Knowledge for better food systems

Funded PhD: De-commodifying agriculture, Coventry University, UK

31 Jul 2019

Coventry University is advertising a funded PhD studentship on the topic “De-commodifying agriculture – a critical hindsight and foresight analysis of one of the world’s oldest CSAs”.

The research will use a mixed-methods approach to study the Community Supported Agriculture Farm Temple Wilton in New Hampshire, United States. The research questions will be:

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of Temple Wilton?
  • How have they developed and what detailed lessons can be learned from a 30-year long term perspective?
  • How does Temple Wilton compare with other CSAs and community led businesses in the world?
  • How can the practical and theoretical lessons learned shape the trajectory of Temple Wilton and, particularly interesting, other community led businesses and the wider de-commodification and transition to a post-capitalist global economy?

Read more here. The deadline is 31 July 2019.