The CCRI is currently working on the following EU funded projects:

Towards SUstainable and REsilient EU FARMing systems (SURE-Farm)

Towards SUstainable and REsilient EU FARMing systems (SURE-Farm)

The CCRI is one partner of a 16 pan-European consortium (from 13 countries), led by Wageningen University, with a strong transdisciplinary approach....

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SUFISA – Sustainable finance for sustainable agriculture and fisheries

SUFISA – Sustainable finance for sustainable agriculture and fisheries

The purpose of SUFISA is to identify sustainable practices and policies in the agricultural, fish and food sectors that support the sustainability of primary producers in a context of multi-dimensional policy requirements, market uncertainties and globalisation....

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PEGASUS

PEGASUS

The project is investigating the provision of public goods and ecosystem services from agriculture and forestry, aiming to unlock the synergies between economic and environmental benefits for society....

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SoilCare for profitable and sustainable crop production in Europe (SoilCare)

SoilCare for profitable and sustainable crop production in Europe (SoilCare)

CCRI is one of 28 collaborating partners on this 5-year project, led by Alterra, University of Wageningen, Netherlands. The project started on 1st March 2016....

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AgriDemo-F2F

AgriDemo-F2F

This EU H2020 project Agridemo-F2F is looking at best practice in farm demonstration and builds on CCRI’s long history of researching how farmers learn from their own on-farm experiences and from other farmers. The project began in January 2017 and runs for 2 years....

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SOFIA (Situated Learning Opportunities (SLOs) fostered by ICT applications in Alternative Agro-Food Networks )

SOFIA (Situated Learning Opportunities (SLOs) fostered by ICT applications in Alternative Agro-Food Networks )

The SOFIA project is creating, designing and developing a mobile application to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between farmer and consumer networks and help people access local food....

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Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies (ROBUST)

Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies (ROBUST)

The CCRI is working with 23 partner organisations across Europe in this 4-year Horizon 2020 project, which started in June 2017....

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RECARE – Preventing and remediating degradation of soils in Europe through land care

RECARE – Preventing and remediating degradation of soils in Europe through land care

The CCRI is one of 27 project partners working on this 5 year EU FP7 project which will be looking at measures to prevent and remediate against soil degradation in Europe....

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VALERIE – VALorising European Research for Innovation in agriculturE and forestry

VALERIE – VALorising European Research for Innovation in agriculturE and forestry

This 4-year project concerned research to underpin innovation in the agri-rural sector. The project ran from 2013-2017....

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SEARCH OUR RESEARCH PROJECTS TABLE FOR BOTH COMPLETED AND ACTIVE PROJECTS

Client Project Title Project Leader
(CCRI)
Status Date
Started
Completion date Research Summary or Report Key words
EU 5th Framework Programme Suschain James Kirwan Completed 2003 2006 Final report
Limestone Country Project Completed 2003 2006 Download research summary

