Interdisciplinary Writing and Capacity Building in Sustainable Food Systems Research: Developing the next generation of Brazilian ECRs

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Our programme aims to train early career researchers (ECRs) from Brazil in writing and publishing skills and to explore funding opportunities in sustainable food systems research. This is motivated by the underrepresentation of Brazilian scholars in areas such as food sustainability, food safety, food waste, economics and governance of food production and consumer behaviour. The 4-day workshop will take place in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, co-delivered by UK-based and Brazilian scholars. All ECRs will be allocated mentors who are editorial members of international journals and have extensive publishing and peer-reviewing experience. The programme is divided into four stages i) Pre-workshop preparation; ii) Physical workshop; iii) Post-workshop evaluation; iv) Virtual seminar. The workshop outcomes include improved writing skills and manuscript submissions by ECRs to reputable journals. Improved writing and publishing skills will lead to increased impact profile of ECRs in sustainable food systems research and opportunities to lead research projects.

Workshop Team: Dr Jan Mei Soon-Sinclair, University of Central Lancashire; Dr Diogo da Cunha, State University of Campinas; Professor Elke Stedefeldt, Federal University of Sao Paulo; Professor Manoj Dora, Anglia Ruskin University; Professor Lisa Jack, University of Portsmouth.

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