This week the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development published a report investigating the EU farming employment sector. The CCRI was part of the consortium, which was led by OIR.
The European Commission have published a report that was led by the CCRI. The report evaluated the impact of the CAP on generational renewal, local development and jobs in rural areas.
CCRI’s resident blogger, John Powell has recently returned from a trip to New England. During his time stateside he visited many rural areas and has written this piece discussing some of the issues these rural communities are facing.
John Powell is currently on holiday. He still finds time however to pen a blog about what he is up to – always with an eye on ‘the commons’.
The colours of the trees are vibrant in the strong sunlight, set off against a deep blue sky on a clear October day. Walden Pond is where Henry David Thoreau built a cabin in the woods ‘by his own hand’ in order to get closer to nature. The site he chose is a flat spot in a dip just above the pond, sheltered on three sides by slightly higher land. The site is marked with a set of granite pillars indicating the outline of the cabin, and through the trees you can get a view of the water. The peace
The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October as ‘World Habitat Day’. First celebrated in 1986, John Powell considers the day and how it relates to a project that the CCRI has been involved with – that of ‘Foresters Forest’ in the nearby Forest of Dean.
Back in July, John Powell attended the XVII IASC Biennial Global Commons Conference in Lima, Peru. This Blog post is a reflection on how the opening ceremony was something of an analogy to many of the global commons problems.
Dilshaad Bundhoo and John Powell this week will travel to the Arava Institute, joining an interdisciplinary team of Israeli researchers at the Center for Transboundary Water Management.
CCRI’s Dilshaad Bundhoo, John Powell and Chris Short, with assistance from Kate Ashbrook (Open Spaces Society) delivered an activity session at the recent XVII IASC Biennial Conference in Lima. It concerned multi-stakeholder dialogue and here Dilshaad and John reflect on the session
One of the things that many British people know about Peru, is that it is where Paddington Bear comes from. John Powell in this short blog comes to a startling conclusion about Paddington’s attire of a duffle coat and floppy hat.