Coventry City Region case study: Mapping of Coventry’s foodscape as a site of agroecological transition

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Thursday 09 May 2024

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM



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This interactive seminar and workshop will consist of a presentation summarising the evolution of Coventry’s food system over the past 70 years. The presentation will highlight the major events, public policies, and grassroots initiatives which have combined to shape this landscape. This will be followed by an interactive exercise in which attendees will have the opportunity to contribute their own knowledge of Coventry’s foodscape.

This mapping exercise is part of the RISE ATTER project, within which the Coventry City Region is a case study. The seminar leader (Lucia Nicastro) has collaborated with CAWR staff to advance the documentation of the case study, and this seminar will not only present findings to date, but seek to identify next steps in the collaboration.


Lucia Nicastro is an Assistant Researcher at CIHEAM Bari in Italy. She is originally from the USA where she worked for the US government and learned about organic agriculture, permaculture, and holistic health. She has a Bachelor’s in Agricultural Business from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Master’s in Gastronomy from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy, where she got involved in the Slow Food movement.

She is currently working on two Horizon research projects, Grass Ceiling and OT4EU. Grass Ceiling is one of the first three projects in the EU to focus on gender in agriculture, and OT4EU is centred around organic agriculture transitions.