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CAWR Newsletter

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

In each monthly edition of our newsletters, we will be asking one of our researchers in CAWR to shed some light on their research.


The Conversation Articles by CAWR

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

Our researchers have been busy writing for The Conversation and on this page you will be able to read the latest articles. The Conversation is a hugely popular and influential platform for academic comment.


The ‘SMART’ way of assessing the sustainability of English and Welsh farms.

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

Holistic sustainability assessment of farms in the UK managed according to Permaculture principles and compared to certified organic and conventional farms using the Swiss SMART indicator system (Sustainability Monitoring Assessement RouTine).


Coventry Researcher Bastien Dieppois awarded Stanley Jackson Prize

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

Regarding his last paper identifying the climate processes driving decadal timescale fluctuations in southern African rainfall and droughts, Dr Bastien Dieppois has recently been awarded the Stanley Jackson prize. This prize rewards the annual best and most significant contribution in oceanography and atmospheric sciences (including environmental and hydrological sciences) in southern Africa.


CAWR researchers release multi-lingual film on DVD to influence transnational policy

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

The film, Imagining Research for Food Sovereignty, highlights key moments in the process and outcomes of the St. Ulrich Workshop on Democratising Agricultural Research for Food Sovereignty and Peasant Agrarian Cultures.


Postgraduate Researcher of the Year

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

As part of the Research Hootenanny held at Elm Bank, the new home of the Centre for Research Capability and Development, CAWR nominated Morwenna McKenzie to represent the postgraduate team in the Postgraduate Researcher of the Year competition.


ALERT and the Human Wildlife Conflict Update

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience | Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

Over a year and a half into ALERT and CU’s program to reduce human-lion conflict within Zimbabwe’s Matetsi Conservancy, the database of images captured on specially-installed camera traps outside selected homesteads is growing steadily. Among pictures of smaller predators, such as genets, civets, servals and bush cats, several clear images of lions - along with black-backed jackals and hyenas - have been captured.


Working Together to Build Cooperative Food Systems

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

A special issue of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD), on Cooperatives and Alternative Food Systems Initiatives, has just been edited by CAWR's Colin Anderson and will be freely available during July.


Edible insects and food sustainability

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

Could edible insects play an important role in tackling a growing global humanitarian problem?


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