Since April 2019, a team from CCRI have been working with colleagues from the University of Newcastle on a Defra commissioned project about how commercial fishers and sea anglers engage with marine management and science in England. Project leader, Matt Reed has provided an update on this project which has had extensive public involvement.
Julie Ingram and Hannah Chiswell are currently in Sicily presenting findings from the AgriDemo F2F project at the 24th European seminar on extension (and) education.
Chris Short and John Powell from CCRI visited the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks last week for a study tour and workshop to explore similarities and differences in upland commons governance and practice between the two countries as part of the ‘FUTGRAZE’ project. John has written a short blog about the trip.
Defra is funding this project to improve our understanding of the ability of current Agri-environment schemes (AES) to respond to climate change. Climate change and the associated changes in weather are impacting upon agriculture and forestry. We know that bud burst and bird nesting are now two or three weeks earlier than they were 20 or 30 years ago due to overall warming. But as well as gradual change in mean temperatures, the Met Office is recording more extreme weather events (i.e. heatwaves, cold spells, drought, flooding, storms) which impacts natural and managed environments. AES provide support for farmers and
Julie Ingram and Hannah Chiswell will be helping to present the findings of the Agridemo project at the final project conference this week in Brussels.
The latest paper from Julie Ingram, with Pete Gaskell as co-author has been published in NJAS – Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences. The paper reports on findings from four case-studies across Europe as part of the EU FP7 funded project ‘VALERIE’.
Next week Damian Maye will travel to Brussels and present findings from the SUFISA project to DG Agri at the European Commission.
On May 21st in Brussels a free event will be taking place related to on-farm demonstrations. Hannah Chiswell and Julie Ingram will be there as representatives of the AgriDemo-F2F project
There is double publication success for Damian Maye, Matt Reed and Dan Keech in the latest edition of the journal ’City, Culture and Society’. The special issue examines governance of city food systems and features two papers from CCRI researchers
Damian Maye and Mauro Vigani will travel to Krakow in Poland next week as the SUFISA project reaches its conclusion with the final policy conference.