The CCRI has responded to an open invitation from The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) regarding its consultation on “Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit”.
Media coverage from “People should be brought to the centre stage to deliver more environmental and social benefits” (PEGASUS project)
One of the key recommendations coming out of a recently completed EU funded project is a new approach that would bring the social dimension – people – to the centre stage to deliver more environmental and social benefits.
More than 125 people attended a ‘Growing the Future’ rural policy workshop, held at the University of Gloucestershire, which revealed that British farmers get only 4.5% from all UK food sales and declared that ‘Brexit is happening now, not in the future’.
More than 125 people attended CCRI’s ‘Growing the Future’ Rural Policy workshop held at the University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester on Thursday, 29th March, 2018.
David Drew MP and Julie Girling MEP are amongst those attending a ground-breaking workshop looking at the future of agriculture, which is being held at the University of Gloucestershire on Thursday, 29th March.
Online media coverage for the CCRI Growing the Future Workshop
Chris Short was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today, together with Jenny Phelps of FWAG SW, about the Upper Thames Catchment Partnership and Agri-environment schemes.
Media coverage relating to Upper Thames Pilot Catchment project
The Environment Secretary visited Gloucestershire on 26th February to launch the Command Paper that sets out the government’s vision for the future of agriculture as the UK leaves the EU. In his visit, Michael Gove visited two projects in which the CCRI has played a major part.