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.
The future path of policy is uncertain following Brexit and when the Government starts to negotiate the withdrawal process, the current situation in a range of policy areas is likely to change. Professor Janet Dwyer is one of only 36 key experts invited to take part in a conference organised by Parliament to consider some of the key policy areas affected by the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
The University of Gloucestershire has been working with researchers from South Africa and Egypt to develop understanding of how new research methods to evaluate ecosystem services can help secure water and food security and therefore support poverty alleviation.
The Countryside and Community Research Institute at the University of Gloucestershire was part of a successful team that won a 2016 Gloucestershire CPRE award for ‘innovative use of natural resources, including land and water’.