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The Government Food Strategy: Old Thinking for New Crises
Over recent weeks a number of the CCRI team have been discussing the Government response to Henry Dimbleby’s National Food Strategy which was published in 2021.
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Current research projects
Exploring The Experiences And Issues For Rural Energy and Water Customers in PSR Needs Code Groups
Commissioned by Rural England CIC and funded by Cadent Gas, Southern Water, Wales & West Utilities and Western Power Distribution, this research will build on previous work undertaken for the same funders, including work by CCRI which explored rural vulnerability from a public utilities’ perspective. This research seeks to drill down and explore in more detail the experiences of a few vulnerable groups who are likely to have particular needs for utility use and PSR support. It will seek to highlight rural-specific findings, where remoteness from other services and physical isolation may be compounding factors. Undertaken by Freddie Dunwoodie-Stirton and…
DEFRA Research Development and Evidence Framework Research (2021-2024)
The CCRI are currently involved in an on-going series of themed research projects under the DEFRA Research and Experimental Development (R&D) Framework. R&D comprises creative work undertaken on systematic basis to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications.
Farming in Protected Landscapes Evaluation
This Defra funded project aims to evaluate the Farming in Protected Landscape programme (FiPL) in England’s 34 AONBs and 10 National Parks, in order to feed into programme design and implementation throughout the funded period (2021 – 2024) and inform future policy and practice.