CCRI Research Assistant, Jasmine Black has recently spent time exploring Manchester’s Whitworth park ahead of undertaking two weeks of fieldwork there for the Changing Treescapes project. She has written this reflective piece about her experiences there.
This blog presents an analysis of small-scale farmers’ resilience in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. It was written by a research team coordinated by Nicole Paganini at Humboldt University Berlin, with Daniel Tevera, University of the Western Cape, as lead author of this blog, in collaboration with Stefanie Lemke at Coventry University.
The CCRI Winter School took place last month in exceptional circumstances. Although in the virtual environment it was still a warm and supportive one. PhD student Pippa Simmonds recounts the activities across the three days.
Jessica Duncan from Wageningen University & Dr Priscilla Claeys, from Coventry University summaris key findings from their recently published report Gender, COVID-19 and Food Systems: Impacts, Community Responses and Feminist Policy Demands, which examines how women working across food systems are experiencing and responding to the crisis and its outcomes.
The Food Research Collaboration has launched an interactive Policy Tracker that shows how the English government’s responses to the unfolding Covid-19 crisis affected the food system, with parallel versions for South Africa and India. FRC Director Rosalind Sharpe, explains why the FRC thought it was important to capture policy as it unfolded.
In this blog, we hear from Dr. John Lever, Reader at the Centre for Sustainability, Responsibility, Governance and Ethics at the University of Huddersfield. John has been conducting research on the regional food system in Kirklees in West Yorkshire for over five years. This blog post draws on a recent University of Huddersfield funded project (A safe and just local food system) exploring its changing dynamics during the Covid-19 health pandemic.