News Archive 2009-2010

The Centre for Rural Policy Research has produced a wealth of news stories over the years.  Those stories form part of and important archive of our work. 
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Exeter supports rural inquiry into the future of upland communities

A recent inquiry has shown that the current support for hill farming is inadequate and will therefore be unable to sustain the English uplands, whose landscapes provide a wealth of natural and cultural assets.

Report highlights cost of Bovine TB to South West farmers

A new report highlighting the economic impact of Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) to the South West’s farming industry has been produced by experts at the University of Exeter.

A future for farmed uplands

The distinctiveness and future of the South West’s farmed uplands is under discussion following recent research by the University of Exeter’s Centre for Rural Policy and Research.

Professor Michael Winter one of the keynote speakers at Faith & the Future of the Countryside Conference

Professor Winter spoke at this major ecumenical conference exploring the sustainability of rural communities and their churches, and making recommendations for their future.

The South West Uplands Seminar: A future for our farmed uplands?

Upland areas of England are now being recognised for the significant public benefits they provide.  This statement is particularly true for Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor and Exmoor in South West England.  With that in mind the Centre for Rural Policy Research, together with the South West Uplands Federation (SWUF), convened a Seminar at Westpoint on 29 October.

Dr Duncan Russel gives evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Select Committee

Dr Russel was invited to provide oral evidence for the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) inquiry on ‘Embedding Sustainable Development across Government.’

Royal Veterinary College presentation

On December 7th, 2010, Keith Howe and John McInerney gave a presentation on the theme “What economics can do” to an international workshop on the “Economics of animal health and welfare".

Securing a Positive Future for England’s Uplands

Professor Michael Winter spoke at this Consultation on the English Uplands, their value and potential to the economy and to the environment.