November 12, 11h00 - 12h00
Opportunities for international, multidisciplinary collaborative research to focus on food systems research and development agriculture - Samarthia Thankappan
Samarthia Thankappan is a visiting academic from the University of York, United Kingdom, who is currently on her sabbatical at SAFS. She is being hosted by Bill Bellotti and Helen Ross.
The talk /discussion would centre around forging new links and exploring opportunities for international, multidisciplinary collaborative research to focus on food systems research and Development Agriculture that will integrate and add value to both UoY the UQ’s individual areas of strength in agricultural science, food science, public health, environmental science and the social sciences. Samarthia 's research interests are in the areas of i) Resilience of food systems ii) Governance of food systems iii) Food and Nutrition Security (iv) Gender in Agriculture v) Poverty and governance dimensions of social and environmental change vi) Climate Change and Smallholder Agriculture.
Details are at https://www.uq.edu.au/events/event_view.php?event_id=14679
Seminar is at 11h00 in S324 Hartley Teakle and via videoconference at Gatton 8117a-103
You can join via zoom at https://uqz.zoom.us/j/419600424
November 12, 12h30 - 13h30
What can we learn from the co-innovation process of the Roundel laying hen husbandry system in the Netherlands? - Severine van Bommel
This presentation analyses the co-innovation process of the Dutch sustainable laying hen husbandry system ‘the Roundel’. When studying such co-innovations, the tendency has been to look at them from the perspective of the (governmental) objectives and problem definitions that led to their emergence. Instead, this study starts from the practices and perspectives of societal actors who tried to achieve something including their relationships with their nonhuman environment (laying hens, technology, etc.). This shows how societal agents strove to solve problems and achieve innovation, how they went about accessing relevant expertise, how they experienced governmental organizations, and how their relationships with ‘happy’ hens influenced their quest to induce change. I conclude by reflecting on 1) how the co-innovation changed the relations between people as well as people and non-human actors; 2) what the consequences of this are in terms of resilience of agro systems.
Details at https://www.uq.edu.au/events/event_view.php?event_id=14657
Seminar is at 12h30 in Gatton 8117a-103 and via videoconference at S324 Hartley Teakle
You can join via zoom at https://uqz.zoom.us/j/971588488
December 3rd, 2019
The Value of Livestock to Smallholders in Timor-Leste