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Learning Pathways into Sustainable Agriculture

Posted on 6 January 2020 by Sustainable Places

Alice Taherzadeh, Research Student, Sustainable Places Research Institute The research project Learning Pathways into Sustainable Agriculture was undertaken in the summer of 2019 in order to shed light on the experiences of a growing number of young people who choose to enter sustainable agriculture from non farming backgrounds. How to encourage and support more young
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Running and neoliberalism

Posted on 9 July 2019 by Sustainable Places

Dr Sara MacBride- Stewart Going for a morning run in Sao Paulo while attending a Latin American research network meeting on neoliberalism and subjectivity, gave me some time to reflect on my experience of negotiating unfamiliar streets and on the question of what makes a megacity, runnable? More specifically, in asking how it was possible
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The ethics of the climate emergency

Posted on 8 July 2019 by Sustainable Places

Professor Robin Attfield During the last week of February we experienced the warmest Winter day since records began, with a high of 20.6 degrees (Celsius) at Trawscoed in mid-Wales. As if that was not enough, the record was broken again the next day with 21.2 degrees at Kew Gardens. This unseasonable weather is one of
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Action to address the Climate Emergency

Posted on 4 June 2019 by Sustainable Places

Public awareness of the need to act on climate change has never been higher, making it particularly important that Universities, as the educators of future generations, should be at the forefront of enacting societal transformation. We see opportunities for Cardiff University to demonstrate leadership and innovation in institutional change. There are a number of areas where
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Profit and hegemony in agribusiness

Posted on 27 November 2018 by Sustainable Places

Dr Angelina Sanderson Bellamy The insidious control over farming practices exercised by seed companies is an example of how powerful actors in the agri-food system promote profit over environment and health. More important, is the question of how we can shape a more desirable farming system that works for farmers, the public and the environment.
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Building a post-Brexit food and rural policy for Wales

Posted on 3 August 2017 by Sustainable Places

Professor Terry Marsden, Director, Sustainable Places Research Institute   Recently myself and colleagues Professor’s Tim Lang (City University) and Erik Milstone (Sussex University) published the first major independent review of the overall impacts of Brexit on the UK food system: A Food Brexit: time to get real: A Brexit Briefing. The report, drawing on over
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