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

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

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

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 (Public Ecosystem Goods And Services from land management: Unlocking the Synergies)

PEGASUS (Public Ecosystem Goods And Services from land management: Unlocking the Synergies)

The project, which completed in February 2018, investigated 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 (SoilCare for profitable and sustainable crop production in Europe)

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

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 (Building an interactive AgriDemo-Hub community: enhancing farmer to farmer learning)

AgriDemo-F2F (Building an interactive AgriDemo-Hub community: enhancing farmer to farmer learning)

This project is looking at best practice in farm demonstration and how farmers learn from their own on-farm experiences and from other farmers. ...

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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 )

Completed in February 2018, SOFIA created a Smartphone app called 'MiLarder' to help people access local food. ...

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ROBUST (Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies)

ROBUST (Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies)

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)

CCRI is one of 27 project partners working on this EU funded project, which is 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)

Completed in 2017 - this 4-year project concerned research to underpin innovation in the agri-rural sector. ...

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More current research projects

Going the Extra Mile (GEM)

Going the Extra Mile (GEM)

A three-year evaluation of the Going the Extra Mile (GEM) begun in 2016, which further develops and applies social value research techniques, as demonstrated in projects such as the Hulme Community Garden Centre Project. Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and Big Lottery, GEM aims to move the county’s most vulnerable adults closer to employment, training and education....

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Economic analysis and project evaluation of the ‘Molland Graze the Moor’

Economic analysis and project evaluation of the ‘Molland Graze the Moor’

Janet Dwyer is currently working with CCRI Associate, Allan Butler, from the Royal Agricultural University, to provide an economic analysis and project evaluation of the ‘Molland Graze the Moor' project in Exmoor. ...

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Developing an ecosystems approach: Dry stone walls

Developing an ecosystems approach: Dry stone walls

The project will develop a methodology that can identify the benefits and attribute values associated with the dry stone walls of the Peak District National Park...

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Completion of Farmsteads and Landscapes Statements for England’s National Character Areas

Completion of Farmsteads and Landscapes Statements for England’s National Character Areas

Peter Gaskell is undertaking this work for Historic England, which aims to complete and publish a baseline statement for England’s National Character Areas...

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An adaptive decision-support tool for better grassland management by UK farmers

An adaptive decision-support tool for better grassland management by UK farmers

The CCRI is part of a partnership for a two year research translation project funded by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Innovation Club (SARIC). The project runs from 2018 to 2020....

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GIS of the Lower Severn Vale

GIS of the Lower Severn Vale

This project, led by Robert Berry, is aimed at developing a digital map database, or geographic information system (GIS), of the Lower Severn Vale using undergraduate student interns working with open source GIS software....

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Evaluation of Innovative Farmers programme

Evaluation of Innovative Farmers programme

Following a successful evaluation of the Soil Association’s Duchy Originals Future Farming programme in 2014, the CCRI was invited in 2016 to evaluate its successor programme, Innovative Farmers...

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Heritage, natural capital and ecosystem services: Lower Severn Vale

Heritage, natural capital and ecosystem services: Lower Severn Vale

This project will use a range of existing and ongoing work including data on boundaries in the Lower Severn Vale to develop GIS resources in the Lower Severn Vale using open data and open source GIS software. ...

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RSN Rural Survey – Rural Housing (2018)

RSN Rural Survey on Rural Housing

This Rural Housing Survey sought the opinions and experiences of residents of rural areas in England to help Rural England better understand housing issues ...

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Foresters’ Forest – Monitoring and Evaluation

Foresters’ Forest – Monitoring and Evaluation

In the autumn of 2014, the CCRI was successful in a bid to undertake a long-term evaluation of the Forest of Dean Landscape Partnership, known as the 'Foresters' Forest'....

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LANDWISE

LANDWISE

Chris Short is working with other researchers in a 4-year innovative collaborative project, LANDWISE, which will join forces with farmers, advisors, communities and local authorities across the West Thames area to learn how different land management methods impact on flood risk....

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Heritage, natural capital and ecosystem services: Historic buildings and boundaries

Heritage, natural capital and ecosystem services: Historic buildings and boundaries

This collaborative project will demonstrate how buildings and boundaries enclosing spaces associated with their historic use can be better integrated into decision making processes based on an ecosystem services approach....

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FUTGRAZE

FUTGRAZE

The CCRI is involved in a project, FUTGRAZE, which is being led by the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)....

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