Recently a number of the team in CCRI were joined by other academics and discussed the long-awaited second part of England’s National Food Strategy. The collective have written this article about the strategy and its proposals.
CCRI’s Dr Julie Urquhart has been appointed to the newly formed Trees and Woodlands Scientific Advisory Group (TAW-SAG), established to provide expert scientific input to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to inform the England tree planting programme.
Defra have published CCRI research how professional fishers and recreational anglers participate in the management and science of fisheries in England.
Over recent months the Government has set out a number of significant changes and developments to agri-food and rural policy. CCRI’s Director, Janet Dwyer provides her comments on the Agricultural Bill and the Agricultural Transition Plan.
As CCRI continues its series of blogs concerning Covid-19 and sustainable food systems, we welcome a contribution from Rosalind Sharpe and Kelly Parsons on why coordination is critical when developing food policy.
CCRI Director, Professor Janet Dwyer, has been invited to give oral evidence in public on 25th April in connection with the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s ‘Work of DEFRA: Health and Harmony inquiry’.
More than 125 people attended a ‘Growing the Future’ rural policy workshop, held at the University of Gloucestershire, which revealed that British farmers get only 4.5% from all UK food sales and declared that ‘Brexit is happening now, not in the future’.
Over recent weeks, CCRI Director, Professor Janet Dwyer has been involved in a range of events related to ‘Brexit’ and the possible impacts upon UK agriculture. Read about all of these, and listen to an interview on BBC’s Farming Today.
Chris Short writes about a Defra workshop that he attended in London, hosted by Rory Stewart MP. The aim of the workshop was to explore how, through partnership, the recently proposed 25 year plan for nature can be developed and delivered.
In July, CCRI’s Professor Janet Dwyer and Dr Rob Berry attended the Environment and Sustainability Committee of the National Assembly for Wales to contribute evidence to the Environment (Wales) Bill, which had been introduced by Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Natural Resources, in May.