John Powell is currently on holiday. He still finds time however to pen a blog about what he is up to – always with an eye on ‘the commons’.
The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October as ‘World Habitat Day’. First celebrated in 1986, John Powell considers the day and how it relates to a project that the CCRI has been involved with – that of ‘Foresters Forest’ in the nearby Forest of Dean.
CCRI’s Project Support Officer Isabel Fielden took a month’s sabbatical from CCRI to work with endangered species in West Java, Indonesia.
Professor of Agri-Food Studies at the Countryside and Community Research Institute, Damian Maye presents his inaugural lecture.
Julie Ingram has for the last six months been in Australia and Indonesia as part of an OECD Research Fellowship. During this time she has travelled extensively, conducted a number of seminars and has also written a short Blog about her experiences.
CCRI, with University of Exeter, has recently started working on a project for Natural England to develop methods for monitoring and evaluating the social outcomes of agri-environment schemes.
A couple of weeks ago, Imogen Young joined CCRI as the latest of our placement students. Each academic year, we offer the opportunity of a paid placement within CCRI, and Imogen has joined us from UWE where she is an Environmental Science student. By way of an introduction we asked Imogen to write a few lines about herself.
CCRI’s Isabel Fielden has been busy in her garden while the weather has been warm. She has been pleasantly surprised by the increase in biodiversity in her garden, since the Urban Garden Project started in January 2017.
CCRI’s Director, Janet Dwyer, is quoted several times in EFRA’s inquiry report ‘The future for food, farming and the environment’
John Powell and Dilshaad Bundhoo travelled to Israel in the early part of May to visit the Arava Institute for Environmental Science (AIES) in the Arava Valley of the Negev.