Completed research projects

View completed research projects carried out by CCRI.

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The role of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy in creating rural jobs

A CCRI research team worked with the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning on a research project commissioned by the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) to outline the potential of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) with regards to creating rural employment.
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SURE-Farm aimed to analyze, assess and improve the resilience and sustainability of farms and farming systems in the EU.
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Evaluation of Innovative Farmers programme

Following a successful evaluation of the Soil Association’s Duchy Originals Future Farming programme in 2014, a CCRI team, comprising Matt Reed, Julie Ingram and Jane Mills, was invited in 2016 to evaluate Innovative Farmers, the successor programme, which was developed building in recommendations from our previous evaluation. 
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Going the Extra Mile (GEM)

A five-year evaluation of the Going the Extra Mile (GEM) project begun in 2016, which further develops and applies social value research techniques. Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and National Lottery Community Fund, GEM aims to move the county’s most vulnerable adults closer to employment, training and education.