Developing Farmer-To-Farmer Agro Ecological Learning And Training Models: A Place-Based Perspective Within The Uk

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Cardiff School of Planning and Geography


Transitions to sustainable food systems require radical rethinking of agricultural research and training. Current top-down approaches to knowledge transfer - scientist to farmer - are inadequate to social,
economic and environmental challenges facing the sector. Grassroots sustainability movements are setting a new agenda for farmer-led agricultural learning, inspired partly by farmer-to-farmer models developed beyond Europe. However, such projects remain disconnected and peripheral to mainstream provision. The purpose of this research is to investigate how farmer-to-farmer learning models are shaped by place-based factors in order to inform coproduction of new models within the UK context and support shifts towards agroecological practice.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2273925 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2019 30/09/2023 Alice Lida Taherzadeh