CCRI has produced a project summary for Supurbfood, an EU project that ran from 2012 and 2015 which explored good practice in the development of food production and consumption within city regions.
Matt Reed and Jane Mills attended a plenary meeting of RECARE in Hella, Iceland, from 29th May to 2nd June.
The CCRI is working with Rural Services Network (RSN) and Rural England, conducting a survey in which rural stakeholders are being invited to participate to help shape a new agenda for the countryside.
Julie Ingram and Hannah Chiswell recently attended a meeting in Aberdeen for the Agridemo-F2F project (Building an interactive Agridemo–Hub community enhancing farmer to farmer learning), which is looking at best practice in farm demonstration.
The results of a CCRI study of the LEAF Marque certification have today been released. The study shows that LEAF Marque certification can offer significant financial, environmental and social benefits for farm businesses both in the UK and overseas.
Luca Lazzarini, who is visiting the CCRI from 13th February to 31st July 2017, writes about the ViaSalaria study walk across Italy, which he is co-organising and raising funds for.
Visiting CCRI scholar, Luca Lazzarini, is co-organising a 180 mile walk along the ancient Salaria road in Italy, passing through some of the villages deeply affected by the earthquake. The walk – ‘ViaSalaria’ – is an itinerant walking workshop that aims at studying the landscape, particularly in rural and mountainous areas. It will be undertaken by a group of undergraduate and PhD students, who will walk from Adriatic to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The CCRI has today published a new Commons e-book, featuring a compilation of blog posts written in connection with commons, and in particular attendance at various international IASC conferences over the last few years. This follows on from the Commons e-book that the CCRI published in March 2016, entitled ‘Commons – Governance of shared assets’, which is still available as a free download.
There is still time to register for the free CCRI seminar taking place tomorrow, Thursday 25th May. Former CCRI Artist in Residence, Antony Lyons and Jenny Phelps from FWAG SouthWest, will be making a presentation entitled “Water and Integrated Local Delivery (WILD) project, enabling local communities and famers to influence their local environment and its future management and development”, based on the WILD (Water and Integrated Local Delivery) project.
Our placement student, Eloise Fresnay, is a ‘WWOOFer’ and she is calling for other WWOOFers and hosts to help her student placement research study by completing a short survey on WWOOFIng to help her establish how it plays a role in farming knowledge transmission.