The University of Gloucestershire has been working with researchers from South Africa and Egypt to develop understanding of how new research methods to evaluate ecosystem services can help secure water and food security and therefore support poverty alleviation.
The Countryside and Community Research Institute at the University of Gloucestershire was part of a successful team that won a 2016 Gloucestershire CPRE award for ‘innovative use of natural resources, including land and water’.
The University of Gloucestershire, in collaboration with London-based creative designer Hayden Peek, is carrying out a research project to determine to what extent consumers currently use existing FOP traffic light nutrition labeling to make their food choices or whether an alternative receipt-based summary may be a more useful tool instead.
Researchers at the University of Gloucestershire have secured funding from the UK’s Newton Fund to work with researchers from Egypt and South Africa on understanding water and food security issues. The support comes from a British Council Researcher Links award.
A public lecture at the University of Gloucestershire will discuss pioneering techniques to reduce the risk of flooding which will also help wildlife. ‘Natural Flood Management: Letting Nature Do What Nature Does’ will take place at the Oxstalls campus, Gloucester, from 6pm to 7pm on Thursday 25 February. (Refreshments available from 5.30pm)
An innovative ‘Toolbox’, aimed to help farmers achieve a good balance between crop productivity, soil health and soil carbon storage, has been developed as a result of a major EU research project called SmartSOIL.
The Pope’s encyclical of 18 June has been widely praised by environmental groups, as well as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The encyclical calls for action on climate change and for the rich to change their lifestyles to avert the destruction of the ecosystem. The CCRI has long been involved in research to improve understanding of the causes of climate change,
The CCRI has contributed to the creation of a new organisation called the Uplands Alliance, which has been formed to help protect Britain’s uplands and which will be officially launched at the National Centre for the Uplands Conference at Newton Rigg College, Penrith, on Wednesday 13 May.
The CCRI has been successful in consortia bids for two EU Horizon 2020 research projects which will bring over 850,000 Euros to the University over the next five years.
The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), based at the University of Gloucestershire, has announced details of its 2015 Rural Policy Conference, ‘Countryside Values for the 21st Century’, which will examine how topics once confined to the countryside, such as farming and food and environmental and climate management, have now become matters of wider and more pressing societal concerns.