A new seminar date for your diaries! On Thursday, 22nd February, Alberto Serra, a MSc student in Wageningen University’s rural sociology department, will be presenting ‘(Dis)assembling Alternative Food Networks in Sheffield, UK’.
A report written for the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW), authored by Janet Dwyer, ‘The Implications of Brexit for Agriculture, Rural Areas and Land Use in Wales, has been cited in different media, including today’s (5th February) BBC News and BBC Wales.
Foresters’ Forest has launched a survey to find out how much residents and visitors know about the built, natural and cultural heritage of the Forest, as well as understanding more about what makes the Forest special to people. Take part in the survey now and enter free draw to win some fantastic prizes.
Between 2015 and 2016, CCRI’s Dan Keech worked with the OFU to carry out a research study to compare the socio-cultural dimensions of urban agriculture (UA) in Bath and Bamberg. The research is now completed and a project summary has been produced, which can be downloaded free of charge from our website.
The Countryside and Community Research Institute is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant (Student Placement) to support the research output of the Institute. This vacancy is directed at full-time undergraduate students for whom the placement is a defined component of their course.
The CCRI has announced that it will be holding a Rural Policy workshop linked to Brexit on Thursday, 29th March, 2018. The workshop, which is free to attend, seeks to build on ideas from a range of industry experts, practitioners and existing discussions to identify priorities and ways to embed them into policy thinking, and ultimately action, so that food, farming and environment policy is fit for the challenges that lie ahead in the next 70 years.
Dan Keech was at a mini-symposium on urban food growing at the OpenSpace Research Centre in Milton Keynes on 13th December. The symposium was called ‘Urban food-growing activities: what prospects for system change?’ and Dan presented a paper called ‘City horticulture – rural identity: World Heritage in Bamberg, Bavaria’.
The CCRI has today launched its 2017 Year in Review, which highlights the work and activities in the CCRI during 2017. It can be downloaded free of charge from the iBooks store or as a PDF from the University’s Research Repository.
CCRI’s Dr Matt Reed spoke on the Kate Clark programme on BBC Radio Gloucestershire yesterday (10th December) about the importance of soil and how the CCRI is working on EU funded projects to identify ways in which soil quality can be improved through cropping systems and techniques.
CCRI Director, Professor Janet Dwyer is making a seminar presentation on Thursday 14th December about her experience and research over the summer in Kyoto, Japan, where she undertook an OECD Research Fellowship. The seminar is free to attend.