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Innovations in farm system management and smart use of natural capital underlie the bulk of recent agricultural productivity growth. Coordinated research on total factor productivity (TFP) can show us how to ‘do more with less’ in agriculture, enhancing the sustainability and resilience of farming systems.   Read full post

Event

April 15, 2019

The participants will bring their own cases in the form of posters to the summer school in Berlin, where the cases will react in structured discussions and exercises with the theories and methods offered by international lecturers of STS, political ecology and transdisciplinary research.

Event

April 14, 2019

Agriculture and food systems urgently need to change to meet the SDGs by 2030. A series of webinars explores how policies can drive this change. Eminent policy makers from across the globe discuss potentials and challenges with authors of a recent policy article published in the renowned journal Nature Sustainability.

News

April 14, 2019

A team of international experts, including GLP Member Verena Seufert from the VU, explains that organic farming is an important part of the solution for changing the current agricultural and food system.

News

April 14, 2019

News on forest cover change in Latin America typically refer to the dramatic deforestation in the Amazon or the Chaco. However, many regions in the world are experiencing the opposite pattern of forest expansion due to agriculture abandonment or disintensification. Two new analyses led by the Instituto de Ecología Regional (IER, CONICET–UNT) of Argentina and the department of Biology of the University of Puerto Rico, document these trends in Latin America. Nodal Office Coordinator Ricardo Grau was a co-author on both.

Jobs

April 14, 2019

To advance the validation and continuous improvement of land-use datasets using cutting-edge methodologies in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment, we offer an exciting three-year doctoral researcher position at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).

Jobs

April 14, 2019

To model and analyse recent land-use dynamics using cutting-edge methodologies in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment, we offer an exciting three-year postdoctoral researcher position at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).

Jobs

April 14, 2019

Idaho State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join a transdisciplinary team to conduct social science research on sagebrush and trout systems in the western U.S.

Jobs

April 13, 2019

The Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainable Development (CSTM), University of Twente (UT) and the 4TU.Federation strategic program on ‘Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering’ (DeSIRE), the Netherlands, invite applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Governing Resilience of integrated RURBAN areas.

Jobs

April 13, 2019

The Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainable Development (CSTM), University of Twente (UT), the Netherlands, invite applications for an Assistant Professor position in Complexity Science for Sustainable Development. The Assistant Professor will be embedded within the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) and will be part of the BMS RESILIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM.