Visiting professor
PhD, University of Durham - Durham, UK


Colin Sage has worked on the interconnections of food, agriculture and environment throughout his academic career. After a sojourn in the Himalayas, he undertook his PhD on changes in highland agriculture in Bolivia (University of Durham 1990), which included a side project on the cocaine economy. Long interested in the issues around food and livelihood security, Colin has conducted research in Mexico and Indonesia and undertaken contracts to evaluate projects in Ethiopia, Pakistan and Central America. More recently he has worked with artisan producers in Ireland documenting the development of alternative food networks as well as working with urban community food initiatives. From there it was a natural step to help form the Cork Food Policy Council which he chairs. Colin is the author of the acclaimed text, Environment and Food (Routledge, 2012) and co-editor of Food Transgressions: Making sense of contemporary food politics (Ashgate 2014).