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Research Interests

Agroecology; Food Supply Chains; Food Security and Sovereignty; Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Biography

Carla Sarrouy Kay graduated from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) with a degree in Corporate Communication, which included an Erasmus exchange year in Bordeaux (France). After teaching English for a year in a private school in Istanbul (Turkey), Carla completed a two-year MSc in Environmental Sciences and Management at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). She was awarded the Bourdeau Prize for the best Master’s thesis of the department in the academic year 2009/2010. This project included a nine week internship based in Dakar (Senegal).

Between 2011 and 2015, Carla was a Senior Research Technician in Rob Lillywhite’s group at the University of Warwick (UK). She worked on food security, sustainable agriculture and life cycle assessments (LCA), i.e. looking at the environmental impact of food from farm to fork, to highlight the hotspots where improvements are needed to make our food systems more sustainable.

In May 2015, Carla joined CAWR and now works on FoodMetres, an EU-project that looks at how to feed big cities in the future, and on the Coventry Food Justice Network, a collaborative project that aims to support local initiatives that are addressing food justice issues in the city.

Area of Expertise:

West Africa (Senegal and The Gambia) and Western Europe (esp. UK).

Vision Statement

My principal interest is the study of food security and food sovereignty in developing and developed countries. I explore ways to fight undernourishment and environmental degradation by working directly with local communities, supporting grassroots initiatives and facilitating dialogue between stakeholders. My hope is that by working together, by valuing the knowledge and experience of local people (especially women, who are essential in food systems but vastly unheard), we will move one step further towards gender equity and sustainable food systems.

Keywords

  • S Agriculture (General)
  • Agroecology
  • Feminist Political Ecology
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • Climate Change
  • GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
  • HM Sociology
  • Gender
  • Majority World

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Research Output 2016 2017

  • 5 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 1 Other report
  • 1 Article
5 Citations (Scopus)
82 Downloads (Pure)

Sustainability impact assessments of different urban short food supply chains: Examples from London, UK

Schmutz, U., Kneafsey, M., Sarrouy Kay, C., Doernberg, A. & Zasada, I., 11 Nov 2017, In : Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 33, 6, p. 518-529 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Food Chain
Food Supply
food supply chain
Gardening
gardening
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