Theme 1: Poverty reduction and food security: impacts of GM crops

Go straight to the list of documents Overview Research in this section asks: what have been the impacts of GM crops on poverty and food security? Studies include broad international overviews to particular case studies from India and China. The emphasis across this work is on the social and economic differentiation of impacts on diverse…

Reconsideración de la normativa: las semillas y las drogas en China y Argentina

En inglés Pagina en español (pdf 98kb) Reconsideración de la normativa El proyecto compara la normativa de dos tecnologías – las semillas de algodón y los antibióticos transgénicos – con el modo en que las comunidades más pobres del medio rural de Argentina y China experimentan con estas tecnologías. Utilizaremos los hallazgos de estos estudios…

Backgrounder: Veterinary Science, Transboundary Animal Diseases and Markets

Contexts Contexts for southern Africa’s livestock production systems are fast changing. A wider group of producers, including smallholders, are demanding access to markets and the privileged position of large scale ranching is being questioned. Subsidies have been slashed and development efforts have concentrated increasingly on broader-based growth objectives. At the same time, preferential trade agreements…

Backgrounder: Avian ‘flu: the politics and policy processes of a global response

Framing policy: the case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) The central focus of this project is an analysis of policy framings and the way different actors, networks and interests coalesce around these. The project asks what are the dominant framings of the problem – and what responses do these result in? Through an assessment…

“Seminar” special issue: Knowledge Society

The STEPS Centre held events in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi from 5-13 January 2009 to discuss the Knowledge Society. “Seminar” special issue The Indian journal Seminar devoted a special issue to the issues discussed at the Knowledge Society Debates. Links to individual articles in the issue: THE PROBLEM Posed by Shiv Visvanathan, social science nomad…

Media Centre

World-class scientists from the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium are available for interview and to comment on the science of emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases, the poverty impacts of these diseases and the implications for policy making. Blogs and media coverage Below is a selection of our blogs and media coverage: For blogs and…

STEPS AND SEG AT COP17

Rob Byrne, convenor of the new STEPS Centre energy and climate change domain, together with Jose Opazo, a doctoral researcher from the Sussex Energy Group, will be at the latest round of global climate talks, COP17 in Durban, to discuss pathways to sustainable energy in developing countries.Rob will speak at a side event on Wednesday December 7 co-organised with the Energy…

STEPS SUMMER SCHOOL: MAY 2012

An event at the STEPS Centre We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be holding a two-week Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability next May. An international group of leading researchers will run interactive sessions drawing on their work into the interactions of social, technological and environmental systems. The Summer School is aimed at a selected…

Globelics ’11: Lessons from India’s experience of innovation politics shared at Globelics

Report on STEPS UK-India collaborations at the 9th Globelics Conference, 17th November 2011(supported by UKIERI), by Adrian Ely Perspectives from India were amongst those shared in an international panel on ‘Innovation for Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development’ at the 9th Globelics Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 17th November 2011. The paper that fed into…

NEW PAPER: LESSONS FROM LATIN AMERICA

A new STEPS Centre paper, by Elisa Arond, Iokiñe Rodríguez, Valeria Arza, Francisco Herrera and Myriam Sánchez, investigates the challenges of linking science, technology and innovation to social needs, in the context of Latin America. Innovation, Sustainability, Development and Social Inclusion: Lessons from Latin America is one of a series of working papers relating regional…