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.
The way people experience, use, and access urban space depends in large part on their socio-economic situation. High personal income and a good job can bring access to all the cultural and artistic pleasures a city has to offer, a place to live with the security of property ownership.
This conference presents a unique opportunity for rural policy and decision makers, stakeholders and researchers to come together to discuss and debate contemporary rural topics based around evidence from CCRI’s latest research. Taking a lead from our suite of current research, and in dialogue with leading thinkers and actors, the 2015 conference will provide a platform to explore and celebrate what the contemporary countryside offers with a focus on its key needs and concerns for the future. The full price of the conference, including lunch and refreshments, is £145.00. A discounted rate of £75 is offered to students, charity and
The CCRI 2015 Policy Conference took place on 22 January 2015 at the Royal Society in London.