CCRI, with University of Exeter, has recently started working on a project for Natural England to develop methods for monitoring and evaluating the social outcomes of agri-environment schemes.
Next week, Damian Maye, Mauro Vigani and Hannah Chiswell will be travelling to Belgium as part of the SUFISA project on a two-day trip that will involve a project team meeting in Leuven, followed by a stakeholder workshop in Brussels.
For the past five years, the RECARE project has been working with stakeholders across Europe to develop a new way of saving the soil. As the project ends, it is presenting the accumulated learning from its research to policymakers in the cities, regions and nations of Europe as well as international bodies.
The urgency of this mission is underscored by recent UN reports highlighting the role that agriculture plays in climate change and how sustainable agriculture is going to be necessary to secure food production as well as liveable landscapes under climatic change.
As the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation uses World Soil Day to raise awareness about soil health, it may come as little surprise to find out that soil doesn’t just impact our food supplies, it also helps clean water and lower risks of floods and droughts. More surprising is the SoilCare team’s efforts to treat profitability for farmers as a central priority – a consideration many research projects on environmental health overlook.
On November 29th, Janet Dwyer and Chris Short facilitated a GFirst LEP sponsored event at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester.
Wanted: An experienced lecturer and active researcher to develop our capacity in research-informed teaching and maintain reputation for research excellence in the area of agriculture, food and rural development as part of a major project with RAU and UCEM. For this position we are seeking to recruit someone with excellent teaching and curriculum development skills, as well as demonstrable excellence in rural / agri-food research.
CCRI director, Professor Janet Dwyer, has contributed to a new report, just published, called ‘After Brexit: 10 key questions for rural policy in Wales’. The report stems from a workshop held earlier in the year at Aberystwyth University
Our third and final blog post related to rural women comes from Hannah Chiswell (right). As one of the newest members of the CCRI team, she reflects on becoming a rural geographer and her experiences on the way where she has encountered many inspirational women in rural environments.
The CCRI is part of a partnership for a new two year research translation project, which aims to improve the profitability and sustainability of how the current and future farmers in the UK manage their grassland
The UK SUFISA team are delighted to publish their case study findings: the dairy and inshore fisheries reports are available now.