Julie Ingram is presenting a paper at an international conference at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University, Brighton, which is taking place on 23rd-26th February.

The conference is called “Contested Agronomy: whose agronomy counts?” and is about the battlefields in agricultural research, past and present.

Julie’s paper is called “Here, we argue that”: contested views of managing soil carbon for mitigation. It draws on the research within the SmartSOIL project which aimed to identify optimal agronomic practices for storing carbon and increasing productivity (www.smartsoil.eu). The paper explores the communication process between scientists and stakeholders (farmers and advisers) in the project looking at stakeholder perceptions of credibility, relevance and legitimacy of the scientific information produced.

More information about the conference.