Sustainable Agriculture Research Cluster
|University of Otago
|Total Contract Value
|Professor Hugh Campbell, Tom Brooking
|Professor Henrik Moller, Dr. Julia Haggerty
The Division of Humanities provides funding for clusters of research to support ongoing activities that might otherwise not receive departmental funding and support. The Sustainable Agriculture Cluster originally formed around a post-doctoral fellowship awarded to Dr. Julia Haggerty. The fellowship was fully funded by the Division of Humanities for three years to anchor research efforts in particular cluster areas.
At that time, the cluster brought together social scientific research on sustainable agriculture at CSAFE with the environmental history work of Tom Brooking. Julia used this funding to establish research activities in Southland (whitebaiting and pastoral farming) and to establish the Sustainable Agriculture Cluster seminar series (which still runs today).