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February 2016

Contested Agronomy: whose agronomy counts?

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - February 25 @ 2:00 pm
Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road
Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Contested Agronomy: whose agronomy counts? is a conference about the battlefields in agricultural research, past and present. 23-25 February 2016 Institute of Development Studies Brighton, UK Conference website Download the programme Download the conference programme (PDF, 1MB) The programme contains full details of presentations in the plenary and parallel sessions. It also has the full text of abstracts submitted by participants for posters and conference papers. Conference themes Contributions have been invited on any aspect of the politics of knowledge…

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How can the ecological impact of the richest 1% be reduced at a time of extreme inequality?

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 221, Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road
Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Seminar with Dario Kenner 1.00-2.30 Friday 26 February 2016, IDS room 221 Recent research by Oxfam and French economists Thomas Piketty and Lucas Chancel indicates that the richest 1% of people in many countries, including the United Kingdom, have huge per capita carbon footprints compared to the rest of the population. The fact that richer people have a larger ecological impact is not that surprising. The question is what to do about it. Dario Kenner, who has recently published a…

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March 2016

One Health for the Real World: zoonoses, ecosystems and wellbeing

March 17 @ 9:00 am - March 18 @ 5:00 pm

This symposium, being held 17-18 March 2016 at the Zoological Society of London,  will bring together leading experts from different fields to discuss the topic 'Healthy ecosystems, healthy people'. Co-organised by the STEPS-led Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium and ZSL, in partnership with the Royal Society, it will: Present new interdisciplinary frameworks for a real-world One Health approach. Highlight evidence from field-based settings in Africa and beyond. Debate implications for policy and practice. Find out more at

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