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Tractor in rural landscape imageAgriculture and food research at the Centre for Sustainability includes investigations into:

  • Agricultural sustainability
  • Agri-food dynamics
  • AgriTech
  • Food and farming systems
  • Māori food systems

Lead researchers' interests and projects

Professor Hugh Campbell

Professor of Sociology, Gender Studies and Criminology, School of Social Sciences

Hugh Campbell thumbProfessor Hugh Campbell has research interests in the social and economic dynamics of 'greening' food systems, the politics of sustainability under neoliberal governance, achieving sustainability via audits, food waste, transitions in agriculture and food systems in New Zealand, and theories of global food regimes.



Professor Merata Kawharu

Research Professor, Centre for Sustainability

Merata Kawharu thumbProfessor Merata Kawharu (Ngāti Whatua, Ngāpuhi), has research interests that have over-arching themes of supporting Māori leadership, community and education. She has focused in areas such as land and water, capability building, climate change resilience, and connections to ancestral marae by young Māori.


Current postgraduate agriculture and food research projects

Postgraduate students research projects contribute hugely to the advancement of sustainability research. Read more about their work:

Recently completed agriculture and food research

Recent work from both our researchers and postgraduates.

More agriculture and food research projects

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