Media coverage archive 2006-2011
STEPS Centre media coverage 2006-2011
- Gates Tells G20 Innovation is the Key to Development, SciDev.net, 4 Nov 2011, STEPS member Adrian Ely comments
- A new colonial carve up? Ian Scoones quoted in Geographcial Magazine, 1 August 2011
- When knowledge is uncertain, experts should avoid pressures to simplify their advice, according to an article in Nature by STEPS co-director Andy Stirling.
Nature: Keep it complex (subscription required)
SciDev.Net: Science advisers must open up about complexities
- Letter: No definitive answers in the nuclear debate, Andy Stirling, The Guardian, 6 April 2011
- Resources and resourcefulness in Delhi, The Guardian, 22 March 2011 – covers the “Water and Justice” film
- Food security: Other roads, other voices (pdf 12MB) STEPS Centre members are interviewed on alternative pathways in agriculture in a special supplement on Food Security in the Financial Times, 19 October 2010 (pages 36-37).
- Agricultural research is vital: Guardian letterInternational agricultural research is crucial to poverty reduction, according to a letter published in The Guardian on 23 September, signed by a group including Ian Scoones and John Thompson, STEPS Centre members, and Lawrence Haddad, IDS Director.
The Guardian: DfID must not ignore international agricultural research
Response from Andrew Mitchell MP: DfID is not ‘ignoring’ agricultural research but leading the way
- Groundwater depletion could be disastrous (in Hindi), Amar Ujala, India, 14 March 2010. Mentions STEPS Centre research on water in peri-urban areas in India.
- GM Regulations and Farmers’ Needs (pdf), Science Africa, November – December 2010. Focus on a biosafety workshop with stakeholders from Kenya and the Philippines.
- Other roads, other voices – STEPS Centre members interviewed on science & technology in agriculture in Food Security supplement (p.36-37), Financial Times, 19 October 2010.
- Manifesto calls for re-think on how we tackle poverty, The Guardian, 16 June 2010
- STEPS water and sanitation research featured in an article entitled Water Flows, in the Spring 2010 edition of Society Now
- Erik Millstone is interviewed on food security in piece entitled Social Studies in the Sunday Times supplement, Environment, Sustainability and the Food Supply Challenge. 18 April 2010
- GM crops: still not a panacea for poor farmers – in SciDev.net and The New Nation (Bangladesh) February 2010
- Climate change and you Video of Melissa Leach talking about climate change and development ahead of COP15
- Climate change and you Featuring STEPS water and sanitation research
- Food Sustainability: Modified opinions Erik Millstone’s comments at a Royal Society of Chemistry debate reported in The Guardian’s leader column, 4 Dec 2009
- Africa’s biotechnology battle Book review by Ian Scoones & Dominic Glover, Nature, 13 August 2009
- The lessons of swine flu Comment piece by Ian Scoones in the Guardian, 10 May 2009
- Epidemics for all? Governing Health in a Global Age STEPS work featured in Eldis Health reporter, 10 March 2009
- How inclusive is knowledge? The Hindu covers the STEPS Knowledge Society debates, 11 January 2009
Knowledge Society Debates today Deccan Herald, 9 January 2009
- Knowledge Society debate comes to town The Times of India. 3 January 2009
- Know can do Time Out Bangalore covers the Knowledge Society debates, 26 December 2009
- Lessons of Zimbabwe Mahmood Mamdani writes about Ian Scoones’ IDS and PLAAS project on land reform in the London Review of Books. 4 December 2008
- Zimbabwe: Agriculture still key to recovery Ian Scoones quoted in Financial Gazette, Zimbabwe, 6 December 2008
- New book launched for Bamako 2008: Melissa Leach and Ian Scoones have written a piece for Global Forum Update on Research for Health Volume 5, entitled Health dynamics, innovation and the slow race to make technology work for the poor. The book will launched at the Global Ministerial Forum on Research for Health in Bamako, Mali, 17-19 November 2008
- Safety is just the start if we want good regulation Adrian Ely writes for “Food Ethics”, the magazine of the Food Ethics Council, on the regulation of genetically modified foods.
