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Agroecological research in EC programmes. Les Levidow

Agroecological research in EC programmes. Les Levidow

20/02/18
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The European Commission’s commitment to the organic sector is becoming stronger, with CSOs holding it to account. Les Levidow traces recent developments.


UK agricultural research: a different approach is urgently needed. Helena Paul

UK agricultural research: a different approach is urgently needed. Helena Paul

20/02/18
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Helena Paul, co-director of EcoNexus, argues that the dominant assumptions in UK agricultural research need to be challenged


Research strategy for food and farming. Steve Tones

Research strategy for food and farming. Steve Tones

20/02/18
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AHDB Horticulture’s Strategy Director, explains why food and farming research requires an overarching government strategy.


What good food research could do. Tim Lang

What good food research could do. Tim Lang

20/02/18
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Professor Tim Lang of City, University of London, stresses the need for more ‘good food research’ that helps deliver sustainable diets from sustainable food systems.


How to unlock the contribution of agroecology in farming? Susanne Padel and Nic Lampkin

How to unlock the contribution of agroecology in farming? Susanne Padel and Nic Lampkin

20/02/18
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Food and farming research can deliver public good by focusing on agroecological practices, building on tacit farmer knowledge and active farmer participation say Susanne Padel and Nic Lampkin of the Organic Research Centre.


Agriculture research in India: what is and what should be. Suman Sahai

Agriculture research in India: what is and what should be. Suman Sahai

20/02/18
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Dr Suman Sahai, founder chairperson of the Gene Campaign, explains why the Green Revolution’s philosophy and goals still dominate agriculture research in India.


Democratising food and agricultural research. Michel Pimbert

Democratising food and agricultural research. Michel Pimbert

20/02/18
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Professor Michel P. Pimbert argues that a paradigm revolution is needed to democratise food and agricultural research for the common good, and the wellbeing of the planet.


Food and farming research for the public good. Molly D. Anderson

Food and farming research for the public good. Molly D. Anderson

20/02/18
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Can research mitigate the social and environmental costs of our agriculture and food system practices? And, can publicly funded research can help point the way toward a sustainable future for all? To fix our global food system a new approach is needed, says Molly D. Anderson


Learning from farmer-led research. Tom MacMillan

Learning from farmer-led research. Tom MacMillan

20/02/18
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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

An interdisciplinary and participatory approach to setting research priorities in Brazil. Renato S. Maluf

20/02/18
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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.