This project evolved as a farmer-led research initiative to address local evidence gaps identified by farmer partners in Powys wanting to enhance the long-term viability and sustainability of their farms.
Prof. Janet Dwyer and Dr Amr Khafagy contributed to strategic development work within the Trade and Agriculture Directorate of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Conducted in five case study areas across England and Wales, this project set out to build an understanding of farmers’ current and future willingness to vaccinate, or facilitate the vaccination of, cattle and badgers against bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) in Great Britain.
Since 2012, the CCRI has been involved in an on-going series of themed research projects aimed at supporting the development and implementation of Natural England’s agri-environment schemes.
Co-designing sustainable food futures: using climathons to build shared agri-food visions for net zero
Funded by the British Academy, this project develops a participatory methodology, climate assemblies, to bring farmers, rural businesses, NGOs and citizens together in two livestock farming communities (in Cumbria and Cornwall) to debate their agri-food futures, identify net zero ambitions and vision solutions in ways that are fair, just and democratic.
The CCRI are working with the New Economics Foundation, MRAG and Cefas on a project to define low impact fishing.
Making visible the cultural values at risk from tree pests and diseases through arts approaches (TREESCAPES).
This project was commissioned by Defra and ran from October 2018 to March 2019.
In 2019 a team at CCRI was commissioned by Natural England to develop a set of social indicators that can be used to monitor and evaluate agri-environment schemes.