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SEDRD Contributes to Smallholder Agriculture

SEDRD faculty member, Helen Hambly, will be in the Democratic Republic of Congo in early July to collaborate with College d'Alfred's project "Makala Renouvelable-DRC" which works local partners in Ibi-village to support smallholder agriculture and forestry for poverty reduction. DRC has one of the lowest Gross Domestic Project (GDP) per capita in the world, but has some of Africa's most extensive natural resources.

Dr. Helen Hambly to present paper at "Our Media" in Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Helen Hambly will present a paper entitled "Participatory and Citizen Approaches to Video-Mediated Communication for Social and Environmental Change in Rural and Northern Canada" to the practitioner's forum "Our Media" which leads the annual meeting of the International Association of Media and Communication Research held in Dublin, Ireland, June 23-29, 2013.

Post-Doc, Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury Presented Research to SSHRC Congress

SEDRD Post-Doc, Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury presented his work at the 2013 SSHRC Congress.  Social media, such as Facebook and Twitter are widely used for community engagement, but in a presentation to the Environmental Studies Association of Canada during the SSHRC Congress, June 3, 2013, in Victoria, BC, results from research SEDRD post-doc Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury suggest that social media for agri-food innovation in Ontario can be vastly improved.

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