Damian Maye is making an opening presentation at the FOODMETRES final conference ‘Towards a Territorial Approach for European Food Security’
CCRI researchers were involved at the recent XXVI European Society for Rural Sociology Congress in Aberdeen (18-21 August 2015).
Drs Damian Maye and James Kirwan are taking part in a workshop at the Milan EXPO event, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. This is the major annual world event on food & agriculture.
CCRI’s Dr Damian is a member of the Advisory Committee for the EU project FOODMETRES (‘Food Planning and Innovation for Sustainable Metropolitan Regions’), which aims to assess the environmental and socio-economic impacts of food chains with regard to the spatial, logistical and resource dimensions of growing food in metropolitan (urban) regions.
The CCRI recently had a visitor from the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Emilia Schmitt, who has been working on the ‘GLAMUR’ project and is completing her PhD at the institute of agricultural sciences came to the UK to investigate cheese makers in the UK.
There have been several news reports recently concerning a meta-analysis published by researchers led by Professor Carlo Leifert of Newcastle University. The study investigated ‘differences in composition between organic and non-organic crops/crop-based foods’.
CCRI GLAMUR team, James Kirwan, Daniel Keech, Damian Maye and Dilshaad Bundhoo were in Rome from February 26th to 28th for EU-funded GLAMUR project meeting.
This weeks seminar (13th February), presented by James Kirwan, focuses upon the ‘Delphi Method‘ – an innovative group discussion technique that he has been using as part of an EU project.