Yorkshire Dales, Upland limestone grassland, mixed grazing, uplands, cattle
Commission for rural communities Social contribution of Land-Based Industries to Rural Communities Malcolm Moseley Completed 2006 2006 Download 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 Fringe Completed 2006 2006 Download research summary
Welsh Assembly Identification of Delivery Mechanisms for Welsh Top Tier Agri Environment Schemes Completed 2006 2006 Download research summary
Government Office in the South West Public Decision Making in Rural Areas Completed 2007 Download research summary
High Weald AONB and English Heritage The Sustainable Development of Dispersed Settlement in the High Weald AONB Completed 2007 2007 Download research summary
ESRC RELU Growing risk? The potential impacts of plant diseases on land use and the UK rural economy Brian Ilbery; Damian Maye Completed 2007 2011 Download research summary
CADW and English Heritage Scoping Study on the Socio-economic Benefits of Heritage in the National Parks Completed 2007 2008 Download research summary
National Heritage Academy (South West) Skilled labour for the heritage and rural landscape sector Matt Reed Completed 2007 2007 Final report
Oxfordshire Partnership Community-led plans in Oxfordshire: their potential contribution to strategic planning Carol Kambites Completed 2007 2007 Final report">
Analysis of Socio-Economic Aspects of Local and National Organic Farming Markets Completed 2007 2009 Download research summary
UK Land Use Policy Group A review of environmental benefits supplied by agri-environment schemes Peter Gaskell Completed 2008 2008
Defra Ex-post evaluation of the England Rural Development Programme (ERDP) 2000-06 Janet Dwyer Completed 2008 2009
Commission for Rural Communities (CRC) Policy Implications of the Post-modern countryside Chris Short Completed 2008 2008 Final report
Commission for Rural Communities Major life events Malcolm Moseley Completed 2008 2010
EU 7th Framework Programme Assessing the impact of rural development policies (RuDi) Janet Dwyer Completed 2008 2010 RuDI final conference rural development
ESPON 2013 Programme European Development Opportunities for Rural Areas (EDORA) Paul Courtney Completed 2008 2010 Final report
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PAN-WM, The Department of Health West Midlands, Sport England West Midlands and Natural England. Evaluation of the Rural Activity Care Pathway in South Staffordshire Nigel Curry Completed 2009 2010
The role of community-led planning in empowering communities and influencing strategic thinking Nigel Curry Completed 2009 2010
Defra Social Impacts of Fishing (NEE 0902) Matt Reed Completed 2009 2011 Final report
Defra Economic Impacts of Environmental Stewardship Jane Mills Completed 2009 2010 Download research summary
Defra Study of Determined Town and Village Greens Applications Chris Short Completed 2009 2009 Final report
Defra Methodology for assessing the environmental, economic and social characteristics of (organic and non-organic) farming systems Matt Reed; Paul Courtney Completed 2009 2012
Sports Council for Wales Mentro Allan Nigel Curry Completed 2009 2011
EU 7th Framework Programme CAPRI Janet Dwyer Completed 2009 2013 Project website
Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT) Local Food Programme evaluation James Kirwan Completed 2009 2014
Handicap International Bosnia and Herzegovina participatory mine action and development (PMAD) John Powell Completed 2009 2011 Download research summary
Defra Economic 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 Observatory Peter Gaskell Completed 2009 2010 Final report
Arkleton Trust Rural Community adaptation to Climate Change Mapping Project Carol Kambites Completed 2009 2010
'New Dynamics of Ageing’ programme. collaboration between five UK Research Councils – ESRC, EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC and AHRC Grey and Pleasant Land? Nigel Curry Completed 2009 2012 Download research summary
Cornwall Development Company (CDC); South West Upland
Initiative Partners and SWRDA
South West Uplands Initiative (SWUI) project evaluation Peter Gaskell Completed 2010 2013 Final report
Higher Education Academy Interdisciplinary learning in Environmental Sustainable Development (ESD) at taught postgraduate level: research-informed capacity building for curriculum development John Powell Completed 2010 2011
