Summer Open Day - Ryton Organic Gardens

The Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) will be holding a Summer Open Day at Ryton Organic Gardens on Wednesday 15 June.

Reducing food waste: Using non-market and socio-environmental evaluations to quantify potential impacts for Bristol

The city of Bristol currently generates around 48,000 tonnes of household food waste every year. The effects of 20% changes in recycling and food waste are explored, reflecting national waste reduction targets.

Unlocking Nature and the Outdoors: communities, race, gender and class

A growing body of scientific research identifies that spending time in green spaces or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing.

Leveraging bio-active plants in smallholder goat production

Dr. Lovemore C. Gwiriri is a post-doctoral smallholder livestock systems research scientist at Rothamsted Research involved in agricultural systems socio-economic analysis.

The Long Food Movement: Transforming Food Systems by 2045

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) has released a new report in collaboration with the ETC Group: 'A Long Food Movement: Transforming Food Systems by 2045'.

Earthwatch Europe: Creating knowledge, inspiring action

Earthwatch Europe is an environmental NGO with science at its heart. Their sustainable agriculture programme focuses on connecting farmers with soil health and water quality through collaborative citizen science to support changes that benefit farmers and the environment.

Book Launch – Research Handbook on Democracy and Development

The Research Handbook on Democracy and Development is a new publication edited by CTPSR Professor Gordon Crawford and Professor Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, University of Ghana Business School.

Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition: An introduction to the GODAN initiative

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), launched following a G8 Summit in 2012, supports global efforts to make agricultural and nutritionally relevant data available, accessible, and usable for unrestricted use worldwide.

Transforming a 900 acre rural estate into a regenerative ecosystem

The team at Chettle Estate is embarking on a journey to create their own regenerative ecosystem, with thriving biodiversity and abundant food production.

Organic-PLUS: Contentious inputs in organic agriculture

The Organic-PLUS project brings together researchers with backgrounds including agricultural economics, soil science and consumer understanding to coordinate the project overall, conduct UK field trials and lead work around public perceptions of organic.

Co-developing and applying a Social Impact Toolkit for Community Food Businesses in the UK

Since 2016 CAWR has collaborated with The Real Farming Trust to explore the social impact of community-scale, agroecological food provisioning systems. This has culminated in the co-creation and application of a Social Impact Toolkit for Community Food Businesses in the UK.

Minimalists as sustainable consumers? The (non)consumption practices of UK minimalists

This study critically examines the (non)consumption of self-defined minimalists in the UK (via in depth-semi structured interviews) to consider if such practices have sustainable intentions and/or outcomes.

Escape from Empire: Agroecological autonomy in European peripheries

This presentation summarises Simon's thesis, which explores the theoretical meaning of autonomy in agroecology and food sovereignty and explores farmers’ autonomy in Cornwall and Calabria.

Promoting agroecology and community water resources management in the tropics - lessons

Rose Hagen has a lifetime commitment to sustainable agriculture and forest management in Ireland and globally. She designed and is embedding an agro ecological approach in twelve Trócaire country programmes.

Human-environment interactions in the Himalayan Sutlej-Beas system

The talk will focus on environmental research quantifying geomorphological and vegetation dynamics over multiple timescales.

Sustainability Values in Alternative Food Networks: The case of box schemes and CSAs

This seminar will show the results of a PhD research on box schemes and CSAs which concludes that they practice sustainability by choosing two main values: The principle value and commercial behaviour.

Quantifying the response of macroinvertebrates to gradients of fine sediment pollution

This project examines how fine sediment is driving macroinvertebrate responses in order to help improve biomonitoring, i.e. the practice of using biological communities to track environmental change.

Addressing household food waste through a focus on planning

Food waste resulting from households continues to be an abhorrent problem. Researchers have called for greater attention on how food behaviours are situated in the prevailing organisation of everyday life to give explanation to why food comes to be wasted.

Bamboo: the mean green carbon fixing machine

David Trujillo (MSc PhD CEng) has been researching, teaching and promoting bio-based materials (timber, bamboo) for over 20 years.