Jane Mills was an invited expert at the EU workshop “Interactive innovation in action – Multi-actor project learning from each other” on 8th March, which was run by the agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-Agri) in Brussels.
A paper written by Jane Mills, Pete Gaskell and Julie Ingram, together with Stephen Chaplin of Natural England, has been published in Land Use Policy.
Jane Mills has been at the BonaRes Conference in Berlin this week (26-28th February) where she made a presentation based on research under the EU funded RECARE and Soilcare projects.
On 14th February 2018, Jane Mills attended the “Where for UK soil after Brexit?” conference at the Soil Research Centre, Reading University, where she presented posters on the RECARE and SoilCare projects, on which she has been working.
Last week Julie Ingram, Hannah Chiswell and Jane Mills traveled to Vienna for a general project meeting as part of the Horizon 2020 AgriDemo-F2F project.
The Valerie project have published stakeholder field trial information leaflets. These describe the identification of problems within a number of specific contexts and the trial of experimental solutions by stakeholder project partners, and are the result of the preceding four years’ work on the project.
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 been published in Land Use Policy. It describes how the VALERIE team has worked with stakeholder communities in ten farming and forestry case studies across Europe.
Word Soil Day 2017 (5th December) captures the essence of the EU-funded project, SoilCare, which is identifying ways in which soil quality can be improved through cropping systems and techniques, benefiting both the profitability of farms and the environment.
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.