Brexit report for Public Policy Institute for Wales

Brexit report for Public Policy Institute for Wales

Professor Janet Dwyer’s report for the Public Policy Institute for Wales, entitled The Implications of Brexit for Agriculture, Rural Areas and Land Use in Wales has been published online this week. The report suggests how the anticipated changes to trading conditions and relationships might leave Welsh agriculture in a disadvantaged position compared to its main trading competitors after 2022. The report will be launched as part of the forthcoming ‘Brexit and Wales: Land and Sea’ workshop on Tuesday 13th February at Aberyswyth University.

Final programme confirmed: CCRI Rural Policy workshop

Final programme confirmed: CCRI Rural Policy workshop

The CCRI has announced that it will be holding a Rural Policy workshop linked to Brexit on Thursday, 29th March, 2018. The workshop, which is free to attend, seeks to build on ideas from a range of industry experts, practitioners and existing discussions to identify priorities and ways to embed them into policy thinking, and ultimately action, so that food, farming and environment policy is fit for the challenges that lie ahead in the next 70 years.

Urban Food under the spotlight

Urban Food under the spotlight

Dan Keech was at a mini-symposium on urban food growing at the OpenSpace Research Centre in Milton Keynes on 13th December. The symposium was called ‘Urban food-growing activities: what prospects for system change?’ and Dan presented a paper called ‘City horticulture – rural identity: World Heritage in Bamberg, Bavaria’.