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Sustainable Futures in Africa Press / Publications update

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I'm pleased to let you know about a number of publications and press features relating to the Sustainable Futures in Africa (SFA) network, an interdisciplinary collective that brings together researchers, educators, and communities of practice that acknowledge the situated and complex nature of practices and conceptions of sustainability. The Network aims to build understanding, research, and practice in socio-ecological sustainability in Africa.

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Mia Perry on international development: The Scotsman newspaper, April 5, 2018

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In an article published on Thursday April 5, 2018 in The Scotsman newspaper, CR&DALL core member, Dr Mia Perry, calls for "decisive changes to the way we collaborate...substantial resources will continue to be spent at a rapid rate; but the trajectory of change and development in the world will remain consistent with that of the past 50 years".

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Universities and Lifelong Learning (UALL) series - 50% discount to CR&DALL subscribers

The Universities and Lifelong Learning (UALL) series (edited by Professor Michael Osborne) and published by Manchester University Press (MUP) analyses the external engagement activities of universities and third-level institutions and is concerned with the range of activity that lies beyond the traditional mission of teaching and research.

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Food Waste Reduction Project

A Horizon 2020 project has been launched with the aim of helping to cut food waste across Europe by 30% by 2025.  The venture is co-ordinated by Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek in the Netherlands and has 26 partners from 12 European countries, including the UK, France, Germany and Italy, as well as non-EU consortium members from China and Kenya. You can read more about it here.  

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BBSRC food security event

To coincide with the launch of its programme on the resilience of the UK food system, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is holding an event to bring together researchers in relevant fields.

Food Security Fund - £14 million

The themes for the Global Food Security programme were announced on 29 May. They are:

  1. Enhancing productivity;
  2. Resilience and sustainability of agricultural landscapes;
  3. Increasing resilience of international supply chains; and
  4. Influencing food choice for health, sustainability and resilience at the individual and household level.

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12th PASCAL conference - Connecting Cities and Universities at Strategic Frontiers, 7-9 October 2015

The deadline for Abstracts for the 12th PASCAL conference is 18th May 2015. The conference will be hosted by one of Italy’s leading institutions, the University of Catania, in the beautiful island of Sicily. The theme of the conference concerns how cities and their regions are connected to their universities at strategic frontiers. These include knowledge and political frontiers, and each is linked to global challenges that include employment, migration, health, food security, culture and climate change.

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Food Hubs for Regional Food Systems

The Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University is working with community leaders in developing a food hub connecting small farms with regional markets. 

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