We are living through the beginnings of the worst food crisis since the Second World War, with warnings that as the global economy slumps the most marginal and vulnerable will face food shortages.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) is having huge impacts on the food system here in the UK and globally. It is bringing into sharp focus how and where our food is produced, processed and consumed. It has also highlighted a number of issues worthy of our attention.
We are delighted to announce that thousands of students have been celebrating their graduations over recent days and amongst them are a number which the CCRI has played an integral role. Read more about who they are and the subjects which they have been studying.
Mauro Vigani is at the 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists, the tri-annual conference of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), where he is presenting a paper.
The EU funded SURE-Farm project has published a policy brief which outlines why a broader view of resilience is needed to ensure a sustainable agricultural sector in the longer term.
Media coverage for University of Gloucestershire researchers explore the resilience of UK arable farming
The SURE-Farm project is seeking arable farmers in East Anglia to participate in research investigating resilience and sustainability of farming systems.
Julie Urquhart and Mauro Vigani have been giving training sessions for qualitative methods for understanding dimensions of farm resilience at a SURE-Farm meeting in Madrid
On Thursday 26th April, Dilshaad Bundhoo will present her PhD work, which has developed a context based framework for understanding how relationships transform effectively at times of stress (interpersonal resilience) instead of breaking down.
Researchers from the University of Gloucestershire’s Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) are working with a team of European scientists to develop a novel resilience-enabling framework that can support policy makers and the farming sector to enhance the sustainability and resilience of farms and farming systems.