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

This interactive seminar and workshop will consist of a presentation summarising the evolution of Coventry’s food system over the past 70 years.

“The Farmers are taking care of this”: Food Sovereignty in Haiti & Uganda

This seminar explores the impact of participatory learning and action approaches on the development and implementation of the Konbit Vanyan Kapab Farmer-to-Farmer Agroecology for Food Sovereignty Initiative (“FAFSI”).

Rebels without a cause? Rosewood and insurgency in Senegal with Dr Martin Evans

Illegal cutting of rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus) in Casamance, Senegal, and its trafficking into The Gambia for export have attracted considerable attention in recent years. The seminar discusses recent dynamics and their historical, political and biogeographical contexts.

Gardening as a creative practice – Menthology (National Collection of Mint cultivars)

This seminar will briefly outline some of these ideas before exploring the links between gardening and creative practices, not to mention the potential obstacles still facing the otherwise growing interest in the intersection between education, art and design, and gardens.

Shifting from a knowledge to a knowing perspective to support agroecology with Julien Blanc

Julien Blanc will briefly present the research he has carried out in France and Brazil over the last 20 years and then focus on his current collaboration with a group of peasants in South West France from an action research perspective.

‘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Pastoralism is often perceived as a marginal, outdated way of livestock production, although it is practiced in a far greater area than sedentary farming and is an extremely efficient and solar-powered way of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 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.