ICRPS 2017 Day 3 – Tuesday June 27 – Comparative Research Methods and Government Structures

Tuesday started with an extended session on research methods for comparative analysis. The session was structured in small groups with a wide range of faculty. Students chose which faculty they would like to speak to and could move from one to another over the morning. We had tried this approach in Alaska last year and Read More …

ICRPS 2017 Day 2 – Monday June 26 – Rural? What’s rural?

Monday morning after a good breakfast we all made our way en mass to Room 20, Facultat d’Economia i Empresa led by Clara Cera. John Bryden (NIBIO) and Judith Stallmann (MU) started with a round of introductions by participants indicating their topics of research interest followed by some discussion of ICRPS history and learning approach Read More …

ICRPS 2015 – Day 5 – 26 June – Visit to Letterfrack and Connemara West

By: Scott Brown, Lisa Groshong, Maliq Kendricks and Julie Welch Connemara – West IrelandOn Friday, June 26th, 2015, we took a venture to the village of Letterfrack in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. As we drove to our destination, we were more than intrigued by the amazing scenery bestowed upon us by Mother Nature. Views of Read More …

ICRPS 2015 – Day 4 – 25 June

By Tayna González Martin, Alessandro Politano, Tristeen Bownes, and Anne Prestvik Today we transferred from University College Dublin to the National University in Galway and learned how traffic jams can distort even the best planned schedule! John Bryden and Karen Refsgaard: Grounded innovation Innovation is not just the invention and adoption of new technologies, but Read More …

ICRPS 2015 – Ireland: Off to a Dynamic Start!

ICRPS 2015 launched at University College Dublin on Sunday 21 June with an informal welcoming dinner at the Morehampton Brasserie in Donnybrook south Dublin convened by James Breen the ICRPS 2015 coordinator from University College Dublin (UCD).  After filling a Dublin bus for the trip from campus to the restaurant we had a great meal. Read More …

Job Opportunity: European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD)

Employment opportunities have recently come available for four junior experts to be appointed immediately. The positions will support the implementation of the European initiative ENPARD (European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development) Phase II, CIHEAM – Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier. For more information on the initiative see this website: http://enpard.iamm.fr/en/ For information on the positions see these Read More …

Abstracts are being accepted for The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus: An Emerging Challenge for Rural Policy Workshop

by the editors 1/2/2015 This came from Tom Johnson ——- Abstracts are being accepted for The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus: An Emerging Challenge for Rural Policy Workshop The International Comparative Rural Policy Consortium, the Rural Policy Research Institute and the Rural Policy Learning Commons announce a workshop entitled The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus: An Emerging Challenge for Rural Policy Read More …