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.
Janet Dwyer has been at the LEAF Marque Summit today (Thursday 22nd March 2018), hosted by Waitrose in Maidenhead, Berkshire, which has been exploring some of the pressing questions around the role of assurance systems in delivering meaningful improvements for farmers and the environment.
Media coverage relating to CCRI’s evaluation of the LEAF Marque certification
The results of a CCRI study of the LEAF Marque certification have today been released. The study shows that LEAF Marque certification can offer significant financial, environmental and social benefits for farm businesses both in the UK and overseas.
Damian Maye has had a paper accepted for publication in Sociologia Ruralis. The paper is entitled ‘Examining innovation for sustainability from the bottom up: An analysis of the permaculture community in England’.
A second paper based on the key findings of the EU GLAMUR project has been published in a special issue of Sustainability which has open access.
A paper based on a study of cheese supply chains in the UK and Switzerland, which was co-written by CCRI researchers, has been published with open access by Sustainability. It is derived from research conducted as part of the EU 7th Framework Programme project GLAMUR (Global and Local food chain Assessment: a MUltidimensional performance-based approach).
We reported back in December that for the second year running a CCRI team of researchers had won the ‘Best Paper of the Year Award’ from the Journal of Agricultural Extension and Education (JAEE). You can now read what the winning team had to say about the award in a ‘winner’s story’ article, published on the Taylor & Francis Group website.
Matt Reed and Chris Short, together with Kenny Lynch and Arran Stibbe of the University of Gloucestershire School of Natural and Social Sciences and School of Humanities, were successful in a bid to the University’s Learning for Sustainable Futures (LSF) scheme in the 2015-16 awards. The grant will be utilized for using Education for Sustainability (EfS) to inform the development of Masters Level Dissertations and cross-faculty research enhancement linked to sustainability.
Professor Janet Dwyer has been invited as a key speaker to attend an International Scientific Conference in Slovakia, taking place at the University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia on 3-4 December 2015.