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Voices on Policy & Science

Three of the key participants at the workshop “Policy & Science: Who defines the problem?” where interviewed by Prof Gerry Stoker. Please take a few minutes and listen to their thoughts. ——————————————————— RT Hon John Denham MP, United Kingdom ——————————————————— Professor Martina Padmanabhan, Germany —————————- Dr. Mihir Shah, India

Policy & Science: Who defines the problem?

By Samantha Dobbie, PGR Student, Institute for Complex Systems Simulation (ICSS), Centre for Environmental Sciences (CES) Researchers of Southampton University projects and policy experts from around the world gathered in London last week to attend the workshop, Policy & Science: Who defines the problem? Susanna Thorp, Director of WRENmedia opened the workshop with a simple […]

Nutritious Food for All in a Changing World

“Nutritious Food for All in a Changing World” is the title of an article in Cell (Volume 157, Issue 7, 19 June 2014, Pages 1493, 1495) which presents ASSETS work as an important and new approach towards the fight against hunger. The author Susanne Brink refers to the paper “Achieving food and environmental security: new […]

ASSETS Management Team visiting Peru

The ASSETS management team meet in Peru from the 28th April to 3rd May 2014. Monday and Tuesday were filled with exciting and interesting meeting with policy makers, scientists and development experts in Lima. On Wednesday our researchers met with various officials in Pucallpa, the base of our peruvian partner organisation IIAP. The next day […]

What can agroforestry contribute to a more sustainable future?

Two weeks after attending the 3rd World Agroforestry Congress (10-13 February) in Delhi and I am still reflecting on the many interesting presentations I saw and the relevance of the topic to our ASSETS Project. The opening of the congress by the President of India and the presence of six ministers from the region indicate […]

Southampton students off to Malawi

A group of seven students from the University of Southampton took off to Malawi last week. They will work alongside with the national and international ASSETS researchers but are independently funded Masters and PhD students. We understand that such an interaction is of great benefit to the students themselves, as well as the colleagues in Malawi and […]

Video: ASSETS at World Water Day

On the occasion of the UN World Water Day Kate Schreckenberg presented the ASSETS project. Watch the video to learn all about the project!

ASSETS-PI talks about Global Food Security at the 1st TEDxSouthamptonUniversity

Professor Guy Poppy talked about Global Food Security at the 1st TEDxSouthamptonUniversity on March 17th 2013. How can 7 Billion people be fed in harmony with nature and in peaceful societies? Guy suggests approaches to move into the future. For those who could not be at the venue and also those who want to listen […]

“Science needs to be believable”

“Science needs to be believable”, stated Yvan Biot of DFID during his talk at “Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation & World Water Day 2013”, University of Southampton. The mix of speakers covered the very latest developments of ecosystem services activities nationally and internationally. A good discussion on how policy can apply this new field of research more […]

Meet the speakers II – World Water Day 2013

Two more days to go until our event “Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation & World Water Day 2013”. Meet more of our speakers and make sure to come along on the 22nd March 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (GMT). The venue is University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Building 44, Room 1041. Guy Poppy is […]

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