The SCArFEthics Project - Sustainable Consumption, the middle classes and AgriFood Ethics in the Global South project - is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

SCArFE is an international and interdisciplinary project and it invloves over 17 academics and four graduate students representing seven institutions in the UK, Brazil, China, and South Africa. Information about our team members can be found here.

Middle Classes Reading Group

SCArFE researchers will meet on July 3rd to discuss 'middle classes'.

New Team Members

Welcome to our new international research assistants.


Our Twitter page is up and running!

Phase 1 Field Visits

Members of the UK SCArFE team visit each of the case study teams as phase 1 of the project gets underway

Knowledge sharing

Alex Hughes, SCArFE project PI, presents learnings from a Newton funded project exploring the food consumption practices of Urban middle-class South Africans to academics and students in Guangzhou, China.

Sustainable and Ethical Reading Group

What do ethical and sustainable mean in the context of food

Our Recent Meeting at the University of York

The UK team recently met at the University of York to discuss the SCArFE Project.

Co-Investigators from Brazil, China, and South Africa Skyped in to talk to us.

Guojun Zeng and Mike Crang at the Guangdong Provincial Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, China.

Mike Crang recently went to China to meet Guojun Zeng, our Co-Investigator at Sun Yet-San University. 

The two met some key contacts and began scoping out issues concerning sustainable food consumption.