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.
The CCRI has responded to an open invitation from The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) regarding its consultation on “Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit”.
An interview with CCRI Director, Professor Janet Dwyer, was broadcast on BBC 1 West (Regional News) yesterday. The interview referred to Janet’s recently published report written for the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW), entitled ‘The Implications of Brexit for Agriculture, Rural Areas and Land Use in Wales’.
A report written for the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW), authored by Janet Dwyer, ‘The Implications of Brexit for Agriculture, Rural Areas and Land Use in Wales, has been cited in different media, including today’s (5th February) BBC News and BBC Wales.
Professor Janet Dwyer’s report for the Public Policy Institute for Wales, entitled The Implications of Brexit for Agriculture, Rural Areas and Land Use in Wales has been published online this week. The report suggests how the anticipated changes to trading conditions and relationships might leave Welsh agriculture in a disadvantaged position compared to its main trading competitors after 2022.
Janet Dwyer has been working with the farmer-led steering group of the Exmoor Hill Farming Network, helping them produce a position statement following discussions in late 2016 regarding the implications of Brexit. (Cover image courtesy EHFN)
CCRI has welcomed the recent report from the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on Soil Health, which states that soil is often overlooked as an essential component to human life. Read Jane Mills’ blog about CCRI’s work in the challenge to address soil degradation.
Jane Mills and Chris Short have contributed towards a major report published by the European Commission on Soil Threats in Europe. The report derives from research carried out as part of the RECARE project.