Michael Winter, Wed. March 28, 12:30pm: “Sustainable Intensification in Policy and Practice: The UK Story”

Sustainable Intensification in Policy and Practice: The UK Story

Farm photo by Toby Speight.

Speaker: CSFS visiting scholar Michael Winter, Professor of Land Economy and Society, University of Exeter

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 12:30 p.m.

Location: Liu Multipurpose Room

About Dr. Michael Winter:

Michael is a rural policy specialist and social scientist with particular interests in applying inter-disciplinary approaches to policy-relevant research and in direct engagement in the policy process.  His current research focuses on the governance of sustainable agro-food systems and food security; the historical and contemporary sociology of west country agriculture; & farmer environmental attitudes and decision-making, particularly in the context of diffuse pollution and water quality. He leads Project 2 of Defra’s Sustainable Intensification Research Platform.

He chairs the UNESCO North Devon Biosphere Partnership and the Stakeholder Group for the Avon Demonstration Test Catchment. He is a board member of Natural England and a member of the governing board of Rothamsted Research.