Countryside Values for the 21st Century

Date: Thursday 22 January 2015

Venue: Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG


9.30                       Registration and Coffee

10.00 – 10.15        Introduction and Welcome

10.15 – 11.30        An Inclusive Food System?

Re-imagining food chain performance
Damian Maye and James Kirwan (CCRI)

Food & cities
Joy Carey (f3)

Food in cities – the new frontier of rural policy.
Matt Reed (CCRI)

Questions and discussion

IMG_018411.30 – 12.45        Well-being, Happiness and Rural Policy

Happiness – a goal for rural policy?
Paul Courtney (CCRI)

Growing carrots for health and happiness
Margi Lennartsson (Garden Organic)

Delivering well-being benefits through the RDPE
John Powell (CCRI)

Questions and discussion


12.45 – 13.45       Lunch & Networking


13.45 – 15.00       Learning and Innovation for Sustainable Farm Businesses

Co-innovation –new approaches to translating research outputs for on-farm innovation
Julie Ingram (CCRI)

Farm field labs & farm level innovation
Tom MacMillan (Soil Association)

Engaging in sustainable farm management: sharing understanding and reshaping agendas
Janet Dwyer & Jane Mills (CCRI)

Questions and discussion

15.00 – 15.45     Discussion: Priorities for Policy and Action

Chair: Chris Short (CCRI)

Andy Dean (Rural Services Network)

                       Audrey Roy (Natural England)

15.45 – 16.00    Closing comments and Thanks

Janet Dwyer (CCRI)

followed by

                          Tea and departure


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