ClientProject Title StatusDate
Completion dateResearch Summary or Report
ESRCSustainable flood memories and the development of community resilience to future flood risk: a comparative study of three recently flooded communities (ESRC award)Completed2010
Government Office in the South WestPublic Decision Making in Rural AreasCompleted2007Download research summary
Welsh AssemblyIdentification of Delivery Mechanisms for Welsh Top Tier Agri Environment SchemesCompleted20062006Download research summary
EU 5th Framework ProgrammeSuschainCompleted20032006Final report
Commission for rural communitiesSocial contribution of Land-Based Industries to Rural CommunitiesCompleted20062006Download research summary
Limestone Country ProjectCompleted20032006Download research summary

Great Western Community Forest, funded by North Wessex
Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sustainable Development
Fund and Swindon Borough Council Planning Delivery Grant
Green Infrastructure Planning in the Swindon Urban-Rural FringeCompleted20062006Download research summary
High Weald AONB and English HeritageThe Sustainable Development of Dispersed Settlement in the High Weald AONB Completed20072007Download research summary
Oxfordshire Partnership Community-led plans in Oxfordshire: their potential contribution to strategic planningCompleted20072007Final report">
National Heritage Academy (South West)Skilled labour for the heritage and rural landscape sectorCompleted20072007Final report
UK Land Use Policy GroupA review of environmental benefits supplied by agri-environment schemesCompleted20082008
CADW and English HeritageScoping Study on the Socio-economic Benefits of Heritage in the National ParksCompleted20072008Download research summary
Commission for Rural Communities (CRC)Policy Implications of the Post-modern countrysideCompleted20082008Final report
DefraStudy of Determined Town and Village Greens ApplicationsCompleted20092009Final report
Analysis of Socio-Economic Aspects of Local and National Organic Farming MarketsCompleted20072009Download research summary
DefraEx-post evaluation of the England Rural Development Programme (ERDP) 2000-06Completed20082009
PAN-WM, The Department of Health West Midlands, Sport England West Midlands and Natural England.Evaluation of the Rural Activity Care Pathway in South StaffordshireCompleted20092010
DefraEconomic Impacts of Environmental StewardshipCompleted20092010Download research summary
DefraEconomic and environmental impacts of changes in support measures for the English uplands – an in-depth forward look from the farmer’s perspective for the Defra Agricultural Change and Environment ObservatoryCompleted20092010Final report
EU 7th Framework ProgrammeAssessing the impact of rural development policies (RuDi)Completed20082010RuDI final conference
LEAFThe Benefits of LEAF Membership: a qualitative study to understand the added value that LEAF brings to its farmer membersCompleted20102010
ESPON 2013 ProgrammeEuropean Development Opportunities for Rural Areas (EDORA)Completed20082010Final report
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Defra and Natural EnglandAttitudinal Survey to Evaluate the Implementation of Uplands Entry Level StewardshipCompleted20102010Final report
Exmoor Mire Restoration Steering GroupPeatland Restoration on Exmoor – Review and Recommendations Completed20102010Download research summary
Arkleton TrustRural Community adaptation to Climate Change Mapping ProjectCompleted20092010
The role of community-led planning in empowering communities and influencing strategic thinkingCompleted20092010
EUExamining the impact of partial and full decoupling of CAP pillar 1 support in the EU IPA Programming and Project Preparation FacilityCompleted20102010
Commission for Rural CommunitiesMajor life eventsCompleted20082010
Forestry CommissionWoodland Wealth Appraisal for the East of England: update 2010Completed20102010
Exmoor National Park Authority and Natural England An ecosystem services pilot in the South West – building a framework for deliveryCompleted20102011
DefraSocial Impacts of Fishing (NEE 0902)Completed20092011Final report
Serbian Ministry for Agriculture, Trade, Forests and Water ManagementProviding guidance to the Serbian Ministry in the identification, screening and preparation of documentation for European Union Instrument for pre-accession assistance (IPA) funded projectsCompleted20102011
