The CCRI is holding a Rural Policy workshop linked to Brexit on Thursday, 29th March, 2018.

Download 'Growing the Future' programme

The workshop is free to attend, but numbers are limited and it is necessary for delegates to register their attendance on the event webpage.

The full-day workshop will be held at the University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus.

The workshop will seek to build on ideas from a range of industry experts, practitioners and existing discussions to identify priorities and ways to embed them into policy thinking, and ultimately action, so that food, farming and environment policy is fit for the challenges that lie ahead in the next 70 years.

The interactive workshop will be led by the CCRI and University of Gloucestershire, with help from external speakers and a wide range of partners to assist discussions across a number of areas. Although the focus is on Gloucestershire, the workshop aims to be pulling in thoughts from further afield.

Confirmed speakers include Sue Pritchard, Director of the The Food, Farming and Countryside CommissionProfessor Tim Langfrom City, University of London’s Centre for Food Policy and George Dunn, Chief Executive of the Tenant Farmers Association. After registration and coffee, the day will start with guest speakers outlining key issues to consider, before and open Q&A session. After lunch, attendees will be able to participate in 2 of the 5 interactive workshops:

  1. Trade issues
  2. Managing market uncertainty
  3. Food and energy futures
  4. Land, biodiversity and water management
  5. Social value and well-being

The plenary session will discuss and synthesise the key priorities emerging from the 5 workshops.

We envisage the outputs from this workshop will feed into a number of forums within and outside the county, including the recently formed RSA commission. The outcomes will be presented as a actions for both policy and organisations based on the discussion during the event.

Confirmed speakers include Professor Janet Dwyer, CCRI, University of Gloucestershire, Sue Pritchard, Director of the The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission, Professor Tim Lang from the Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London and George Dunn from the Tenant Farmers Association.

It will be held at the University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus. Numbers are limited and it is necessary for delegates to register their attendance on the event webpage. This webpage will be updated as and when speakers are confirmed and the programme finalised. It will be an all-day event, starting at 10:00 for tea, coffee and registration and finishing before 16:00.

We envisage the outputs from this workshop will feed into a number of forums within and outside the county, including the recently formed RSA commission. The outcomes will be presented as a actions for both policy and organisations based on the discussion during the event.

Save the date and save your free place now on the event webpage!