University of Vermont

Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group

Martha Caswell

Martha Caswell

Martha Caswell, Research and Outreach Coordinator

  • Master's in Public Policy, University of Chicago (2003)
  • B.A. in American Culture, University of Michigan (1997)
Research Focus

Food security & food sovereignty in small-holder coffee communities, agroecological approaches to climate change resilience

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Over the past 15 years, Martha has worked in large urban areas of the US and small coffee-growing communities in Latin America. Through this range of locations and projects, she has confirmed her belief that community members are the best experts for determining sustainable approaches to addressing their own challenges.

A dedication to valuing multiple perspectives and co-producing knowledge led Martha to the ARLG and the group's Participatory Action Research approach. Martha has programmatic experience with public health, housing, food justice, migrant communities, climate change and food security/food sovereignty, and within these areas has developed expertise in research and analysis, training and facilitation, project design, implementation, management and evaluation.


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