Matt Reed is the lead author on a paper just published in Urban Agriculture & Regional Food Systems. The paper – “The Challenges of Governing Urban Food Production across Four European City-Regions: Identity, Sustainability and Governance” – is available with free access online.
More than 125 people attended CCRI’s ‘Growing the Future’ Rural Policy workshop held at the University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester on Thursday, 29th March, 2018.
Julie Ingram was at Ghent University in Belgium last week examining a PhD thesis entitled ‘Dynamics of participation and learning in sustainable farming initiatives: opening the black box’.
Researchers from the 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.
CCRI researchers have been at a Historic England workshop this week talking about their research, including dry stone walls in the Peak District National Park, and heritage, natural capital and ecosystems services in the Lower Severn Vale.
Julie Ingram is attending the Agridemo F2F project technical review on Monday 26th March in Brussels to represent the case study analysis Work Package which the CCRI leads. She will also be in Leuven on 28th March attending the supra-regional meeting for both Agridemo and the sister project PLAID to review the latest version of the FARMDEMO HUB with actors and stakeholders.
Janet Dwyer has been at the LEAF Marque Summit today (Thursday 22nd March 2018), hosted by Waitrose in Maidenhead, Berkshire, which has been exploring some of the pressing questions around the role of assurance systems in delivering meaningful improvements for farmers and the environment.
Chris Short was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today, together with Jenny Phelps of FWAG SW, about the Upper Thames Catchment Partnership and Agri-environment schemes.
Julie Ingram has had a paper published in Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions with free access until 28th April 2018.
Jane Mills was an invited expert at the EU workshop “Interactive innovation in action – Multi-actor project learning from each other” on 8th March, which was run by the agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-Agri) in Brussels.