GLAMUR (2013 – 2016)
GLAMUR is the EU 7th Framework Programme acronym for a research project whose full title is “Global and Local food chain Assessment: a MUltidimensional performance-based approach”. The overall objective of the project was to integrate advancement in scientific knowledge about the impact of food chains with the application of knowledge about practice, in order to increase the sustainability of food chains through the development of both public policies and private strategies.
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WILD (2012-2016)
The WILD Project brought local communities and landowners together in understanding and getting  involved in the management of local water courses.
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Supurbfood (2012-2015)
The CCRI was one of several European partners researching into good practice in food production and consumption in urban areas as part of this major European Commission food project.
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ES Monitoring & Evaluation Framework – Assessing the role of advice and support in the establishment of Higher Level Stewardship agreements Agri-environment monitoring theme: Higher Level Stewardship outcomes (2013-2015)
This project involved a desk based quality assurance (QA) exercise on new guidance for the development and operational delivery of HLS agreements to test its implementation.
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State of Farming in Exmoor study (2014-2015)
The CCRI explored the current state of Exmoor farming and analysed how it may change in the future.
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Wine shop by Matt PourneyStudy on the competitiveness of European wines: UK case study (2014)
In 2014, the CCRI conducted a review of the UK wine market, as part of a wider evaluation of the EU wine sector in order to assess how to improve its current and future competitiveness.
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SOLINSA – Agricultural knowledge systems in transition: Towards a more effective and efficient Support of Learning and Innovation Networks for Sustainable Agriculture (2011-2014)
SOLINSA was was funded by the EU Seventh Framework Programme. Its overall objective was to identify effective and efficient approaches for the support of innovation for sustainable agriculture and rural development.
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Alternative Service Delivery Models in Rural Areas (2013)
The CCRI was commissioned by Defra to identify how ‘alternative’ approaches to rural service delivery are developing, what forms they are taking, what conditions are required to make them successful and what barriers prevent further expansion.

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Farmer attitudes to environmental management (2011-2013)
The CCRI undertook this two-year study for Defra, together with Fera and the Centre for Rural Policy Research (University of Exeter).

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Evaluation of the Hill Farming Training Project Pilot (2012-2013)

The CCRI was commissioned to evaluate the Hill Farming Training project pilot courses in Cumbria, which took place between October 2012 and July 2013. The evaluation aimed to analyse participant and farmer trainer experiences, and identify what influence, if any, the learning from these courses had on the process of negotiating agri-environment agreements, and policy development.

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Evidence to support negotiations on future AGri-Env Schemes (AES) (2012/13)
This Defra funded project reviewed evidence and provided a summary of outputs relevant to the development of new agri-environment schemes.

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A strategic approach to Malta’s new Rural Development Programme, 2014-2020 (2012-2013)
The CCRI undertook some research for the Ministry of Resources and Rural Affairs in Malta and worked with local Maltese consultants on a strategic approach to development of the new rural development programme on Malta for the period 2014-20.

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Grey and Pleasant Land? An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Connectivity of Older People in Rural Civic Society (2009-2012)
The CCRI worked with the University of Plymouth (lead partner), Bournemouth University, University of the West of England, Cardiff University and Swansea University to investigate how older people living in rural South West England and Wales interact with their local community, and what social and economic issues are important to them.

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A Strategic Approach for Assessing and Addressing the Potential Impact of Climate Change on the Historic Environment of Wales (2012)
The CCRI, along with the Dyfed Archaeological Trust, and the Centre for Environmental Change and Quaternary Research at the University of Gloucestershire, explored the direct impacts of climate change on the historic environment of Wales.

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Growing risk? The potential impacts of plant diseases on land use and the UK rural economy (2007-2011)
This project aimed to develop a critical, interdisciplinary appraisal of the potential impacts of plant disease (food and non-food) on land use and the UK rural economy.

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Evaluation of CAP Measures Applied to the Wine Sector (2011)
The CCRI conducted a review of the UK wine sector as part of a wider evaluation of the measures in the Common Agricultural Policy due to be applied to the EU wine sector. While the UK does have a small wine production sector, this study analysed wine consumption as this is a more significant component of the sector as a whole.

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Social and economic impacts of the Cod Recovery Plan (2011)
The CCRI carried out a study of the social and economic impacts of the EU 2004 Cod Recovery Plan.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina participatory mine action and development (PMAD) (2009-2011)
The CCRI was involved in a pilot project developed by Handicap International to link mine action with development work in a local participatory approach.

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Developing approaches to ex-post assessment of regulatory change impacts at the farm level: prototype study (2010-2011)
The CCRI examined the 2008 Nitrate Pollution Control Regulations and the 2006 Agricultural Waste Regulations for Defra to explore the potential for improving impact assessment of regulatory change in the agricultural sector.

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EDORA – European Development Opportunities for Rural Areas (2008-2010)
The EDORA study sought to better understand the patterns of differentiation across rural Europe. The CCRI was one of 16 partners, with research on urban-rural linkages and territorial cooperation.

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Estimating the Incidental Socio-Economic Impacts of Environmental Stewardship (2009-2010)
The CCRI produced a report on the Incidental Socio-Economic Benefits of Environmental Stewardship (ES), the the principal agri-environment scheme in England, the main aim of which is to promote environmental benefits from land management.

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Peatland Restoration on Exmoor – Review and Recommendations (2010)
CCRI was commissioned to review the Exmoor Mire Restoration project to identify the impacts of the project to date, incorporating both expert and local stakeholder opinion and give guidance to the Steering Group on how best to proceed with future peatland restoration.

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Analysis of Socio-Economic Aspects of Local and National Organic Farming Markets (2007-2009)
The purpose of this study was to take a fresh look at the nature of organic production, consumption and marketing in England and Wales in order to better assess its current and likely contribution to rural development and its ability to meet consumer expectations.
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Scoping study on the socio-economic benefits of heritage in the National Parks of England and Wales (2007-2009)
This study was commissioned by English Heritage and Cadw to provide Government and its agencies at all spatial levels with a research programme to enable the socio-economic benefits of heritage in the National Parks to be recognised, measured and evaluated in an academically sound and rigorous way.

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The Sustainable Development of Dispersed Settlement in the High Weald AONB (2007)

The aim of this project, commissioned and funded by the High Weald AONB and English Heritage, was to explore the future sustainability of dispersed historic settlement, drawing on examples of good practice elsewhere in Europe.

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Green Infrastructure Planning in the Swindon Urban-Rural Fringe (2006)
The CCRI undertook this project for the Great Western Community Forest, funded by North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sustainable Development Fund and Swindon Borough Council Planning Delivery Grant, to show how a green infrastructure planning process might be applied in planning for an extra 32,000
houses in the Swindon urban-rural fringe between 2006 and 2026.

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Limestone Country Project (2003-2006)
The Limestone Country Project aimed to encourage farmers to reintroduce mixed farming using hardy cattle breeds to restore this grassland habitat to a favourable condition. The project funded a programme of research to identify the economic impact of the project on participating farm businesses.
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Social contribution of Land-Based Industries to Rural Communities

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Identification of Delivery Mechanisms for Welsh Top Tier Agri Environment Schemes (2006)
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Public Decision Making in Rural Areas (2007)
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