Janet Dwyer has been at the LEAF Marque Summit today (Thursday 22nd March 2018), hosted by Waitrose in Maidenhead, Berkshire, which has been exploring some of the pressing questions around the role of assurance systems in delivering meaningful improvements for farmers and the environment.
For the last two years, researchers from the Countryside and Community Research Institute, at the University of Gloucestershire, have been working with Marco Della Gala from the University of Calabria to develop a local food app, which was launched on 22nd February 2018. This free Smartphone app is available to download for free from iOS and Android app stores.
Matt Reed was interviewed on the Kate Clark BBC Radio Gloucestershire programme yesterday (25th February) about the newly launched local food app, ‘MiLarder’.
CCRI researchers have launched a Smartphone app to help people source local food. The app is called ‘MiLarder’ and can be downloaded for free from iOS and Android app stores.
CCRI’s Dr Matt Reed spoke on the Kate Clark programme on BBC Radio Gloucestershire yesterday (10th December) about the importance of soil and how the CCRI is working on EU funded projects to identify ways in which soil quality can be improved through cropping systems and techniques.
Matt Reed and Hannah Chiswell were interviewed on the Kate Clark show on BBC Gloucestershire yesterday (5th November) about the CCRI events taking place as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. The programme can be listened to online until 4th December.
The University of Gloucestershire is holding an Open Day on Sunday 19th November where CCRI’s postgraduate leader, Dr Matt Reed, will be on hand to offer information about the postgraduate and research opportunities in the CCRI.
Social science researchers will be at Cheltenham Farmers Market on Friday 10th November and Cirencester Farmers Market on the 11th November to give short talks and chat with members of the public about their latest food and farming research and how it affects the products we buy.
We will be setting up stalls at the Cheltenham and Cirencester farmers’ markets (on 10th and 11th November respectively) to give short talks and chat with members of the public about our latest food and farming research and how it affects the products we buy. These are free events as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.
Matt Reed is to present a free research webinar on 19th October on the added value of certification for farmers in delivering more sustainable farming, based on the findings from a research project that revealed that LEAF Marque certification can offer significant financial, environmental and social benefits for farm businesses who are members of the system.