Julie Ingram joined a panel at the ADAS run YEN Yield Testing Message Lab and discussed trial results and summarised farmers’ experiences of being actively involved in the YEN Yield Testing project.
This week, Matt Reed and Dan Keech have travelled to Bergen in Norway for a key first meeting as part of the the consortium that makes up the ‘URBANFARMS’ project.
Later this week, the 11th Oxford Real Farming Conference takes place. CCRI’s Chris Short will be attending and presenting in a key session concerning common land.
This week the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development published a report investigating the EU farming employment sector. The CCRI was part of the consortium, which was led by OIR.
Julie Ingram has once again travelled to Indoensia as a follow-up to her recent OECD scholarship. She has been visiting farmers who are participating in Science Field Labs and also presented at the recent 5th Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA).
Natahan Einbinder is a fourth year PhD candidate at the Colegio de la Frontera Sur, in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico whose research looks at agroecological scaling (adoption, maintenance, and extension processes) and the importance of local culture in the Maya Achí territory of Guatemala.
This presentation by Julie Ingram introduces concepts and examples of how farmers’ adaptive capacity and learning can be effectively supported with scientific knowledge and draws upon experiences from two contrasting contexts (Australia and Indonesia).
The SURE-Farm team have issued a new policy brief on farm demographics and impacts on farm structure, which has been in part based upon work conducted by a CCRI case study focussed on arable farming in the East of England.
Over the summer period, two papers have been published that have had involvement from a number of CCRI researchers. Dan Keech is co-author on a paper that will be available next year, whilst Damian Maye, Julie Urquhart and Mauro Vigani contributed to a paper associated with the SURE-Farm project.
Another book publication success for researchers in CCRI. Mauro Vigani, Janet Dwyer and John Powell have contributed to a new book analysing agricultural labour markets and policies in EU and North America.