Defra and Natural England Attitudinal Survey to Evaluate the Implementation of Uplands Entry Level Stewardship Jane Mills Completed 2010 2010 Final report
Defra Developing approaches to ex-post assessment of regulatory change impacts at the farm level: prototype study John Powell Completed 2010 2011 Download research summary
Forestry Commission Woodland Wealth Appraisal for the East of England: update 2010 John Powell Completed 2010 2010
Serbian Ministry for Agriculture, Trade, Forests and Water Management Providing guidance to the Serbian Ministry in the identification, screening and preparation of documentation for European Union Instrument for pre-accession assistance (IPA) funded projects John Powell Completed 2010 2011
ESRC Sustainable flood memories and the development of community resilience to future flood risk: a comparative study of three recently flooded communities (ESRC award) Owain Jones Completed 2010
European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism (EFNCP) Assessment of single farm payment on graziers in UK & Ireland Chris Short Completed 2010 2011
Exmoor National Park Authority and Natural England An ecosystem services pilot in the South West – building a framework for delivery Janet Dwyer Completed 2010 2011
Exmoor Mire Restoration Steering Group Peatland Restoration on Exmoor – Review and Recommendations Jane Mills Completed 2010 2010 Download research summary
Defra Social Science study to accompany the Badger Vaccine Deployment Project Damian Maye Completed 2010 2015
LEAF The Benefits of LEAF Membership: a qualitative study to understand the added value that LEAF brings to its farmer members Jane Mills Completed 2010 2010
EU Examining the impact of partial and full decoupling of CAP pillar 1 support in the EU IPA Programming and Project Preparation Facility Jane Mills; Janet Dwyer Completed 2010 2010
Agriculture and Rural Development Directorate-General of the European Commission Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and biodiversity study Janet Dwyer Completed 2010 2011 Final Report
Natural England Evaluation of permissive access under Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) John Powell Completed 2011 2012
EU 7th Framework Programme SOLINSA Julie Ingram Completed 2011 2014 Download research summary
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 Plan John Powell Completed 2011 2011 Download research summary
SW Forum Valuing the economic contribution of community development projects in Gloucestershire Paul Courtney Completed 2011 2013
Local Food Programme Local Food Programme: A Social Return on Investment Approach Paul Courtney Completed 2011 2013
Making Local Food Work Small scale food production Matt Reed Completed 2011 2012
Defra Farmer attitudes to environmental management Jane Mills Completed 2011 2013 Final report
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Rural Development Plan for Wales Evaluation of the Commons Development Officer role under Glastir in Wales Chris Short Completed 2011 2012
EU Evaluation of CAP Measures Applied to the Wine Sector Janet Dwyer Completed 2011 2011 Download research summary
EU 7th Framework Programme SmartSOIL Julie Ingram Completed 2011 2015 SmartSoil website soil
European Parliament How to improve sustainable competitiveness & innovation of EU agriculture Janet Dwyer Completed 2012 2012
AHRC Between the tides Owain Jones Completed 2012 2015
Environment Agency;
Natural England
Cotwolds Water Park WILD project Chris Short Completed 2012 2016 Download Phase One summary
EC (DG AGRI) Synthesis of mid-term evaluations of Rural Development Programmes 2007–2013 Janet Dwyer Completed 2012 2012 Final report
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 Pilot Chris Short Completed 2012 2013 Download research summary
EU 7th Framework Programme Supurbfood Matt Reed Completed 2012 2015 Documents and final reports
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Defra The Campaign for the Farmed Environment: evaluation of partnership, local and wider impacts John Powell Completed 2012 2012 Final report
European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development Semi-Subsistence Farming – Value and Directions of Development Janet Dwyer Completed 2012 2013
Defra and Natural England Economics of Co-ordination in Environmental Stewardship Jane Mills Completed 2012 2012 Final report

