William Moseley’s event: ‘Re-imagining African Agricultural Development: Potential Pathways for the Future’ (16 December 2021)

William Moseley’s event: ‘Re-imagining African Agricultural Development: Potential Pathways for the Future’ 16 December 2021 (15:00 – 17:30, CET) Underdevelopment in the South is not new. The colonial powers actively underdeveloped Africa by introducing cash crops for European markets, often using head taxes to create a need for commercial agriculture to make money. This has undermined local food production, reduced the storage of surplus grain, degraded soils, and reinforced the self-exploitation of household labor.

2021-12-01T11:03:42+01:0030 November 2021|

Ederson Jesus’ event: ‘Advances in Biological Nitrogen Fixation and Microbial Technologies for Tropical Plants’ (1st December 2021)

Ederson Jesus’ event: ‘Advances in Biological Nitrogen Fixation and Microbial Technologies for Tropical Plants’ 1st December 2021 (14:00 – 17:00, CET) The search for a more sustainable agriculture is leading to a growing demand for microbial-based technologies. In parallel, the recent advances in the study of microbiomes are revealing the complexity of the role of microorganisms. Among these, are nitrogen-fixing bacteria, which are able to associate beneficially with crops that are critical for human

2021-11-30T10:10:12+01:0023 November 2021|

Gaukhar Konuspayeva’s event: ‘The Rise of Camel Milk Marketing in the Mediterranean Basin: Business Opportunities and Sustainable Development Pathways’ (15-16 November 2021)

Gaukhar Konuspayeva’s event: ‘The Rise of Camel Milk Marketing in the Mediterranean Basin: Business Opportunities and Sustainable Development Pathways’ 15-16 November 2021 Organised jointly by MAK’IT, Montpellier University of Excellence (MUSE)’s ‘Food & Health’ Key Initiative and the joint research units ‘Mediterranean and Tropical Livestock Systems’ (SELMET) and ‘Montpellier Interdisciplinary Center on Sustainable Food Systems’ (MOISA), this international symposium aims to analyse and support the emergence of the camel milk sector around the Mediterranean

2021-11-23T10:22:05+01:0021 October 2021|

Roel Plant’s event: ‘Landscape(s) in the Anthropocene: renewed potential for progressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals?’ (8-9 November 2021)

Roel Plant’s event: ‘Landscape(s) in the Anthropocene: renewed potential for progressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals?’ 8-9 November 2021 The aim of this international online symposium is to revisit the notion of ‘LANDSCAPE’ and investigate how it might be applicable, relevant and significant to engage and interact with our LANDSCAPES in times of the ANTHROPOCENE. Part 1 of this event will showcase concrete LANDSCAPE examples – ‘Stories from the Ground’ – organised around three

2021-11-04T11:09:36+01:0020 October 2021|

Myrtille Lacoste’s event: ‘Farmer-centric On-Farm Experimentation: Digital tools for a Scalable Transformative Pathway’ (13-15 October 2021)

Farmer-centric On-Farm Experimentation: Digital tools for a Scalable Transformative Pathway 13-15 October 2021 Can we innovate differently in agriculture, by bringing together practitioners and researchers? Farmer-centric On-Farm Experimentation (OFE) is gaining interest worldwide as a practical mechanism to bridge formal and informal knowledge by embedding research into real-world farm management. A particularly promising avenue for OFE is the use of digital technologies to document and support agroecological transition while paving the way for transformational

2021-09-13T10:08:40+02:0013 September 2021|

Launch of the 2022 call for applications ‘VISITING SCIENTISTS’ (new version)

The Montpellier Advanced Knowledge Institute on Transitions (MAK'IT) is relaunching its call for applications ‘VISITING SCIENTISTS’ with new features, including a larger co-funding contribution from MAK’IT and slightly revised hosting conditions. The hosting programme is dedicated to senior researchers from abroad, whose research project is related, in a transversal and innovative way, to the action areas of MAK’IT – agriculture & food, environment, health – and contributes to its mission to analyse, accompany and accelerate transitions towards sustainable development.

2021-09-13T10:05:46+02:002 September 2021|

Prisca Mugabe’s event: ‘To what extent does the COVID-19 crisis invite reconsideration of the implementation of development projects as rural Commons?’ (22 June 2021)

Tuesday 22 June, 10:00 – 11:30 (CEST) The Covid 19 pandemic has affected society in the most profound and grave way across all facets of society. Rural communities have been affected in many different ways, including in the implementation of ongoing development projects. The lockdown has considerably reduced the exchanges between beneficiaries and project members. The functioning and the good use of the infrastructures provided by the projects then relied mainly on the self-organisation capacities of the local populations. While

2021-06-09T16:09:57+02:009 June 2021|

2021 Call for applications: ‘Constructive Advanced Thinking’ (CAT)

Together with 9 other European Institutes for Advanced Study (IAS), MAK’IT is launching for the third year in a row the call for applications ‘Constructive Advanced Thinking’ (CAT). Open until September 1st, 2021, it is directed to small international teams of young researchers involved in innovative research projects aiming at understanding and addressing emergent societal challenges. The groups will be hosted for short stays in different participating IAS for a maximum total period of 3 years (2022-2024) and will benefit

2021-06-07T14:59:37+02:007 June 2021|

Gabriela Litre’s event: ‘Accelerating sustainable transformations: what role for socio-environmental observatories in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals?’ (21 June 2021)

Monday 21 June, 14:30 – 16:30 (CEST) A transdisciplinary dialogue on impactful science What do scientists working with knowledge platforms and observatories truly think about the impact of their own work? There is a growing consensus among research practice, funding agencies and global science organisations that knowledge aimed at addressing urgent sustainability challenges, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is most effective when ‘co-produced’ transdisciplinary, by academics and non-academics. Most also agree that measuring the

2021-06-04T15:55:42+02:004 June 2021|

Julio Amador’s event: ‘Computational approaches to combat misinformation in times of the pandemic’ (16 June 2021)

16  June 2021 - 15:00 - 16:30 (CEST) Julio Amador, MAK’IT 2020-2021 Fellow, is pleased to invite you to the roundtable:  'Computational approaches to combat misinformation in times of the pandemic' This roundtable will discuss different computational approaches to combat misinformation during the pandemic. The aim is to provide a broad, informal view of how different efforts came to tackle the problem of misinformation and fact-checking during the pandemic, share experiences, and connect different efforts around the

2021-06-04T16:21:46+02:004 June 2021|
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