CCRI’s Dr Matt Reed spoke on the Kate Clark programme on BBC Radio Gloucestershire yesterday (10th December) about the importance of soil and how the CCRI is working on EU funded projects to identify ways in which soil quality can be improved through cropping systems and techniques.
CCRI Director, Professor Janet Dwyer is making a seminar presentation on Thursday 14th December about her experience and research over the summer in Kyoto, Japan, where she undertook an OECD Research Fellowship. The seminar is free to attend.
A CCRI team of researchers have been leading a work package for the EU funded project VALERIE -Valorising European Research for Innovation in Agriculture and Forestry, which has developed a smart ‘virtual adviser’ tool (ask-Valerie.eu)
A paper, co-written by Julie Ingram, Peter Gaskell, Jane Mills and Pieter de Wolf (University of Wageningen), has just been published in Land Use Policy. It describes how the VALERIE team has worked with stakeholder communities (farmers, advisers, supply chain actors, researchers) in ten farming and forestry case studies across Europe to collaboratively translate scientific outputs.
Julie Ingram is at the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security: Global Challenges, Local Solutions and Connected Pathways this week in Cape Town, networkworking and sharing ideas about implementing local solutions and innovation for sustainable agriculture.
The latest VALERIE newsletter is now available for download, summarising the activities in some of the project case studies, as well as an update on the ask-Valerie tool.
Today is World Soil Day, when the attention of the world is focussed on one of our most important natural resources – soil. World Soil Day is held annually on 5th December to highlight the importance of soil on Earth, which we need for basic survival – food and energy.
The CCRI is delighted that Stephen Pritchard has successfully defended his PhD thesis. Stephen has only minor corrections to make to his final thesis, an abstract of which can be read here.
Julie Ingram is in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the 4th Global Science Conference On Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA), where she will be presenting a poster authored by herself and Emilio J González-Sánchez, who is from the University of Córdoba, Spain and Secretary General, European Conservation Agriculture Federation.
Chris Short and Janet Dwyer attended a PEGASUS workshop in The Hague on 16th November, which was attended by Marjolijn Sonnema, Director-General Agriculture & Nature at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands.