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‘Pathways’ Network: Transformative pathways to sustainability

The PATHWAYS Network carries out comparative research in six countries to explore how to work with local people on social transformations in the context of environmental change. We are conducting ‘Transformation Labs’ (T-Labs) with diverse groups in each country to address a specific socio-ecological problem. We aim to provoke change, test methods, learn from each…

Opening Up Natural Resource-Based Industries for Innovation: Exploring New Pathways for Development in Latin America

Description: Natural Resource industries, such as agriculture and mining, are generally considered to make little contribution to development objectives due in part to the diffusion within these industries of practices and technologies that generate economic, social and environmental problems (e.g. commodity dependency, social inequality, environmental degradation) and are unsustainable in the long-term. This research project studies…

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Rethinking Regulation: seeds and drugs in China and Argentina

This project compared the regulation of two technologies – transgenic cotton seeds and antibiotics – with the way those technologies are experienced amongst poorer communities in rural Argentina and rural China.