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News & Events


Our monthly newsletters are an easy way to keep up-to-date with new developments at our research centre. From successful project bids to upcoming events, our newsletter informs you on how we are 'driving innovative transdisciplinary research on resilent food and water systems.'


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Upcoming Seminars

Expand your knowledge by attending one our fortnightly seminars with both national and international speakers.

The Centre's lunchtime seminars provide a lively discussion forum that is open to anyone to attend, including Coventry University staff and students, visiting asociates and practioners. 


All seminars are held at CAWR Ryton Organic Gardens (CV8 3LG) between 11.30am - 12.30pm. (unless specified otherwise). 


A free shuttle bus service is available from Coventry University to Ryton Organic Gardens. Please contact CAWRoffice for more details. There is also free parking on site.


If you would like to attend, please register your interest on the links provided with each seminar. 

Previous Seminars 

To view our previous seminars, head to our Youtube channel!


The views and opinions expressed in this video are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR).



January 2019 


10/01/19    11:30-12:30

Exploring the ecological intensification of weed management in South African cropping systems

Chloe Maclaren

Recorded for our YouTube channel & live streamed via Facebook

Register to attend by clicking here



17/01/19    11:30-12:30

Education for Sustainable Development in Egypt- The Business Model of Sekem & Heliopolis University

Dr Omar Ramzy

Recorded for our YouTube channel & & live streamed via Facebook

Register to attend by clicking here


31/01/19      11:30-12:30

Water, modernity and violence in the Colombian Caribbean. The 20th Century in the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta / Planning to waste? The misunderstood practice of planning and its implications for food waste prevention

Sofia De La Rosa Solano + Jordon Lazell

Recorded for our YouTube channel & & live streamed via Facebook

Register to attend by clicking here


Other Upcoming Events


Pop along to Ryton Organic Gardens and sign up to one of Garden Organic's courses to learn more about organic growing to building biodiversity.

Find Tickets


06th September - Introduction to seed saving (09:30-13:00)

11th October - Next steps in seed saving (09:00-13:00)

Morwenna wins Postgraduate Researcher of the Year 

19th Jan 2018 - 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.

Are Edible Insects the Future?

11th Jan 2018 - Could edible insects play an important role in tackling a growing global humanitarian problem? Liliane Binego, who has eaten wild edible insects since childhood, believes that the a diet of grasshoppers and locusts could be the answer. While she’s always found them delicious, she knows not everyone shares her view. But the facts are they provide an excellent source of protein and are already a delicacy in some tropical countries, where they are often also a lucrative source of income.

The 'SMART' way of assessing the sustainability of English and Welsh farms

3rd Aug 2017 - Dr Immo Fiebrig and Alfréd Szilágyi (MSc student) have been travelling to a number of farms to assess holistic sustainability in the UK. These are managed according to Permaculture principles and compared to certified organic and conventional farms using the Swiss SMART indicator system (Sustainability Monitoring Assessement RouTine). Find out more about what they got up to by reading their blog. 

CAWR part of major EU project on sustainable farming systems

13th June 2017 - Coventry University is playing a key role in a new Europe-wide project to encourage farming systems to be less dependent on inorganic fertilisers and the fossil fuels needed to create them.

Former CAWR student secures pivotal role in Nigeria

7th December 2016 - Former CAWR MSc student Ismail Rilwan has secured the post of Food Security and Livelihoods Officer with Action Against Hunger, Nigeria. He will be based in Borno State, north eastern Nigeria, working as a part of the emergency response to the Boko Haram crises.

Dr. Andrew Adam-Bradford is attending 'The Science Collaboration Symposium' in Bahrain

24th November 2016 - Andrew Adam-Bradford is quoted in News of Bahrain as one of the 10 researchers from the UK and Bahrain being present at the discussions.

Listen to Prof. Moya Kneafsey on BBC Radio 4

2nd November 2016 - Moya Kneafsey was interviewed for the Farming Today programme on BBC Radio 4 for the episode Food fraud, Country-of-origin labelling, Flood report.


People's Jury Hears Brexit Evidence on Food - how did it vote?

12th May 2016 - Outcome of the Citizens’ Jury on the future of the food system in or out of Europe

Serena Hussain

Dr. Andrew Adam-Bradford travels to Iraq to help Syrian refugees

9th April 2016 - Andrew Adam-Bradford is working to give hope to people fleeing civil war in Syria by making refugee camps better places to live