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CAWR Seminar Series

Expand your knowledge by attending one our fortnightly seminars with both national and international speakers.

The Centre's lunchtime seminars provide a lively discussion forum that is open to anyone to attend, including Coventry University staff and students, visiting asociates and practioners. 

Where

All seminars are held at CAWR Ryton Organic Gardens (CV8 3LG) between 11.30am - 12.30pm. (unless specified otherwise). 

Transport

A free shuttle bus service is available from Coventry University to Ryton Organic Gardens. Please contact CAWRoffice for more details. There is also free parking on site.

Register

If you would like to attend, please register your interest with CAWRoffice who will provide you with further details. 

 

DISCLAIMER

The views and opinions expressed in this video are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR).

Upcoming seminars

Previous seminars

DATES

EVENT

2016

 

Monday 14th November 

Michelle Fine

Putting the Critical into Collaboration: Stories from a Participatory Action Researcher

Wednesday 19th October

 

Jay Abrahams

The Blueprint Group - Regenerative Systems Design for human settlements

Thursday 13th October

 

Daniel Castro

Sustainable water management, environmental engineering and land stabilisation research in Spain

Thursday 29th September

 

Dr. Patrick MacManaway

CAWR Seminar: The Most Important Conversation in Agriculture – Dialogue with the Spirit of Place Speaker

Thursday 15th September

 

Irene Sotiropoulou

CAWR Seminar: Explorations in Other Economics - Projects, Cases & Methods

Thursday 7th July

 

Martin Wilkes

CAWR Seminar: Challenges for protecting native fish in the face of a global hydropower boom: A multidisciplinary approach

Thursday 30th June

 

Mark Swilling

CAWR Seminar: Transdisciplinary Research for Transformation in an African Context by Professor Mark Swilling

Wednesday 29th June

 

Mark Dibben

CAWR Seminar: Towards an Ecological Management, Speaker: Dr Mark Dibben

Tuesday 12th April

 

Sergio Schneider

Agriculture, Food and Environment in Brazil - Is there room for a new model of rural development

Tuesday 1st March

 

Pieter Swanepoel 

Soil quality of pasture and crop rotation systems in South Africa

Thursday 7th March

 

Helen Jarvie

Nutrient Biogeochemistry for Sustainable Management of Water Resources

28 January 2016 Dr. Alfred Gathorne-Hardy

Is rice sustainable?

2015

 

30 November 2015

Dr Mourik Bueno de Mesquita

Water justice and the lack of it in Latin America

26 November 2015

Tomas Remiarz

Real Life Polycultures – Forest garden potentials and challenges

10 November 2015

Hugh Lovel and Shabari Bird

Quantum Agriculture: Pathway to Resilient Agriculture

5 November 2015

Katy Wheeler

Moral economies of recycling and Fairtrade consumption in the UK

30 October 2015

Deepa Joshi

Workshop on Gender, Water and Food Justice: Issues of Power, Politics and Place

14 May 2015

Rachel Nichole Bezner Kerr

Agroecology, social equity and food security: learning from participatory research in Malawi

12 May 2015

Nora McKeon

Food security governance: empowering communities, regulating corporations

2nd April 2015

Dr Deepa Joshi

Globalisation of Agriculture: engendering change?

5th March 2015

Mark Moodie

Democratising Research: a Biodynamic Case Study

4th November 2014

London.

Palagumi Sainath

Many voices, one website & forgotten knowledge: An introduction to the People's Archive of Rural India (Video link)

3rd November 2014

Palagumi Sainath

When farmers die: Inequality and agrarian distress.

NOTE:  For more seminars in 2017 please check back on this page for updates.


DATES

EVENT

23 March

 


Rebecca Lave 

Bridging the Gap: Integrating Critical Social and Physical Science in Practice

11:30-12:30

Also streaming via Facebook Live 

 

28 March


Enzo Nastati 

Trinium Agriculture

15:00-16:00

 

30 March 

Bastien Dieppois

Towards a Better Understanding of Southern African Rainfall Variability, and their Teleconnections

11:30-12:30

 

 

Upcoming events

April 4                    

 

People's Knowledge Book Launch - Escaping the White-Walled Labyrinth     A chance to meet the authors and editors of the book  

Time: 14:00-17:00           

Location: CAWR, Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry, CV8 3LG (transport available) 

To book: For your place email CAWROffice@coventry.ac.uk      

 


 

June 20-23 

 

Quantum-based Agriculture Workshop

- where science and traditional practices meet - balancing the energies of land, field and farm
a 4-day workshop with Dr Patrick MacManaway

 

Location: The Field Centre, Nailsworth, Glos., GL6 0QE 

To book: https:// www.eventsforce.net/ quantumbasedagrifarmers



 

November 14-15

 

8th Annual Conference of the AESOP 'Sustainable Food Planning' Group 2017: Re-imagining sustainable food planning, building resourcefulness: Food movements, insurgent planning and heterodox economics

Abstract submission deadline: 1st April 2017

Notification of acceptance: by 31st May 2017

Registration opens: 1st June 2017

Registration ‘early birds’ ends: 15th July 2017

Deadline for long abstracts/draft papers (3000 words): 31st July 2017

Deadline for full papers: 1st November 2017

 

Location: Coventry University Campus - Building TBC 

For further information: AESOPSFP2017conf@gmail.com

 


 


News


Former CAWR student secures pivotal role in Nigeria

7th December 2016 - Former CAWR MSc student Ismail Rilwan has secured the post of Food Security and Livelihoods Officer with Action Against Hunger, Nigeria. He will be based in Borno State, north eastern Nigeria, working as a part of the emergency response to the Boko Haram crises.


Dr. Andrew Adam-Bradford is attending 'The Science Collaboration Symposium' in Bahrain

24th November 2016 - Andrew Adam-Bradford is quoted in News of Bahrain as one of the 10 researchers from the UK and Bahrain being present at the discussions.


Listen to Prof. Moya Kneafsey on BBC Radio 4

2nd November 2016 - Moya Kneafsey was interviewed for the Farming Today programme on BBC Radio 4 for the episode Food fraud, Country-of-origin labelling, Flood report.

Brexit 

People's Jury Hears Brexit Evidence on Food - how did it vote?

12th May 2016 - Outcome of the Citizens’ Jury on the future of the food system in or out of Europe


Serena Hussain

Dr. Andrew Adam-Bradford travels to Iraq to help Syrian refugees

9th April 2016 - Andrew Adam-Bradford is working to give hope to people fleeing civil war in Syria by making refugee camps better places to live

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