Briefings on the Maize project

A set of 7 briefings was produced as part of our project on Environmental Change and Maize Innovations in Kenya. The briefings cover the ideas, methods and results from the project, which looked at pathways in and out of maize for farmers and other actors in the maize industry in Kenya. For more publications from…

14 May: Tim Jackson – Where is the green economy?

In a live-streamed public lecture on 14 May at Sussex University entitled Where is the green economy? Prosperity, work and sustainability ‘after the crisis’, Tim Jackson talked about the challenges for a world hit by economic recession and ecological problems. This lecture was organised by the STEPS Centre as part of our Summer School on Pathways to…

“Green Grabs”: Appropriating nature

A special issue of the Journal of Peasant Studies, published in May 2012, explores the controversial issue of ‘green grabbing’ – the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends. The vigorous debate on ‘land grabbing’ already highlights instances where ‘green’ credentials are called upon to justify appropriations of land for food or fuel –…

STUDENT Q&A #3: “AN EXTREMELY ENJOYABLE AND FULFILLING YEAR”

We asked some of our recent students at the Institute of Development Studies to talk us through their experience of studying on the MA Science Society and Development. For the third of our interviews we’ve tracked down Benedict Dempsey who, since graduating from the postgraduate course, has published a report on the East Africa food…

Publications

February 2017 ‘Effects of climate change on the occurrence and distribution of livestock diseases‘ was published in Preventive Veterinary Medicine, authored by  Bernard B, Kiunga P, Gachohi , Sindato C, Mbotha D, Robinson T, Lindahl J, and Delia G. December 2016 ‘A multi-host agent-based model for a zoonotic, vector-borne disease. A case study on trypanosomiasis…

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WELCOME

The STEPS Centre is delighted to have been granted new ESRC funding, running until 2016, following our first five years of research. In this new phase we are launching eight exciting new research projects, a new domain – energy and climate change – and a new area of cross-cutting STEPS work, called methods and methodologies….