Social science researchers will be at Cheltenham Farmers Market on Friday 10th November and Cirencester Farmers Market on the 11th November to give short talks and chat with members of the public about their latest food and farming research and how it affects the products we buy.
Social science researchers, Hannah Chiswell and Damian Maye, ran an event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science asking consumers “Have you ever thought about how your milk gets from the farm to the supermarket shelves?”
On World Soil Day 2016, we look at how EU funded SoilCare is investigating ways in which soil quality can be improved through cropping systems and techniques, benefiting both the profitability of farms and the environment.
World Soil Day is the one day in the year that the United Nations asks us all to think about the role of soil in our daily lives and how it protects us from many environmental problems. Today we talk about how the RECARE project has gathered scientists from across Europe to find practical answers to sustaining healthy soil.
The University of Gloucestershire and Stroud District Council have announced that they will be hosting a major conference on Natural Flood Management in January 2017.
The future path of policy is uncertain following Brexit and when the Government starts to negotiate the withdrawal process, the current situation in a range of policy areas is likely to change. Professor Janet Dwyer is one of only 36 key experts invited to take part in a conference organised by Parliament to consider some of the key policy areas affected by the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
The University of Gloucestershire has been working with researchers from South Africa and Egypt to develop understanding of how new research methods to evaluate ecosystem services can help secure water and food security and therefore support poverty alleviation.
The Countryside and Community Research Institute at the University of Gloucestershire was part of a successful team that won a 2016 Gloucestershire CPRE award for ‘innovative use of natural resources, including land and water’.
The University of Gloucestershire, in collaboration with London-based creative designer Hayden Peek, is carrying out a research project to determine to what extent consumers currently use existing FOP traffic light nutrition labeling to make their food choices or whether an alternative receipt-based summary may be a more useful tool instead.
Researchers at the University of Gloucestershire have secured funding from the UK’s Newton Fund to work with researchers from Egypt and South Africa on understanding water and food security issues. The support comes from a British Council Researcher Links award.