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Nathan Oxley - Impact Communications and Engagement Officer

Rural Futures; Resource Politics
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This project will explore how to bring about concrete and complementary social, technological and institutional change in ways that balance global demands, local realities, needs for greater social justice and respect for planetary boundaries.

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The STEPS Centre is an interdisciplinary global research and policy engagement hub, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. It aims to develop a new approach to understanding, action and communication on sustainability and development.

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The DFID funded Future Agricultures Consortium is an Africa-based alliance of research organisations seeking to provide timely, high-quality and independent information and advice to improve agricultural policy and practice in Africa.

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Making the Most of Peri-Urban Ecosystem Services

Policy and Practice Briefing (2018)

Ecosystem services are vital for peri-urban and urbanising areas, and the people who live within them. In contexts of rapid urbanisation, these services are under threat from redevelopment, pollution and overconsumption, and there are gaps in the policies and structures that should protect them. Despite these challenges, there are opportunities for local authorities and citizens to work together a More details

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Pathways to Sustainable Agriculture

This free book highlights some of the major findings that have emerged over the last decade of the STEPS Centre’s research on sustainable agriculture. More details

Thematic Expertise:
Agriculture; Science and Society.

Related Programmes and Centres:
Future Agricultures Consortium; STEPS.