Defra
Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency
An exploration of factors that influence the expansion of the area affected by endemic bTB Damian Maye Completed 2012 2015
Gloucestershire County Council Mapping Community in Gloucestershire Carol Kambites Completed 2012 2013
Welsh Historic Environment Group Climate change and the historic environment of Wales John Powell Completed 2012 2012 Download research summary
Ministry of Resources and Rural Affairs in Malta A strategic approach to Malta’s new Rural Development Programme, 2014-2020 Janet Dwyer Completed 2012 2013 Download research summary
Defra Evidence to support negotiations on future AGri-Env Schemes (AES) Chris Short Completed 2012 2013 Download final report
FWAG Upper Thames Pilot Catchment Chris Short Completed 2012 2014
CPRE GIS of the Lower Severn Vale Rob Berry Active 2012 ongoing
Defra John Powell Completed 2012 2013
Defra Evaluation of the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) Paul Courtney Completed 2013 2016
Heritage Lottery fund and the Welsh Government Forgotten landscape project feasibility study and business plan Chris Short Completed 2013 2013
Natural England ES 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 outcomes Chris Short Completed 2013 2015 Download project summary
Natural England 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 Chris Short Completed 2013 2015 Download research summary
EU DG CLIMA. Study on the analysis of climate hotspots in Member States as regards rural development (EAFRD) Janet Dwyer Completed 2013 2014
AHRC In conversation with...:co-designing with more-than-human communities Owain Jones Completed 2013 2015
Natural England Evaluating the effectiveness of Environmental Stewardship for the conservation of historic buildings Peter Gaskell Completed 2013 2014 Final report
Defra
Developing a Framework for a Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) Scheme in the Cotswolds
Chris Short Completed 2013 2014 Final report
EU 7th Framework Programme VALERIE Julie Ingram Active 2013 2017 innovation, agriculture, forestry, ask-Valerie.eu,
Defra Alternative Service Delivery Models in Rural Areas Nigel Curry Completed 2013 2013 Download research summary
EU 7th Framework Programme GLAMUR James Kirwan Completed 2013 2016 Download research summary
Defra Investigating the impact of proposed CAP reforms on farmers’ behaviour Jane Mills Completed 2013 2014
European Commission Study on the competitiveness of European wines - UK case study Janet Dwyer Completed 2014 2014 Download research summary
EU 7th Framework Programme RECARE Julie Ingram Active 2014 2019 soil
Defra The ‘good farmer’: farmer identities and the control of exotic livestock disease in England Rhiannon Naylor/Damian Maye Completed 2014 2015 latest update
OECD
Fostering Green Growth in Agriculture: The Role of Training, Advisory Services and Extension Initiatives
Janet Dwyer; Matt Reed Completed 2014 2014 Final report
Leverhulme ‘Artist in Residence’ grant - 'Sabrina Dreaming' Antony Lyons Completed 2014 2015
AHRC Towards hydrocitizenship. Connecting communities with and through responses to interdependent, multiple water issues Owain Jones Completed 2014 2015
Forestry Commission Forest of Dean Landscape Partnership – Evaluation Chris Short Active 2014 2021
Natural Resources Wales Implementation of changes and updates to the national LANDMAP GIS database for Wales Robert Berry Completed 2014 2014
Exmoor Hill Farming Network State of Farming on Exmoor study Janet Dwyer Completed 2014 2015 Download research summary
Soil Association Evaluation of the Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme Julie Ingram Completed 2014 2015
Gloucestershire County Council Active Together Paul Courtney Completed 2014 2016
European Parliament AGRI The role of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy in creating rural jobs Mauro Vigani, John Powell Completed 2015 2016 Full report
Severn and Wye Regional Flood and Coastal Committee/Stroud District Council Rural Sustainable Drainage System (RSuDs) - Film production Chris Short Completed 2015 2015
Tudor Trust Development of a Monitoring and Evaluation framework and a Forecast SROI for Hulme Community Garden Centre (HCGC) and to support the Growing Health network Paul Courtney Completed 2015 2016
EU Horizon 2020 Research Programme SUFISA James Kirwan; Damian Maye Active 2015 2019
EU Horizon 2020 Research Programme PEGASUS Janet Dwyer Active 2015 2018
Bavarian Research Alliance and University of Gloucestershire Urban horticulture and local food: identity, governance and economy in Bath and Bamberg Dan Keech Completed 2015 2016 Download research summary
EU Horizon 2020 SoilCare Jane Mills and Julie Ingram Active 2016 2021 soil
European Social Fund (ESF) and Big Lottery Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Paul Courtney Active 2016 2019
EU Horizon 2020 SOFIA Marco Della Gala Active 2016 2018
Community Council for Somerset Agents for Change Paul Courtney Completed 2016 2017 Final Reports
Heather Trust Economic analysis and project evaluation of the ‘Molland Graze the Moor' Janet Dwyer Active 2016 2019
Defra / Adas Ex-Post Evaluation of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) 2007-2013 Janet Dwyer / John Powell Completed 2016 2016
Public Policy Institute for Wales What works in Tackling Rural Poverty – An evidence review of rural poverty interventions John Powell Active 2016 2017
Soil Association Evaluation of Innovative Farmers programme Matt Reed, Julie Ingram and Jane Mills Active 2016 2019 knowledge transfer, education, farmers
NERC LANDWISE Chris Short Active 2017 2021
EU Horizon 2020 Towards SUstainable and REsilient EU FARMing systems (SURE-Farm) Mauro Vigani Active 2017 2021 agriculture, farming, agricultural systems
RSN Rural survey Nick Lewis Completed 2017 2017
Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) The Implications of Brexit for Agriculture, Rural Areas and Land Use in Wales Janet Dwyer Completed 2017 2018 Final report Brexit, Wales, Agriculture, Policy, Rural
EU Horizon 2020 Agridemo F2F Julie Ingram and Jane Mills Active 2017 2019
Defra Enhanced Annual Implementation Report (EAIR) Janet Dwyer Completed 2017 2017
LEAF The effect and impact of LEAF Marque certification in the delivery of more sustainable farming: a study to understand the added value to farmers Matt Reed Completed 2017 2017 Final Report
EU Horizon 2020 Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies (ROBUST) Damian Maye Active 2017 2021