The Bio-Economy Research Chair aims to improve understanding of approaches within the bio-economy that facilitate poverty reduction in a manner that is socially just and environmentally sustainable, and to stimulate a community of practice with regard to these approaches. The focus is on building a critical mass of intellectual capacity, enabling human capital development and in particular a new cohort of skilled postgraduate students, and informing policy and public debate in this rapidly evolving but under-developed field. The Chair has a strong focus on engagement with communities, indigenous knowledge holders, and policy-makers, embedding within it a practice of engaged scholarship and social responsiveness.
Where does southern Africa stand in terms of research agendas, training programmes and tertiary curricula which support agro-ecology, food sovereignty and farmer-led seed and knowledge systems? The second in a series of seminars hosted by the Seed and Kno... Read More
In her recently completed Masters project, Amy Murray conducted a socio-ecological analysis of environmental change over the past 100 years in the Kannaland Municipality of the Klein Karoo. In this st... Read More
The European Union has granted €2,66 million for ‘Creating and enhancing trustworthy, responsible and equitable partnerships in international research’ (TRUST). The aim of the three-year project is to counteract the practice of ‘... Read More