The CCRI is currently working on the following projects funded by the EU research programmes, UK Government and others:

SURE-Farm (Towards SUstainable and REsilient EU FARMing systems)

SURE-Farm (Towards SUstainable and REsilient EU FARMing systems)

The CCRI is one partner of a 16 pan-European consortium (from 13 countries), led by Wageningen University, with a strong transdisciplinary approach....

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SoilCare (SoilCare for profitable and sustainable crop production in Europe)

SoilCare (SoilCare for profitable and sustainable crop production in Europe)

CCRI is one of 28 collaborating partners on this 5-year project, led by Alterra, University of Wageningen, Netherlands. The project started on 1st March 2016....

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ROBUST (Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies)

ROBUST (Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies)

The CCRI is working with 23 partner organisations across Europe in this 4-year Horizon 2020 project, which started in June 2017....

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LANDWISE

LANDWISE

Chris Short is working with other researchers in a 4-year innovative collaborative project, LANDWISE, which will join forces with farmers, advisors, communities and local authorities across the West Thames area to learn how different land management methods impact on flood risk....

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Changing Treescapes

Changing Treescapes

The TREESCAPES project is a collaboration between the CCRI, Imperial College London and Kerry Morrison, in association with Defra and the Black Environment Network (BEN), funded by the AHRC under the Follow-On Funding Highlight Notice Changing Landscapes programme....

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Foresters’ Forest – Monitoring and Evaluation

Foresters’ Forest – Monitoring and Evaluation

In the autumn of 2014, the CCRI was successful in a bid to undertake a long-term evaluation of the Forest of Dean Landscape Partnership, known as the 'Foresters' Forest'....

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National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE)

National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE)

The National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) aims to realise a step change in innovation and unlock potential in the UK’s rural economies. ...

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Rural England: Local Perspectives on Community and Economy

Rural England: Local Perspectives on Community and Economy

A new project in conjunction with the University of Newcastle on rural community development....

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SPRINT (Sustainable Plant Protection Transition: A Global Health Approach)

SPRINT (Sustainable Plant Protection Transition: A Global Health Approach)

The CCRI is a member of this 28 partner Horizon 2020 funded project which runs for 5-years from September 2020....

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Economic analysis & project evaluation of the ‘Molland Graze the Moor’

Economic analysis & project evaluation of the ‘Molland Graze the Moor’

Janet Dwyer is currently working with CCRI Associate, Allan Butler, from the Royal Agricultural University, to provide an economic analysis and project evaluation of the ‘Molland Graze the Moor' project in Exmoor. ...

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Going the Extra Mile (GEM)

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....

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FUTGRAZE

FUTGRAZE

The CCRI is involved in a project, FUTGRAZE, which is being led by the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)....

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Completion of Farmsteads and Landscapes Statements for England’s National Character Areas

Completion of Farmsteads and Landscapes Statements for England’s National Character Areas

Peter Gaskell is undertaking this work for Historic England, which aims to complete and publish a baseline statement for England’s National Character Areas...

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Heritage, natural capital and ecosystem services: Historic buildings and boundaries

Heritage, natural capital and ecosystem services: Historic buildings and boundaries

This collaborative project will demonstrate how buildings and boundaries enclosing spaces associated with their historic use can be better integrated into decision making processes based on an ecosystem services approach....

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Developing an ecosystems approach: Dry stone walls

Developing an ecosystems approach: Dry stone walls

The project will develop a methodology that can identify the benefits and attribute values associated with the dry stone walls of the Peak District National Park...

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Future of UK Treescapes

Future of UK Treescapes

The Future of UK Treescapes programme aims to advance understanding of the type and scale of woodland planting and forest establishment that will be needed in the UK ...

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Perennial Biomass Crops for Greenhouse Gas Removal

Perennial Biomass Crops for Greenhouse Gas Removal

The CCRI is participating in this UKRI funded project, led by Aberystwyth University, looking to develop biomass crops to absorb Greenhouse Gases and provide sustainable fuel sources....

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An adaptive decision-support tool for better grassland management by UK farmers

An adaptive decision-support tool for better grassland management by UK farmers

The CCRI is part of a partnership for a two year research translation project funded by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Innovation Club (SARIC). The project runs from 2018 to 2020....

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GOVOUT – Governing Transitions in the Norwegian Outfields

GOVOUT – Governing Transitions in the Norwegian Outfields

In January 2020 the CCRI were invited to join GOVOUT (Governing transitions in the Norwegian outfields: Between agrarian traditions, modern consumption and green industrialisation). The project is led by Dr Eirik Fuglestad from Ruralis and funded by the Research Council of Norway....

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Here Commons Everybody

Here Commons Everybody

Antony Lyons, former CCRI artist in residence commences a new creative project exploring, amongst other things, land, commons community and ecological reflections....

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Heritage, natural capital and ecosystem services: Lower Severn Vale

Heritage, natural capital and ecosystem services: Lower Severn Vale

This project will use a range of existing and ongoing work including data on boundaries in the Lower Severn Vale to develop GIS resources in the Lower Severn Vale using open data and open source GIS software. ...

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Exploring Rural Vulnerability from a Public Utilities Perspective

Exploring Rural Vulnerability from a Public Utilities Perspective

In collaboration with Rural England, the Exploring Rural Vulnerability from a Public Utility Perspective project aims to offer valuable stand-alone insights to the lives of rural communities. ...

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A selection of completed research projects

PEGASUS (Public Ecosystem Goods And Services from land management: Unlocking the Synergies)

PEGASUS

The project, which completed in February 2018, investigated the provision of public goods and ecosystem services from agriculture and forestry, aiming to unlock the synergies between economic and environmental benefits for society....

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SUFISA  (Sustainable finance for sustainable agriculture and fisheries)

SUFISA

The purpose of SUFISA was to identify sustainable practices and policies in the agricultural, fish and food sectors that support the sustainability of primary producers in a context of multi-dimensional policy requirements, market uncertainties and globalisation....

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AgriDemo-F2F (Enhancing farmer to farmer learning)

AgriDemo-F2F

This project is looked at best practice in farm demonstration and how farmers learn from their own on-farm experiences and from other farmers. ...

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Co-Designing the principles for defining low impact fishing

Co-Designing the principles for defining low impact fishing

The CCRI are working with the New Economics Foundation, MRAG and Cefas on a project to define low impact fishing....

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Supurbfood – Towards sustainable modes of urban and peri-urban food provisioning

SUPURBFood

The CCRI was one of several European partners researching into good practice in food production and consumption in urban areas as part of a major European Commission food project, Supurbfood which ran from 2012 to 2015....

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RSN Rural Survey – Rural Housing (2018)

RSN Rural Survey on Rural Housing

This Rural Housing Survey sought the opinions and experiences of residents of rural areas in England to help Rural England better understand housing issues ...

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Evaluation of Innovative Farmers programme

Evaluation of Innovative Farmers programme

Following a successful evaluation of the Soil Association’s Duchy Originals Future Farming programme in 2014, the CCRI was invited in 2016 to evaluate its successor programme, Innovative Farmers...

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Developing social indicators for the monitoring and evaluation of Agri-environment Schemes

Developing social indicators for the monitoring and evaluation of Agri-environment Schemes

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. That work has now developed a set of twenty indicators, set within five themes....

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