University of Wolverhampton

Contact email: cidt@wlv.ac.uk
Geographic scope: Global or non-European
Type of Institution: University / higher education
Name in original language: University of Wolverhampton
Legal status: Public
Name of the Department: Centre for International Development and Training
Role of record creator in institution / department: Director / executive
Climate-relevant agricultural research
Climate change research in my institution / department is linked to agricultural research areas: Yes
Description of climate-relevant ag research: Soil conservation work related to agricultural land use. Work in Rwanda related to policy needs for agricultural adaptation particulary for export crops and forestry (eg types of plantation of eucalypts). Support for civil society organisations in the policy space in forest governance, including...
Main / core research areas: Adaptation to climate change, Climate policies, Impacts of climate change, CC in agricultural systems - forests, CC in agricultural systems - mixed, CC in agricultural systems - land, soils and territoryVery important research areas: Monitoring of climate and climate change, Monitoring - Climatological services, Climate change mitigation, CC in agricultural systems - agriculture greenhouse gas emissions, CC in agricultural systems - arable land, cropping systems, CC in agricultural systems - water managementRelatively important areas: Monitoring - Meteorological observations, Risks of present and future weather-driven disastersResearch level in your institution / department in the climate-related areas: Doctoral or equivalent / ISCED 8
Number of researchers in climate-related areas: 10-50
Average yearly expenditure in your institution / department on climate change research in recent years (EUR): 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Type of funding sources for your climate-related research: GovernmentResearch focus: Development focused, linkages with the SouthCollaborations with other organizations: Industry, Civil society, Farmers, cooperatives and agricultural workers, Government, International Organizations, Regional Fora / regional bodies, SMEs, University / higher educationCollaborations with other countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China
Successful projects: 1. Built Environment and Climate Change Initiative (BECCI 1 and 2)- EU. 3. Strengthening African Forest Governance - EU-2010-2014. 4. CFPR (forest governance) - EU 2013-2016. 5. Citizen Voices for Change -CV4C (in forest governance) EU, 2016-2020. 6. CDKN Design of Government of Rwanda Climate...
Major needs of your institution / department to increase the impact of climate research: Research Funds. Human Resources - variety of specialisms. Increase collaboration with international consortia.
What is the current trend of interest in climate-related research in your institution?: Increasing: both researchers and funding bodies are increasingly interested
What are your institution's plans regarding climate-related research?: Increasing it
Comments: Interested in strategies that inclusively incorporate end users. Interested in international collaboration in applied research and capacity development. CIDT has extensive experience in contracts, project management, collaboration, timely delivery of results and is keen to contribute to GFAR...