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CRE’s latest policy note

Research asks why water harvesting doesn’t always succeedWater harvesting techniques can make a big difference to crop yields in Sub-Saharan Africa but not all farmers have taken the technology on board.  Research carried out in Burkina Faso has uncovered some of the problems, as CRE’s latest policy note explains.

published on: 25th November 2014

Urban sprawl project gets EU Extra coverage

Research undertaken in in the Land Use Processes and Urban Sprawl (LUPUS) project has made an important contribution to understanding the causes of excessive urban development in Europe and has suggested some potential remedies. This Marie-Curie Action project provided an opportunity for Professor Walid Oueslati, normally based at Agrocampus Ouest in Angers, France, to spend two years as a research fellow at Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy, working with its Director, Guy Garrod and is featured in the November issue of EU Extra.

published on: 20th November 2014

How can land advisers make new Agri Tech Strategy work?

The Government’s new Agri Tech Strategy will need key knowledge exchange partners if it is to make a difference and fulfil its objectives of sustainable intensification. In the latest policy and practice note from LWEC, AFRD's landbridge team emphasise the important role that the advisory professions will play. This draws on recommendations from the landbridge workshop ‘Taking stock of the links between research and the land professions’ held at the British Academy on 1st May 2014.

published on: 11th November 2014

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