We are living through the beginnings of the worst food crisis since the Second World War, with warnings that as the global economy slumps the most marginal and vulnerable will face food shortages.
Later this week, the final RECARE conference will be taking place in Brussels. Over the last five years, the project has been the focus for three researchers within CCRI. One of these, Matt Reed reflects on RECARE, prior to its culmination.
The CCRI has a long pedigree of using traditional research methods within social sciences and collectively has decades of experience within its team. Over the past few months, we have been exploring a set of new research techniques and asking people to help us with their development.
Matt Reed reflects on our recent blog post ‘Superfoods go to the roof!’ and explores some of the arguments behind ‘superfoods’ in connection with the future of food and the future of food in cities.
Matt Reed has been walking the terraces of Cyprus where a team from The Cyprus Institute, as part of the RECARE project, are investigating the role of terraces in preserving the soil. In this blog, Matt talks about the traditions of cultivation of mountain terraces and the the challenge to produce and sell food in a way that develops livelihoods and sustains the environment. Matt was accompanied by Jane Mills.
One of the challenges we face all of the time is how to communicate our sometimes quite complex research findings, especially when those ideas are still in development.
We had 210 useable responses to the big cat survey.
Over the next few weeks on this blog we will be publishing the results of the CCRI’s Big Cat Survey.