The University of Gloucestershire is holding an Open Day on Sunday 19th November where CCRI’s postgraduate leader, Dr Matt Reed, will be on hand to offer information about the postgraduate and research opportunities in the CCRI.
Chris Short is working with other researchers in a new innovative collaborative project, led by the University of Reading, which will join forces with farmers, advisors, communities and local authorities across the West Thames area to learn how different land management methods impact on flood risk.
We will be setting up stalls at the Cheltenham and Cirencester farmers’ markets (on 10th and 11th November respectively) to give short talks and chat with members of the public about our latest food and farming research and how it affects the products we buy. These are free events as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.
Paul Courtney has had a paper published which describes a programme of action research which has developed a user-friendly tool to assist smaller social purpose organisations to explore, evidence and value the benefits that they produce for society.
Dr Joo-In Seong, our visiting researcher from South Korea, is making a presentation as part of the CCRI Seminar Series on Thursday 26th October on ‘Rural changes in Korea’s modernisation and new rurality for the future’, which is based on his sabbatical research. The seminar is free to attend.
Julie Ingram was in Portugal last week representing the EU funded VALERIE and AgridemoF2F projects at the Agri Innovation summit 2017 (AIS 2017).
John Powell has been participating in the first ever workshop on commons to be held in China, which was attended by over 80 participants at Tsinghua University in Beijing on 14th and 15th October 2017.
The CCRI is running a Twitter completion – ‘Name the cardboard cow’! – in connection with a free ESRC Festival event ‘From Moo to You’ that they are running at Asda in Gloucester on Monday 6th November. #moo2u
John Powell will be attending the first workshop on commons to be held in China. As President of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), he will be giving a keynote presentation at the opening ceremony on the governance of surface and groundwaters from a commons perspective.
Matt Reed is to present a free research webinar on 19th October on the added value of certification for farmers in delivering more sustainable farming, based on the findings from a research project that revealed that LEAF Marque certification can offer significant financial, environmental and social benefits for farm businesses who are members of the system.