New journal article on Rural Entrepreneurship in Chile

by the editors 16/09/2014 One of the aims of this blog is to encourage networking and cooperation across boarders and research fields among ICRPS faculty and alumni. We are therefore very happy to present a new article in the journal Migraciones Internacionales vol. 7, n 4, p. 235-264, by ICRPS faculty member by Philomena De Read More …

New Book Edited by ICRPS Faculty Member Philomena De Lima

by the editors 10/09/2014 ICRPS faculty member Philomena De Lima from University of the Highlands and Islands is know to many of us, from various Summer Institutes. Along with Andrew K. Copus, she has edited a new book relevant to everyone interested in rural developement. The title is “Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe – The Read More …

Recently Read: It Is Time To Seek A Saner Food System And Think Creative To Solve Rural Problems!

by the editors 04/09/2014 Exploring Ruriality is back again and this are some of the things we have Read Recently: The New Face of Hunger – National Geographic has made this article/photo documentary about food insecure Americans How to inspire a generation of farming entrepreneurs, A new report outlines how Africa´s youth can find employment Read More …

PhD-opportunity: Forestry at the University of Highlands and Islands

by the editors 6/8/2014 Were the PhD-positions we posted last week not quite for you? Applications are invited for two funded PhD Studentship opportunities in Forestry at the University of Highlands and Islands- Inverness College, Scotland: ‘Mapping and Repositioning Forestry Skills for the 21st Century.’ Based at the  Centre for Remote and Rural Studies ‘Factors controlling the abundance of of Read More …

PhD-opportunity: Agricultural Economics at University College Dublin

by the editors, 29/07/2014 Yes, we are still in recess, but Bill Reimer made us aware of these two PhD-fellowships in agricultural economics at University College Dublin, and that just couldn’t wait until the end of August: Sustainable intensification of milk production – the role of innovation, technology and best practice adoption.  An examination of Read More …

Dear ICRPS 2014 Alumni

by Kjersti, 22/07/2014 Dear ICRPS 2014 alumni, first of all, thank you very much Bill, Fabio, Subi, Kate, Tristeen, Haniel, Mikaël, Md, Venus, Regional Developement group 1, Brett, Pierre, Raymond, Anthony, Salman, Erin, Charles, Aaron, Dan, Marco, Mary, Ryan, Myriam and Ernest for your day to day contributions from the 11th ICRPS Summer Institute in Read More …

Recently Read: Is Food Too Cheap For Our Own Good?

 by the editors 17/07/2014 Here´s the last Recently Read for the season. Enjoy! According to a new article in the Pew Reserch Center website, Americans have the cheapest food in history, and this unprecedented abundance is largely responsible for our current obesity epidemic. Water and Climate Risks Facing U.S. Corn Production: How Companies and Investors Can Cultivate Read More …

ICRPS 2014 Summer School – Final Thoughts

July 12, 2014 by Raymond Thomson and Anthony Cawley The final day of ICRPS began with an air of nervousness as students prepared for the dreaded group presentations. Beautiful weather could not distract from the last minute preparations that were due. After a morning spent preparing, revising, adjusting and practicing, an early lunch paved the way for Read More …

ICRPS 2014 Summer School Final Day – The best day EVER!!

July 11, 2014 by Mary Carey, Ryan Betz, Myriam Landry, Ernest Tellez The final field trip of ICRPS 2014 surpassed all expectations – we visited a volcano, met some indigenous people, played soccer with local school children and visited a large Spanish estate. An interesting journey through the forest brought us to Palo Seco on the southern Read More …