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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

2017

30th March 

 

Bastien Dieppois

CAWR

Toward a better understanding of southern African rainfall variability, and their teleconnections


 

28th March

 

Enzo Nastati

Eureka Research, Italy

Trinium Agriculture


 

23rd March

 

Rebecca Lave

Geography Dept, Indiana University

Bridging the gap: Integrating critical social and physical science in practice


 

2nd March

Nibedita Ray-Bennett

University of Leicester

Avoidable Deaths: A Soft Systems Approach in Disaster Risk Management 


 

 9th February

Molly Anderson

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

Constructing Alternatives to the Neoliberal Food System:  What Do We Think We’re Doing?


 

 31st January

 Laurence Roudart

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Allocating land to family farmers or to other investors: what are the opportunity costs? The case of the Office du Niger area, Mali


 

 19th January 

 Chris Maughan

CAWR

“Food from Nowhere”: Food, Fuel and the Fantastical in the Corporate Food Regime


 

2016

 

14th November 

Michelle Fine

City University of New York

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


 

19th October

 

Jay Abrahams

CAWR

The Blueprint Group - Regenerative Systems Design for human settlements


 

13th October

 

Daniel Castro

CAWR

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


 

29th September

 

Patrick MacManaway

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


 

15th September

 

Irene Sotiropoulou

CAWR

Explorations in Other Economics - Projects, Cases & Methods


 

7th July

 

Martin Wilkes

CAWR

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


 

30th June

 

Mark Swilling

University of Stellenbosch

Transdisciplinary Research for Transformation in an African Context


 

29th June

 

Mark Dibben

University of Tasmania

Towards an Ecological Management


 

12th April

 

Sergio Schneider

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


 

1st March

 

Pieter Swanepoel 

Stellenbosch University

Soil quality of pasture and crop rotation systems in South Africa


 

 7th March

 

Helen Jarvie

Nutrient Biogeochemistry for Sustainable Management of Water Resources

 


 

28 January 

 

Dr. Alfred Gathorne-Hardy

Is rice sustainable?


 

2015

 

30th November 

Dr Mourik Bueno de Mesquita

Water justice and the lack of it in Latin America


 

26th November 

Tomas Remiarz

Real Life Polycultures – Forest garden potentials and challenges


 

10th November 

Hugh Lovel and Shabari Bird

Quantum Agriculture: Pathway to Resilient Agriculture


 

5th November 

Katy Wheeler

Moral economies of recycling and Fairtrade consumption in the UK



 

 

30th October 

Deepa Joshi

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



 

14th May

 

Rachel Nichole Bezner Kerr

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



 

12th May

 

Nora McKeon

Food security governance: empowering communities, regulating corporations


 

2nd April

Deepa Joshi

Globalisation of Agriculture: engendering change?


 

5th March

Mark Moodie

Democratising Research: a Biodynamic Case Study


 

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


DATES

EVENT

24th April

 


Mindi Schneider

China's Industrial Meat Regime: Policies, Institutions and Restistances.

11:30-12:30

Also streaming via Facebook Live 

 

25th May


Anneke Lubben

LC-MS at the Heart of Everything

11:30-12:30

 

21st June

Priscilla Claeys

The Challenges of Institutionalizing Food Sovereignty. Insights from the negotiations of a new UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants. 

11:30-12:30

 

 


 

NEWSLETTERS

Our monthly newsletters are an easy way to keep up-to-date with new developments at our research centre. From successful project bids to upcoming events, our newsletter informs you on how we are 'driving innovative transdisciplinary research on resilent food and water systems.'

February 2017

March 2017


UPCOMING EVENTS


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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