Thesis possibility on sustainable agri-food systems in Mexico

Within the project Cocina Colaboratorio, we are looking for 2 thesis students. Students must have a relevant educational background (e.g. students from MDR, MOA, or MID) and must speak Spanish or willing to learn this. Fieldwork is planned in February - April. Below is the Spanish description, if you are interested and willing to learn Spanish, … Continue reading Thesis possibility on sustainable agri-food systems in Mexico

Convivial conservation explained

Convivial conservation is one of the research project of SDC. Convivial (literally: ‘living with’) conservation offers a new and integrated approach to understanding and practicing environmental conservation. It is a Whole Earth vision that responds to the major ecological, social and political-economic challenges facing people and biodiversity in the 21st century. But what does this … Continue reading Convivial conservation explained

Internship opportunity for 1 or 2 students: Communication and fundraising to support independence in tourism for the Ju/’hoansi in Tsumkwe, Namibia

In the Nyae Nyae Conservancy, Namibia, the Ju/’hoansi have been involved as part of a larger historical Community-based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) programme for over 20 years. A crucial element of this programme has been the development of tourism to generate income. Two men have been long-standing tour guides in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy, namely … Continue reading Internship opportunity for 1 or 2 students: Communication and fundraising to support independence in tourism for the Ju/’hoansi in Tsumkwe, Namibia

Thesis vacancy: Local processes of production, mobilisation and consumption of food in rural Mexico.

Interested in critically analysing how local maize relate to the design and  implementation of ‘from-below’ agro-ecology and public food policy initiatives? SDC offerst thesis topics in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala with two "from-below" organizations around the following topics: Political processes of local seed protection and conservation (particularly native peasant maize)Systematization of small-farmers organizations’ experiences … Continue reading Thesis vacancy: Local processes of production, mobilisation and consumption of food in rural Mexico.