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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
Integrating Heritage into Land Management Plans
This project is looking at where and how land managers and the bodies administering the new schemes will get heritage data and advice, testing different formats of data and advice provision within Land Management Plans.
Flourishing Floodplains: Regenerative Farming
Working alongside the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, this project explores farming on floodplains and seeks to make recommendations on how farmers can transition to more agroecological farming methods.
RUSTIK – Rural Sustainability Transitions through Integration of Knowledge for improved policy processes
A four-year collaborative Horizon Europe project aimed at improving knowledge exchange between rural businesses and communities across Europe.