Researchers from the University of Gloucestershire’s Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) are working with a team of European scientists to develop a novel resilience-enabling framework that can support policy makers and the farming sector to enhance the sustainability and resilience of farms and farming systems.
David Drew MP and Julie Girling MEP are amongst those attending a ground-breaking workshop looking at the future of agriculture, which is being held at the University of Gloucestershire on Thursday, 29th March.
For the last two years, researchers from the Countryside and Community Research Institute, at the University of Gloucestershire, have been working with Marco Della Gala from the University of Calabria to develop a local food app, which was launched on 22nd February 2018. This free Smartphone app is available to download for free from iOS and Android app stores.
Word Soil Day 2017 (5th December) captures the essence of the EU-funded project, SoilCare, which is identifying ways in which soil quality can be improved through cropping systems and techniques, benefiting both the profitability of farms and the environment.
On World Soil Day, we talk about how scientists are looking at how the soil can capture carbon and so lessen climate change, how to stabilise the soil to slow the flow of water and stop flooding, and how agricultural soils can be managed sustainably into the future ensuring we are all fed.
Social science researchers will be at Cheltenham Farmers Market on Friday 10th November and Cirencester Farmers Market on the 11th November to give short talks and chat with members of the public about their latest food and farming research and how it affects the products we buy.
Social science researchers, Hannah Chiswell and Damian Maye, ran an event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science asking consumers “Have you ever thought about how your milk gets from the farm to the supermarket shelves?”
On World Soil Day 2016, we look at how EU funded SoilCare is investigating ways in which soil quality can be improved through cropping systems and techniques, benefiting both the profitability of farms and the environment.
World Soil Day is the one day in the year that the United Nations asks us all to think about the role of soil in our daily lives and how it protects us from many environmental problems. Today we talk about how the RECARE project has gathered scientists from across Europe to find practical answers to sustaining healthy soil.
The University of Gloucestershire and Stroud District Council have announced that they will be hosting a major conference on Natural Flood Management in January 2017.