Policy and Practice Note Series

A series of brief notes, drawing out the implications for future policy and practice from Relu research. Visit regularly to download the latest in the series, or email your name and postal address to relu@ncl.ac.uk to receive printed versions.


Our latest Policy and Practice Notes:


No 41 Rural areas as engines of economic growth

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No 40 Making partnerships work across landscapes - the role of Nature Improvement Areas

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No 39 Enhancing the environment through payment for ecosystem services

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Policy and Practice Notes Nos 1-36

No 38 Sustainable agricultural landscapes: thinking beyond the boundaries of the farm

No 37 Improving the success of agri-environment initiatives

No 36 Lost in Translation: Assessing knowledge sources, exchange and effectiveness in animal disease control

No 35 Managing E coli 0157 disease risk in the British countryside

No 34 The governance of livestock disease: putting epidemiology in context

33 Could protected landscapes have a leading role to play in the sustainable management of natural resources?

32 A community approach to catchment management

31Plant disease risk, management and policy formulation

30 Field advisors as agents of knowledge exchange

29 The role of local government in managing disease risks in rural areas

28 Modelling the impacts of the European Water Framework Directive: implementing the ecosystem services approach

27 Protecting countryside users against zoonotic disease by influencing their behaviour

26 Farm diversification into energy production by anaerobic digestion

25 Memory and Prediction in tree disease control

24 The Big Society: helping communities take action

23 Is wildlife conservation compatible with arable farming? Evaluating the options for sustainable agriculture

22 Models, decision-making and flood risk: doing simulation modelling differently

21 Angling in the rural environment

20 The changing role of local government in managing water resources

19 Bovine Tuberculosis: a problem for farmers, conservationists and policymakers

18 Collaborative Frameworks in Land Management: A case study on integrated deer management

17 Sustainable uplands: learning to manage future change

16 Policy-making for animal and plant disease: a changing landscape?

15 Integrated Management of Floodplains

14 Sustainable Uplands: Reshaping Land Use Policy for our Hills

13 The Sustainability of Hill Farming

12 Social and Environmental Inequalities in Rural Areas

11 Comparative merits of consuming vegetables produced locally and overseas: Fair and evidence-based carbon labelling

10 Overcoming Market and Technical Obstacles to Alternative Pest Management in Arable Systems

9 Assessing the social, environmental and economic impacts of increasing rural land use under energy crops

8 Regional rural land use: a time for fresh thinking

7 Catchment management for the protection of water resources: The Ecosystem Health Report Card

6 Implications of a Nutrition Driven Food Policy for the Countryside

5 Stakeholder participation in the management and communication of food chain risks

4 Safe recycling of livestock manures

3 Eating Biodiversity: an Investigation of the Links between Quality Food Production and Biodiversity Protection

2 Warm Water Fish Production as a Diversification Strategy for Arable Farmers

1 The Role of Regulation in Developing Biological Alternatives to Pesticides


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