What is the future for upland farming in Wales: Beyond CAP?

Upland farmers in Wales are invited to a free one-day conference at the Glasdir Business and Conference Centre, Plas yn Dre, Llanrwst, Conwy LL26 0DF on 15 March 2017.

The event will:

    •  examine the possible implications of leaving the EU, the impact of Wales’ new environmental and sustainability-focussed legislation, and policies on upland farming.
    • explore key relationships between farming and landscapes, access, the environment and nature.
    • offer farmers the opportunity to discuss and contribute to future policy developments for the future of upland farming in Wales.

Participants will hear from upland farmers in Wales, and international examples (from Ireland) where farmers have a clear say in designing agrienvironmental schemes which benefit their livelihoods.

Simultaneous translation will be available during the day. Please book via Eventbrite

For further details, contact Ruralnetwork@gsi.gov.uk

The event is organised by Bangor University, in partnership with RSPB Cymru and Cynidr Consulting, Powys.

University of Gloucestershire Research Methods Seminar Series

These seminars are open to everyone, staff and students alike, and we hope people from all Schools, Faculties and Institutes will participate.  The aim is to provide an open and friendly  environment where people from a range of research areas and interests can talk together about research. We hope this enable us all to learn more about different approaches in order to raise awareness of research for all. These have been developed by staff in the Research Priority Areas Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing and Learning in Professional Contexts but for staff from any area to across to share common ground and perhaps inspire interdisciplinary collaboration.

Each month the seminar will look at a particular aspect of research from the practical perspective of the presenter. The seminars will take an accessible and practical approach and act as a ‘safe space’ to think through the challenges of the research process.

UoG welcome offers to present from anyone involved in research from undergraduate level onwards. Presentations can be around a current research project, maybe on an issue which is causing difficulty, a project in progress, or one that has been completed.

The seminars are held on the last Wednesday of each month.

Any enquiries or offers to present, please contact Liz on lellis2@glos.ac.uk

University of Gloucestershire Sustainable Landscape Series.