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CCRI Rural Policy Conference panelCCRI Policy Conference takes place in London

CCRI’s 2015 Policy Conference took place at the Royal Society in London today, Thursday 22 January.

It was attended by a very engaged and diverse audience, with people coming from Scotland and Ireland, as well as community groups and NGO’s across England. Read more…

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CCRI seeking Senior Researcher

The CCRI is seeking to appoint a senior researcher to develop its capacity and reputation in the area of sustainable agriculture and food and nutrition security. Please go to the job webpage for full information and application forms. Closing date for applications is 27 February 2015.
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Demo day for the WILD project at Swill Brook at Lower Mill Estate (© CWPT)

WILD project featured in Cotswold Life magazine 

An article about a project involving the CCRI has been published in Cotswold Life magazine. The article featured the Cotswold Water Park WILD Project and appeared in Cotswold Life December 2014 edition. Read more…
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Julie Ingram talks about her forthcoming presentation for the CCRI Policy Conference


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Professor Paul Courtney discusses his presentation for the forthcoming CCRI Policy Conference

With just over one week to go to the CCRI 2015 Policy Conference, Professor Paul Courtney discusses his presentation – Happiness: A Goal for Rural Policy.


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Matt Reed, Conference Organiser, talks about the forthcoming CCRI Policy Conference


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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.  Read more…
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brighton beachCCRI paper shortlisted for Sociologia Ruralis ‘Best Paper 2013/2014’ award

A paper authored by Professor Nigel Curry and Dr James Kirwan has been shortlisted for the Sociologia Ruralis ‘Best Paper 2013/2014’ award. The paper is entitled “The role of tacit knowledge in developing networks for sustainable agriculture”. Read more…
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ImpressionSpecial SOLINSA edition of Journal published online!
A special issue of the Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension has just been published online, which synthesizes the findings of the three-year European funded project, SOLINSA, for which CCRI was one of eleven European partner organisations. Read more…
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Wine shop by Matt PourneyNew Project Summary available for download – Study on the Competitiveness of European Wines – UK Case Study Summary

In 2014, the CCRI conducted a review of the UK wine market, as part of a wider evaluation of the EU wine sector in order to assess how to improve its current and future competitiveness. 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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janet dwyer 2011The rural economy in Herefordshire

Professor Janet Dwyer was invited to attend ‘The Rural Hub Partnership Rural & Farming Network Forum’ which explored the topic of ‘How can we champion the rural economy in Herefordshire’. 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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