Countryside and Community Research Institute

“An internationally excellent Research Institute” (REF, 2021).
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Matt Reed and Pippa Simmonds record Podcast

CCRI Director Matt Reed and PhD student Pippa Simmonds have recently recorded a Podcast for the ‘People Place and Nature Podcast’ entitled ‘Farming, Sustainability, and the Food Cycle’.

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Current research projects

  • Farm of the Future Climathon

    Farm of the Future Climathon

    The latest NICRE-funded Climathon recently took place at Tramway farm on the Gloucestershire-Warwickshire border.

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  • CCRI Forest School Research

    CCRI Forest School Research

    CCRI researchers Demelza Jones and Alice Goodenough have launched a new project in conjunction with fellow University researcher Clare Harris.

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  • Rural businesses consider the environment in decision-making, but barriers exist

    Rural businesses consider the environment in decision-making, but barriers exist

    A major new survey from the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) highlights barriers faced by rural businesses as they transition to net zero.

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