Response to DEFRA Consultation on ‘The regulation of genetic technologies’

by Adrian Ely, Erik Millstone, Dominic Glover, Alice Livingston Ortolani, Andy Stirling, Sung Kyu Kim, Michael Hopkins, David Eggleton, Ruth Segal, Katerina Psikaridou and Divya Sharma Response to the Defra consultation on the regulation of genetic technologies, submitted in March 2021. Download (PDF)

Future pathways for genome editing in agriculture: public policies, public debates, public goods

This policy briefing was published by the GEAP3 Policy Hub Download this briefing  Genome editing belongs to a category of cutting-edge modern technologies that have assumed a totemic importance for some politicians and policy advisors as, urged on by futurologists and business executives, they contemplate the emerging disruptions of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ (4IR). Other technologies…

The Green Revolution and Poverty in Northern Tamil Nadu: a Brief Synthesis of Village-Level Research in the Last Half-Century

In this paper, a corpus of research is revisited to reinterpret how poverty in Northern Tamil Nadu was theorised and analysed, and to synthesise and compare the findings. The extensive scope of poverty concepts and processes studied over the decades constitutes the appendix.

Genome editing in agriculture: regulation in the United Kingdom after Brexit

This policy briefing was published by the GEAP3 Policy Hub Download this briefing Genome editing, also known as gene editing, is a technique of genetic engineering that involves the alteration of an organism’s genetic structure by adding, deleting, changing or replacing individual nucleotides or sequences of DNA. Genome editing techniques, especially a tool known as CRISPR,1…

Genome editing: the politics of regulation in the European Union

This policy briefing was published by the GEAP3 Policy Hub Download this briefing Genome editing, also known as gene editing, is a technique of genetic engineering that involves the alteration of an organism’s genetic structure by adding, deleting, changing or replacing individual nucleotides or sequences of DNA.¹ Genome editing includes several different methods and tools, which…

Genome editing in agriculture: issues for policy and regulation

This policy briefing was published by the GEAP3 Policy Hub Download this briefing Genome editing, also known as gene editing, is a technique of genetic engineering that involves the alteration of an organism’s genetic structure by adding, deleting, changing or replacing individual nucleotides or sequences of DNA. Genome editing includes several different methods and tools,…

Water for Food Security, Nutrition and Social Justice

by Lyla Mehta, Theib Oweis, Claudia Ringler, Barbara Schreiner and Shiney Varghese Pathways to Sustainability Series £29.99 (paperback) Routledge, 2019 Buy this book About the book This book is the first comprehensive effort to bring together Water, Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) in a way that goes beyond the traditional focus on irrigated agriculture. Apart…

Golden Rice and technology adoption theory: A study of seed choice dynamics among rice growers in the Philippines

We draw upon and contribute to a wider literature on what drives farmers’ seed selection practices. Seed choice has been a frequent case in the elaboration of technology adoption theory. We apply a recently proposed tripartite model of learning, and present new survey data to shed light on the dynamics of seed choice and variety replacement rates among rice farmers in two sites in Nueva Ecija, Luzon, the Philippines. We compare our findings with previous research on the seed choices of Indian cotton and rice farmers in Warangal, Telangana, India.

Agricultural policy-making in Kenya: why must smallholder farmers’ agency be made central?

Policy Brief, Relational Pathways project Smallholder farming in Kenya is key to the country’s food security and economy. Small farms account for 75% of the total agricultural output. Yet smallholder farmers’ agency has been largely neglected in the five decades of post-colonial agricultural policy-making in Kenya. The same policies have attempted to heavily restructure smallholder…

The Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Power, Politics and Justice

Published by Routledge, April 2019 Paperback: £29.99 GBP Pathways to Sustainability book series Order this book Download a chapter Download the Accepted Manuscript (AM) of a chapter of the book. This document is Open Access and can be downloaded for free. Chapter 4: The Knowledge Nexus and Transdisciplinarity Download (PDF) Events The book was launched…