The Research Team

The project brought together a team of sociologists, geographers, environmental and economic engineering scientists from University of Strathclyde, Federal University of Goiás and State University of Goiás who have been working together for up to three years.

The team are:

  • Paul Stewart (UK lead), Department of Human Resource Management, University of Strathclyde
  • Brian Garvey, Department of Human Resource Management, University of Strathclyde
  • Elsa João, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde
  • Paul Tuohy, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde
  • Catalina Silva-Plata, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde
  • Marcelo Mendonça, Adriano Rodriques Oliveira, Crispin Santos, Leonardo Costa Alves, Institute of Socio-Environmental Studies, Federal University of Goiás
  • Ricardo J Assis F. Gonçalves, Department of Geography, State University of Goiás
  • Edevaldo Aparecido Souza, Department of Geography, State University of Goiás, Brazil
  • Alessia Mazzu, Paul Sheridan, Alexander Shearer, Lewis Breen, Candice de Bartolo, University of Strathclyde

An accompanying film was made with Common Weal involving Cristina Ertze and Ian Dodds. A further Knowledge Exchange grant from the University of Strathclyde facilitated the involvement of other scientists and social organisations engaged in food and energy production. These included: Sandra Cruz from Superior School of Agriculture (ESALQ) São Paulo, the researcher Anne Winther, Michael Shaw from the Findhorn Foundation, Scotland, Arnaldo Silva Walter of the Engineering Department at UNICAMP, Bob van Luijk of Dutch trade union federation, FNV Modiaal, Aparecido Bispo and Alcimir Carmo of the Federation of Salaried Rural Workers, São Paulo.