Higher Education Links provides grants to foster research partnerships between UK and Argentinian universities, with a focus on socio-economic benefit. In March 2018, Leeds University and Universidad Nacional Arturo Jauretche hosted a workshop under the scheme, aimed at strengthening sustainable food production and supply.
Higher Education Links grant funding has helped propel a research collaboration between Leeds University and Universidad Nacional Arturo Jauretche, focussed on agro-food production in the social solidarity economy. The project promotes innovation and development in community food production in Argentina. Following a workshop in Buenos Aires - where universities, NGOs, local government and farmers organisations shared their experiences - a UK-Latam knowledge platform has been launched, to share outputs and foster new projects.
“Participating in Higher Education Links has been a great experience and the relationship with Leeds University remains strong”
Percy Nugent, Professor and Senior Researcher, Universidad Nacional Arturo Jauretche
The workshop created a direct link between the Argentine and UK universities, fostering a mutually beneficial research partnership. New cooperation goals have been set to develop joint projects, research exchanges and to work as part of an international cooperation network, enabling greater sustainable development in the important area of food production and supply.