Rachel Wynberg
Co-director
People and Plants International
Rachel Wynberg is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town in South Africa where she holds a national Research Chair focused on Environmental and Social Dimensions of the Bio-economy. With a background in both the natural and social sciences, her interdisciplinary research spans topics relating to bio-politics and the biodiversity-based economy, social and environmental justice, agroecology and sustainable agricultural futures.
Over the past twenty years she has advised governments, civil society organizations and international agencies, and continue to be actively involved with policy debates and civil society movements in southern Africa. She has a strong interest in engaged scholarship, seeking to build a team of socially conscious researchers that engages critically, inclusively and effectively with the inter-connected themes.
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