Dr. Luke Owen
(Senior Research Associate, CAWR) participated in a recent Newton Fund ‘Researcher Links’ workshop between 29th May – 1st June, held at the ‘University Center for the Development of the Upper Itajaí Valley (UNIDAVI) in Rio do Sul, Southern Brazil.
The workshop was titled ‘A pathway to global sustainability: the role of local food supply logistics in global sustainability’ and brought together over twenty academics from British and Brazilian
Discussions focused on the key challenges and opportunities faced by Small-Medium Enterprises and family farms in Brazil. Luke is now exploring further collaboration opportunities in this network, with a particular focus on Short Food Supply Chains and agroecological food and farming systems.