‘Hoofprints on the Land’: Why we need livestock in the landscape! With Ilse Köhler-Rollefson

Pastoralism is often perceived as a marginal, outdated way of livestock production, although it is practiced in a far greater area than sedentary farming and is an extremely efficient and solar-powered way of protein production that does not eliminate biodiversity.

Plausible drying and wetting scenarios for summer rainfall in South-eastern South America: A storyline approach

Summer rainfall trends in South-eastern South America (SES) affect an area where around 200 million people live. Literature identifies more than one driving mechanism for them, some of which have opposing effects.

Understanding and supporting community agroecology through participatory research: A case study from the Maya-Achí territory, Guatemala

This presentation will illustrate fifteen years of ethnographic research in the Maya-Achí territory, Guatemala.

Socioeconomic potential of forestry sector and the role played by small scale trees growers: contribution to the country’s economy

Subsistence and market demand must drive innovations. There is a need to better document and plan wood clusters. The link between the national wood demand balance and the local level needs to be strengthened.

How successfully has the environmental theme been integrated into UK City of Culture 2021?

This event will discuss how an environmental theme was incorporated into Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 and with what impacts.

The science of crop diversification

This talk will explore current research topics around making diversification work better for farmers and the environment.

How Black Scholarship Informs My Health and Wellness Practice

In this presentation Lucy Aphramor will celebrate contemporary Black scholars whose work has strongly influenced her practice and thinking around health and wellness as a thin white dietitian.

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 Future of Food Symposium 2021: From Recovery to Resilience

The Future of Food 2 symposium invites stakeholders across business and society to present, discuss and collaborate in moving forward the sustainable food agenda: eating socially and sourcing sustainably.

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.