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News & Events


Summer-Garden-PartySummer Garden Party

Thank you for coming to our Summer Garden Party and making it a very successful event. Please visit the Summer Garden Party event page for post Party updates and photos.

View videos from the Garden Party here.



New PhD Opportunity

9th January 2017 - Sustainable management of natural resources: adopting a collaborative approach.

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.


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

CAWR Seminar Series

The new academic year brings an exciting variety of speakers to the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience Seminar Series 2016-2017.

The Centre's lunchtime seminars provide a lively discussion forum for staff at Coventry University, visiting fellows, Centre associates, MSc and PhD students, and other scholars and practitioners. Do join us!


All seminars are held at CAWR Ryton (CV8 3LG), at around 12pm and run until 1pm (unless specified otherwise). There is free parking on site.


A free shuttle bus service will travel from Coventry University to Garden Organic around 11.20am, and return at 1.35pm. Please contact CAWRoffice for more details.


If you would like to attend, please register your interest with CAWRoffice who will provide you with further details. Please specify whether you would like to receive information about the free shuttle bus service from Coventry city centre.



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





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?



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


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.

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