Farming for Climate Justice

Welcome to Farming for Climate Justice


Farming for Climate JusticeTransforming Policy and Practice Towards Agroecological Transitions for Resilient and Just Food and Farming Systems in a Changing Climate — brings together a cohort of committed early career researchers (ECRs) from the UK and South Africa to build capacity and transform thinking and research practice for just food and farming systems. Together with a transdisciplinary team of experienced researchers from the Centre for Agroecology, Water & Resilience at Coventry University & the Bio-economy Research Chair at University of Cape Town (UCT) this collective will push at the boundaries, bringing the importance of participatory, collaborative and engaged research approaches to the fore.

Invitation to Early Career Researchers to participate in Farming for Climate Justice

Are you interested in building your network of peers and mentors on transdisciplinary and action research for climate justice?  We invite early career researchers (ECRs) from South Africa and the UK, from academia and civil society organisations, to join us and a cohort of 40 early career researchers for this 10-month process from May 2021 to March 2022. Together, we will:

  • Participate in a series of online workshops (a total of 16 hours over 6 mornings & evenings between May and July 2021)
  • Collaborate on the development of research proposals, and
  • Receive mentoring and engage in peer-to-peer-learning on project design and development.

Successful proposals by ECR collaborations will then:

  • Win Challenge Prize funding to undertake research activities (up to £10,000)
  • Receive mentoring for project implementation and reporting, and
  • Have an opportunity to participate in training on communicating research using different media (podcasting, brief writing, animation).

Applications for participation in Farming for Justice opens March 1st and closes April 11th 2021see criteria for ECR applicants here.