The Countryside and Community Foundation currently has a call open for applications for grant funding. Applications should directly meet the Foundations charitable objects and other requirements. This call closes on 20th February 2021. Please see the Foundation webpage on the CCRI website for Guidance and Terms and Conditions.
Congratulations to our colleagues who have recently passed their APM Project Management Fundamentals qualification.
We are very pleased to recognise the achievements of Julie Ingram and Julie Urquhart with their promotions and to welcome two new members of staff to the team.
We are pleased to recognise promotions to existing colleagues and welcome new ones to the team.
A recent article by Julie Ingram and Damian Maye on digitalisation and agricultural knowledge has now been included in a new ebook.
The University of Gloucestershire is pleased to announce its role in securing £3.8 million from the national research funding agency, Research England, for the creation of a new national centre to support innovation and unlock the potential of rural economies.
When we do surveys, we often collect a large amount of information from respondents that they may feel is personal to them and is not relevant to the topic of the survey. This post explains the utility and importance of doing so, even though it can be tiresome to complete by the respondants.
Defra is funding this project to improve our understanding of the ability of current Agri-environment schemes (AES) to respond to climate change. Climate change and the associated changes in weather are impacting upon agriculture and forestry. We know that bud burst and bird nesting are now two or three weeks earlier than they were 20 or 30 years ago due to overall warming. But as well as gradual change in mean temperatures, the Met Office is recording more extreme weather events (i.e. heatwaves, cold spells, drought, flooding, storms) which impacts natural and managed environments. AES provide support for farmers and
The new year saw three new researchers join the CCRI team. Find out more about them and their areas of work
CCRI, with University of Exeter, has recently started working on a project for Natural England to develop methods for monitoring and evaluating the social outcomes of agri-environment schemes.