Student working on a research project.

Small-holder Farmers In The Global South

Small-holder farmers (those farming on less than four acres) in the Global South must adapt their daily living practices due to challenges they face from climate change and globalization. Although small-holder farmers produce 70% of food, they face the majority of food insecurity.

With this project - Planning for Regenerative, Equitable Food Systems in Urbanizing Global Environments (Plan-REFUGE) - we aim to understand how local governments can mitigate food inequities experienced by small-holder farmers in the Global South. This is a transdisciplinary project and we plan to work in multiple countries, starting in India. Data collected in the research will mandate site visits to farms in India and local government offices. Students will be required to work in professional settings and be detail oriented in data collection.

Students from a variety of disciplines are invited to apply to work on data collection as well as policy document analysis.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Environmental Design, but open to serious applicants from all disciplines
Student Skill-Set Needed: Students must be in good academic standing
Compensation: Salary / Stipend, Work Study
Available: Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Alex Judelsohn
Title: Researcher
Department: Urban And Regional Planning
Office: 233 Hayes Hall