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Prison progress

Reflecting on a scathing inspection in 2015 that declared HMP Maghaberry to be “unsafe and unstable”, new governor David Kennedy talks to David Whelan about the significant progress that has been made...

Social economy in the EU

Following its recognition within EU industrial policy, Ulla Engelmann, Head of Advanced Technologies, Clusters and Social Economy Unit, DG GROW, European Commission discusses the development of the social economy across Europe. Outline...

The technology ‘revolution’

Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Secretary of State Michael Gove MP has likened the role of emerging technologies within UK agriculture in the coming years to a “revolution”. Speaking...

Driving environmental improvement

Farmers must act to help restore the significant losses in biodiversity in rural areas that have been witnessed over recent years, according to Nature Matters’ sustainable land use spokesman, John Martin. “This...

Farming and food: Brexit exposure

The future for cross-border trade in agri-food products goes to the very heart of the Brexit dilemma facing the island of Ireland. Both jurisdictions will be exposed in equal measure to the...