Agriculture in the Amazon
13 July 2017
Multidisciplinary workshop on agriculture, modernisation, food insecurity and uneven development focuses on the Amazon Region.
An international workshop, hosted by the School of Geography and Planning has created vibrant partnerships between academics and non-academics working on the interface between agriculture modernisation, food insecurity and uneven development. The workshop, held in Cardiff University from 10 to 12 July, was open to academics, graduate students, journalists, policy-makers and activists with an interest in agriculture modernisation, food insecurity, agricultural frontiers and uneven development themes particularly in the context of the Amazon and Latin America. Guests and key participants gave short presentations to set the scene on their current work and to engage with colleagues on areas for future collaboration.
One of the organisers of the workshop, Dr Antonio Ioris from the School of Geography and Planning said: “It was really exciting to see the level of interest and engagement in this first international workshop focussed on agricultural challenges. As a School we pride ourselves on being able to work with many different disciplines to critically examine the challenge we are facing in society today.
“By engaging with our colleagues around the world we hope that we can apply this critical thinking and practical knowledge in helping to address some of the issues being faced in agriculture today.”
Following the workshop discussions on emerging academic and non-academic areas for possible collaboration will be ongoing. Opportunities and strategies for joint working will include multidisciplinary research, teaching, publications, and opportunities for mobilisation of people and knowledge.