- Digging for Hope in Land Reform Ian Scoones talks to Inter Press Service, Johannesburg, about land reform in Zimbabwe
- Risking regulatory capture at the UK’s Food Standards Agency? (pdf 144kb) Erik Millstone writes for The Lancet, with Tim Lang
- Lunch with The Lancet (56kb) Melissa Leach, director of the STEPS Centre, in conversation with the Lancet’s Priya Shetty.
Vol 371, 21 June 2008
- Melissa Leach writes on haemorrhagic fevers for Wellcome History (pdf 70kb) May 2008
- Building genuine pathways to a more secure future
Melissa Leach writes for the ESRC’s The Edge magazine, Spring 2008, Issue 27
- Water, the ethics of efficiency Lyla Mehta writes for Food Ethics magazine about whether our food is too thirsty. Spring 2008 (pdf 2MB)
- Hard to Swallow Melissa Leach talks to New Scientist about her work on vaccine anxeties
- New Agriculturist: Farmer First Revisited Podcast
- New Agriculturist: Programme for African radio stations (Farmer First Revisited is fourth item)
- Can science sustain our world? BBC Radio 4’s Material World asks STEPS co-director Andy Stirling and three other scientists about the role of science in sustaining and preserving Earth (3.01.08).
- Accomodating dissent Melissa Leach writes for Nature on vaccination
- Vaccination dissent – Nature podcast with Melissa Leach talks about vaccination dissent on the Nature podcast
- Lagging behind Linda Waldman writes for the Guardian on the House of Lords asbestos-related disease ruling
- Gerry Bloom interviewed in Real Health News about his work in China (pdf 1,380kb)
- Foot & mouth Erik Millstone writes for the Guardian
- Biotechnology crops and small farmers Erik Millstone talks to CNN’s Principal Voices
- The STEPS Centre’s approach to development Melissa Leach talks to the Guardian Weekly. Download the podcast (MP3 28.7MB)
- Village Voice The Guardian interviews Melissa Leach about putting local knowledge first, her passion for anthropology and the STEPS Centre.
- Path-finder Andy Stirling, co-director of the STEPS Centre, interviewed in The Engineer magazine
- Steps towards better development Mark Tran writes about the launch of the STEPS Centre on Education Guardian online
- Science & development centre launched ResearchResearch
- Making big ideas possible Ian Scoones talks to CNN.com’s Principal Voices about grassroots technology
- Making Technology Work for the Poor Melissa Leach speaks to the Guardian
- First class news The Guardian covers STEPS PhD courses
- Rattling the food chain STEPS member Erik Millstone interviewed about taking on the agri-food industry
Coverage from Towards a Green Revolution in Africa conference, Salzburg, April 08
Coverage from Veterinary Science, Transboundary Animal Disease and Market Access workshop, Pretoria, South Africa, April 08
- IRIN, Africa: Beefing up for a Revolution
- The Herald, Zimbabwe: Beef Industry Under the Spotlight
- New Era, Namibia: VCF Hampers Market Access
- Sunday News, Zimbabwe: Commodity trade to improve beef exports
- Sunday News Zimbabwe: African farmers missing out on global boom
- Landbou Weekblad, South Africa: Afrika uit vleisrevolusie geboelie?
- Landbou Weekblad, South Africa: Oorgrens dieresiektes bekyk
- New Agriculturist, UK: ‘My Perspective’ by Dr Babagana Ahmadu
- Developments magazine, UK: What’s the Beef?
- Veterinary Times, UK: Taking Steps to Fairer Trade page 1 / page 2 / page 3
- Reuters Alertnet
- Plus coverage in The Citizen, South Africa; Farmer’s Weekly, South Africa; Financial Mail, South Africa