CCRI’s Dr Phil Staddon’s PhD student Maede Faghihinia is researching the impact of grazing intensity on belowground ecosystem functioning and carbon cycling in North China steppe.
Today (5th December) is World Soil Day – a day to celebrate and raise awareness on the importance of our soils.
Can farmers improve their soil whilst increasing their profitability? This is a question that has been puzzling scientists on the SoilCare research project for the last four years.
CCRI Professor of Social Economy, Paul Courtney has been invited to guest edit a Special Issue of the journal ‘Sustainability’. The theme of the Special Issue will be ‘Fostering Inclusivity in Rural Economic Development’ and manuscripts are now being accepted for consideration.
A video concerning the ‘RUST’ project that has involvement from CCRI Research Assistant, Dilshaad Bundhoo has now been made available on the University of Gloucestershire’s Research Repository.
Janet Dwyer and Katarina Kubinakova travel to Brussels this week to attend the ENRD Workshop ‘Vibrant Rural Areas: Rural Jobs’, where Janet will give a keynote presentation.
Chris Short is currently in Bern, attending a workshop focussing on historical forms of sustainability. He will be presenting work from the FUTGRAZE project, which is in conjunction with NIBIO and the Foundation for Common Land.
Research assistant Amr Khafagy has just had an article published on ‘OpenDemocracy’ discussing the latest IMF loan to Egypt and the socioeconomic consequences of the recent economic reforms
Damian Maye is co-author of a new paper which stems from the Horizon 2020 project ‘ROBUST’.
This week the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development published a report investigating the EU farming employment sector. The CCRI was part of the consortium, which was led by OIR.
The European Commission have published a report that was led by the CCRI. The report evaluated the impact of the CAP on generational renewal, local development and jobs in rural areas.