ESRC RELUGrowing risk? The potential impacts of plant diseases on land use and the UK rural economyCompleted20072011Download research summary
EUEvaluation of CAP Measures Applied to the Wine SectorCompleted20112011Download research summary
European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism (EFNCP)Assessment of single farm payment on graziers in UK & IrelandCompleted20102011
Sports Council for WalesMentro AllanCompleted20092011
European Commission, in collaboration with the NSRAC (North Sea Regional Advisory Council) and NWW-RAC (North West Waters Regional Advisory Council)Social and economic impacts of the Cod Recovery PlanCompleted20112011Download research summary
Handicap InternationalBosnia and Herzegovina participatory mine action and development (PMAD)Completed20092011Download research summary
Agriculture and Rural Development Directorate-General of the European CommissionCommon Agricultural Policy (CAP) and biodiversity studyCompleted20102011Final Report
Higher Education AcademyInterdisciplinary learning in Environmental Sustainable Development (ESD) at taught postgraduate level: research-informed capacity building for curriculum developmentCompleted20102011
DefraDeveloping approaches to ex-post assessment of regulatory change impacts at the farm level: prototype studyCompleted20102011Download research summary
Defra and Natural EnglandEconomics of Co-ordination in Environmental Stewardship Completed20122012Final report

Making Local Food WorkSmall scale food productionCompleted20112012
Defra The Campaign for the Farmed Environment: evaluation of partnership, local and wider impactsCompleted20122012Final report
Rural Development Plan for WalesEvaluation of the Commons Development Officer role under Glastir in WalesCompleted20112012
'New Dynamics of Ageing’ programme. collaboration between five UK Research Councils – ESRC, EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC and AHRCGrey and Pleasant Land? Completed20092012Download research summary
DefraMethodology for assessing the environmental, economic and social characteristics of (organic and non-organic) farming systemsCompleted20092012
EC (DG AGRI)Synthesis of mid-term evaluations of Rural Development Programmes 2007–2013Completed20122012Final report
Natural EnglandEvaluation of permissive access under Higher Level Stewardship (HLS)Completed20112012
Welsh Historic Environment GroupClimate change and the historic environment of WalesCompleted20122012Download research summary
European ParliamentHow to improve sustainable competitiveness & innovation of EU agricultureCompleted20122012
DefraAlternative Service Delivery Models in Rural AreasCompleted20132013Download research summary
DefraFarmer attitudes to environmental managementCompleted20112013Final report
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Gloucestershire County Council Mapping Community in GloucestershireCompleted20122013
European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development Semi-Subsistence Farming – Value and Directions of DevelopmentCompleted20122013
The Prince’s Countryside Fund. Additional funding provided through Fells and Dales RDPE LEADER for Cumbria, and the Duchy of Cornwall for Dartmoor.Evaluation of the Hill Farming Training Project PilotCompleted20122013Download research summary
Cornwall Development Company (CDC); South West Upland
Initiative Partners and SWRDA
South West Uplands Initiative (SWUI) project evaluationCompleted20102013Final report
SW ForumValuing the economic contribution of community development projects in GloucestershireCompleted20112013
Heritage Lottery fund and the Welsh GovernmentForgotten landscape project feasibility study and business planCompleted20132013
DefraEvidence to support negotiations on future AGri-Env Schemes (AES)Completed20122013Download final report
Ministry of Resources and Rural Affairs in MaltaA strategic approach to Malta’s new Rural Development Programme, 2014-2020Completed20122013Download research summary
Local Food ProgrammeLocal Food Programme: A Social Return on Investment ApproachCompleted20112013
EU 7th Framework ProgrammeCAPRICompleted20092013Project website
FWAGUpper Thames Pilot CatchmentCompleted20122014
EU DG CLIMA.Study on the analysis of climate hotspots in Member States as regards rural development (EAFRD)Completed20132014
European CommissionStudy on the competitiveness of European wines - UK case studyCompleted20142014Download research summary
DefraInvestigating the impact of proposed CAP reforms on farmers’ behaviourCompleted20132014
