence for new Environment Bill for Wales

CCRI’s Professor Janet Dwyer and Dr Rob Berry are contributed evidence to the Environment and Sustainability Committee of the National Assembly for Wales, which is scrutinising the Environment (Wales) Bill. The Bill was introduced by Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Natural Resources, in May this year. Watch the video from Senedd.tv.
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Paper published in Journal of Rural Studies

Dr Julie Ingram has had a paper published in the Journal of Rural Studies. ‘Framing niche-regime linkage as adaptation: an analysis of learning and innovation networks for sustainable agriculture across Europe’ was published in the Journal of Rural Studies 40, 59-75. There is free access to the paper until 13 August 2015.
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Change to CCRI seminar programme

Former CCRI PhD student, Dr Stela Valchovska, was due to make a presentation as part of the CCRI Seminar Series on 9 July 2015. Unfortunately this has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later time.
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2 reduced tilage SmartSOILSmartSOIL EU project to conclude at Brussels conference

The CCRI is one of twelve European partner organisations who have been working on an EU 7th Framework Programme funded project called SmartSOIL. To conclude this 4-year research project, a conference is to be held on 30 September 2015 in Halles des Tanneurs, Brussels, entitled “SmartSOIL: Sustainable soil management aimed at reducing threats to soils under climate change”. Read more…
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julie ingramJulie Ingram attends DG AGRI workshop in Milan

Julie Ingram was invited by The European Commission’s DG AGRI to participate in a workshop “Towards a long-term vision for European agricultural research and innovation by 2020 and beyond” on Friday 19th June 2015 on the site of the World Exhibition EXPO Milan: “Feeding the planet – Energy for life”.Read more…
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CCRI team attend Valerie project meeting in Helsinki

Dr Pete Gaskell, Jane Mills and Dr Julie Ingram attended a VALERIE project meeting in Helsinki on June 10-12, which was hosted by TAPIO, the forestry case study partner in the project. Read more…
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IFSA logoJulie Ingram on steering committee of the 12th European IFSA Symposium

Dr Julie Ingram is on the steering committee of the 12th European IFSA* Symposium, which is taking place at Harper Adams University from Tuesday 12 – Friday 15 July 2016. The theme of the Symposium will be ‘Social and technological transformation of farming systems: Diverging and converging pathways’. Read more…
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Dates set for new Commons Management & Governance short courses

Dates have been announced for the next two short courses in the Commons Management & Governance short course series. Read more…
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CCRI Exmoor report mentioned in House of Commons

A CCRI research report on the state of farming on Exmoor was mentioned in the House of Commons on Monday evening (01/06/2015). Read more…
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Debate: Heritage & Government: towards a more coherent policy

Dr Peter Gaskell has been invited to take part in a debate on Heritage and Government in London on 14th July. Read more…
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CCRI researchers’ article published in Urban Agriculture Magazine

Drs Matthew Reed and Daniel Keech have had a 4-page article published in the May edition of Urban Agriculture Magazine, (no. 29, City Region Food Systems) produced by the global network, RUAF Foundation (Resource centres on Urban Agriculture and Food security).  Read more…
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RSN 2015 Rural Conference

CCRI’s Professor Janet Dwyer and Dr Matt Reed have been invited to speak at the Rural Services Network 2015 Rural Conference ‘Aspiration to Action… The Rural Manifesto’, which is taking place in September at the University of Gloucestershire Park Campus. Read more…
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Professor Janet Dwyer on BBC 4 Farming Today

Janet Dwyer was interviewed by BBC 4 Farming Today on 12 May 2015 regarding the new Uplands Alliance and the challenges faced by upland farmers and other stakeholders. The interview can be listened on http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05tkxq0 until 11 June.Read more…
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