Pete Gaskell and Julie Ingram are visiting one of the VALERIE project forestry case studies this week in the Roncal Valley in the Basque Pyrenees.
As part of the VALERIE project dissemination, a CCRI team is in Budapest this week presenting a paper at the 14th European Rural Development Network Conference: Knowledge sharing and innovation in agriculture and rural areas
Julie Ingram is giving a Keynote paper at the 5th Belgian Agroecology Meeting (BAM) in Ghent, Belguim, on Tuesday 20th September. The meeting, which is co-organised by Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) and Ghent University, is entitled ”Bridging gaps between principles and practices in agroecology”.
Julie Ingram, Jane Mills and James Kirwan are involved in co-convening workshops and presenting papers at the 12th European IFSA Symposium, which begins today (12th July) at Harper Adams University and runs until 15th July.
Damian Maye has had a paper accepted for publication in Sociologia Ruralis. The paper is entitled ‘Examining innovation for sustainability from the bottom up: An analysis of the permaculture community in England’.
Matt Reed has been walking the terraces of Cyprus where a team from The Cyprus Institute, as part of the RECARE project, are investigating the role of terraces in preserving the soil. In this blog, Matt talks about the traditions of cultivation of mountain terraces and the the challenge to produce and sell food in a way that develops livelihoods and sustains the environment. Matt was accompanied by Jane Mills.
The EU Framework 7 project VALERIE – a project evaluating European innovation in agriculture and forestry – is the eighth recent success for the CCRI in European research grant funding taking funding from Framework 7 and DG projects to over €2 million for the CCRI.