Natural Resources WalesImplementation of changes and updates to the national LANDMAP GIS database for WalesCompleted20142014
Fostering Green Growth in Agriculture: The Role of Training, Advisory Services and Extension Initiatives
Completed20142014Final report
Developing a Framework for a Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) Scheme in the Cotswolds
Completed20132014Final report
Natural EnglandEvaluating the effectiveness of Environmental Stewardship for the conservation of historic buildingsCompleted20132014Final report
EU 7th Framework ProgrammeSOLINSACompleted20112014Download research summary
Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT)Local Food Programme evaluationCompleted20092014
AHRCBetween the tidesCompleted20122015
Severn and Wye Regional Flood and Coastal Committee/Stroud District CouncilRural Sustainable Drainage System (RSuDs) - Film productionCompleted20152015
EU 7th Framework ProgrammeSupurbfoodCompleted20122015Documents and final reports
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Leverhulme ‘Artist in Residence’ grant - 'Sabrina Dreaming'Completed20142015
DefraThe ‘good farmer’: farmer identities and the control of exotic livestock disease in EnglandCompleted20142015latest update
AHRCTowards hydrocitizenship. Connecting communities with and through responses to interdependent, multiple water issuesCompleted20142015
Soil AssociationEvaluation of the Duchy Originals Future Farming ProgrammeCompleted20142015
AHRCIn conversation with...:co-designing with more-than-human communitiesCompleted20132015
Natural EnglandES 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 outcomesCompleted20132015Download research summary
Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency
An exploration of factors that influence the expansion of the area affected by endemic bTBCompleted20122015
DefraSocial Science study to accompany the Badger Vaccine Deployment ProjectCompleted20102015
Exmoor Hill Farming NetworkState of Farming on Exmoor studyCompleted20142015Download research summary
Natural EnglandES Monitoring & Evaluation Framework – Assessing the impact of advice and support on the outcomes of Higher Level Stewardship agreements Agri-environment monitoring theme: Higher Level Stewardship outcomesCompleted20132015 Download project summary
EU 7th Framework ProgrammeSmartSOILCompleted20112015 SmartSoil website
EU 7th Framework ProgrammeGLAMURCompleted20132016Download research summary
Tudor TrustDevelopment of a Monitoring and Evaluation framework and a Forecast SROI for Hulme Community Garden Centre (HCGC) and to support the Growing Health networkCompleted20152016
Environment Agency;
Natural England
Cotwolds Water Park WILD projectCompleted20122016Download Phase One summary
Defra / AdasEx-Post Evaluation of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) 2007-2013Current20162016
European Parliament AGRIThe role of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy in creating rural jobsCompleted20152016Full report
Gloucestershire County CouncilActive TogetherCompleted20142016
DefraEvaluation of the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF)Active20132016
RSNRural surveyActive20172017
EU 7th Framework ProgrammeVALERIEActive20132017
Defra Enhanced Annual Implementation Report (EAIR)Active20172017
Public Policy Institute for WalesWhat works in Tackling Rural Poverty – An evidence review of rural poverty interventionsActive20162017
LEAFThe effect and impact of LEAF Marque certification in the delivery of more sustainable farming: a study to understand the added value to farmersCompleted20172017Final Report
EU Horizon 2020SOFIAActive20162018
EU Horizon 2020 Research ProgrammePEGASUSActive20152018
EU Horizon 2020Agridemo F2FActive20172019
EU Horizon 2020 Research ProgrammeSUFISAActive20152019
Heather TrustEconomic analysis and project evaluation of the ‘Molland Graze the Moor' Active20162019
EU 7th Framework ProgrammeRECAREActive20142019
European Social Fund (ESF) and Big LotteryGoing the Extra Mile (GEM)Active20162019
Soil AssociationEvaluation of Innovative Farmers programmeActive20162019
Forestry CommissionForest of Dean Landscape Partnership – EvaluationActive20142021
EU Horizon 2020Towards SUstainable and REsilient EU FARMing systems (SURE-Farm)Active20172021
EU Horizon 2020Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies (ROBUST)Active20172021
EU Horizon 2020SoilCareActive20162021
Community Council for SomersetAgents for ChangeCompleted20162017Final Reports