Learning from farmer-led research. Tom MacMillan
Dr Tom MacMillan questions why farmer-led research isn’t it the norm and asks what can be done to redress the balance?
An interdisciplinary and participatory approach to setting research priorities in Brazil. Renato S. Maluf
A new network offers a positive alternative recognises different ways of producing knowledge over the old established ways of doing food and agriculture research, argues Renato S. Maluf, University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Community led food and agricultural research: reflecting on experiences from Africa. Liz Hosken
Agricultural research requires a profound paradigm change if it is to face the multiple crises caused by arrogant notions of human superiority. Community-led research could hold the key, argues Liz Hosken.
Industry-sponsored science is clouding the picture of how food systems impact health. IPES-Food
Industry-sponsored science is clouding the picture, to understand the challenges faced by society we must redefine how scientific research is structured, framed and financed says IPES-Food.
Fairness and food safety: a research gap. Dr Liza Draper
Dr Liza Draper, reader in public health nutrition at the University of Westminster, explains why it's time to 'reframe' the research agenda on food safety.
Pathways for the amplification of agroecology: matching practice with discourse. Clara Nicholls and Miguel Altieri
Transitioning to an agriculture based on agroecological principles would provide rural families with significant benefits, and feed the world equitably and sustainably, say Clara I Nicholls and Miguel Altieri.
Measuring farming outcomes for the public good. Steve McLean
Marks & Spencer's Head of Agriculture & Fisheries explains how collaborative data collection is helping the high-street food retailer develop a supply base fit for the future.
Setting an ethical research agenda: the role of the public sector. Ruth Segal
Who benefits from current approaches to food and farming research and what can be done to challenge power and inequality in the current food system? Ruth Segal explains why publicly funded research must take multiple approaches and above all, meet the needs of poor and food-insecure farmers.
Ethical priorities for future agrifood research. Ben Mepham
Ethical reasoning must be a crucial element in decision-making on science and agriculture policy, says Ben Mepham – founder of the Food Ethics Council.
Listen to farmers: an interview with Ibrahima Coulibaly, President of CNOP-Mali.
In conversation with Patrick Mulvany in September 2017, in the Nyéléni Centre, Mali, Ibrahima Coulibaly discusses the crucial role of smaller-scale farmers in agricultural research.