Collaborative research on Women’s Communal Land Rights (WCLR) in Africa Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

The overarching objective of this project is to draw lessons from and scale up efforts to advance Women’s Communal Land Rights in East and West Africa.


Plant Alert Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

Plant Alert is a long-term citizen science project designed to help prevent future invasions of ornamental plants.


Why are pregnant women in prison? Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

The aim of our study is to find out why pregnant women spend time in prison, on remand, on recall from licence conditions and on sentence.


AGROMIX Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

AGROforestry and MIXed farming systems - Participatory research to drive the transition to a resilient and efficient land use in Europe.


SAFERUP! Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

The basis for the project will be to co-create the next generation of urban pavements whilst improving the environmental performance and minimising negative environmental impacts. CAWR research will monitor and evaluate the environmental risk from the use of novel paving materials. This will be done by taking samples of the materials and analysing them for organic and inorganic contaminants such as metals and oil residues. The project will feed back into design processes to make the drainage system connected to the pavements, as chemically sustainable as possible, maximising the opportunity to detain urban pollutants and increase the potential for bioremediation and in-situ clean up.


BIOCHAR Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

BIOCHAR - Farmers, Growers and Gardeners 2015 Biochar Experiment.


BOND - Bringing Organisations and Network Development to Higher Levels in the Farming Sector in Europe Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

The aim of this project is to reach higher levels of organisation and networking, and develop a healthier, and more productive and harmonious farming sector in Europe for the long term.


Exploring the Impacts of Brexit for Protected Food Names PFN in the UK Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

This research explores the potential impacts and opportunities associated with ‘Brexit’ for the Welsh beef and lamb sector. We will examine the current relationship the Welsh beef and lamb sector has with the  EU Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) scheme , and investigate the possible role this certification may have for Wales once the process of exiting the EU is completed.


Determining the performance of large biofiltration cells in treating contaminated runoff from a slum settlement and its reuse for urban food production South Africa Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

This project will determine the ability of purpose-built, large-scale biofiltration cells downstream from a large informal settlement to treat contaminated runoff resulting from dysfunctional sanitation and limited urban drainage infrastructure, to ensure safe, productive water supporting sustainable livelihoods through food production.


Identification and quantification of trace organic contaminants discharged from waste water treatment plants Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

The main purpose of this project is to generate pump priming data for novel applications of high resolution mass spectrometry methods for identification and quantification of organic pollutants discharged from waste water treatment plants.


Nourishing Life -Territories of Life & Food Sovereignty Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

This Policy Brief focuses on the contributions that the territories and areas governed, managed and conserved by custodian indigenous peoples and local communities.


HOMED – Holistic Management of Emerging Forest Pests and Diseases Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

Adopting a holistic and multi-actor approach, HOMED aims to develop a full panel of scientific knowledge and practical solutions for the management of emerging native and non-native pests and pathogens threatening European forests.


TOCASA (Trade-offs in communal areas in South Africa) Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

The overall aim of this project is to evaluate trade-offs between novel range management practices (intensified planned grazing, corralling and removal of woody plants).


Excluded Voices: Democratising Agricultural Research Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

The aim of the Excluded Voices project is to identify and support processes that can help democratise the governance of food and agricultural research.  The project combines participatory methodologies and institutional innovations to make excluded voices count in food and agricultural policy-making. 


Tripura Agroecology Partnership Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

This project aims t o link nutritional security with selective agroecological diversication for resilient rural communities.


Correlation between the Zika virus and sanitary and drainage conditions in the Metropolitan Areas of Fortaleza/Ceará (Brazil) Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

The aim of this project is to investigate the relationship between mosquito-vectored Zika, inadequate provision of secure and safe potable supplies, drainage and sanitation. 


Building Resourceful and Resilient Communities through Adaptive and Transformative Environmental Practice (RECOMS) Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

RECOMS is a Marie Sklodowska Curie (MSCA) Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission. It is comprised of a transdisciplinary consortium of scientists, practitioners and change agents from eleven public, private and non-profit organisations located in six European Union countries.


Review of the evidence of outcomes and impact of Ruskin Mill Trust’s Practical Skills and Therapeutic Educational Programme Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

This project aims to review the way Ruskin Mill Trust evidence the effectiveness of their Practical Skills and Therapeutic Education programme and the impact on those involved.


Urbanising in Place. Building the Food-Water-Energy Nexus from Below (UiP) Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

Exploring the physical and metabolic context, scenarios for economic valorisation and political processes that can enable alternative metabolic capabilities, and specific practices and configurations that food growing communities could develop to regain control over resources.


Evaluating the potential of intensive grazing and corralling to enhance ecosystem services in Africa’s communal rangelands Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

This study seeks to quantify the effectiveness of these practices by measuring changes in vegetation, soil quality and wildlife and livestock use, associated with livestock corral sites.