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 …

2015 Early Career Research Award Competition

by the editors 1/2/2015 Recently, we have had this announcement sent to us from Bill Reimer at Concordia …… 2015  Early Career Research Award Competition MS, PhD and Early Career Research Award Competition This year the Rural Sociological Society Council has authorized the use of Endowment funds to support Master’s theses, Ph.D. dissertations, and Early Career Read More …

Call for Proposals to peer reviewed book on “Grounded innovation” and with grants offered to authors needing support

by the editors 25/01/2015 High quality chapters are sought for a new peer reviewed book at high level on Inclusive, Grounded Innovation in the sphere of biological resources and related industries and activities. A post-­‐ submission grant of €600 will be offered to authors who need support and who have little or no access to Read More …

European Society for Rural Sociology Congress – Call for papers – Deadline 30 January 2015

The call for abstracts for the European Society for Rural Sociology Congress is now on-line:  http://www.esrs2015.eu/content/call-abstracts-now-open The congress theme is ‘Places of Possibility?  Rural Societies in a Neoliberal World’.  There are 25 working groups addressing an exciting range of key topics in rural and environmental studies, ranging from the future of food, farming, rural society Read More …

Now RDI has a Blog Too!

by the editors 17/12/2014 Brandon University’s Rural Developement Institute (RDI) started a blog this fall: https://www.brandonu.ca/rdi/rdi-blog-rural-development-in-canada/ Head over there for more stories on rural developement in Canada. Exploring Rurality contributor Wayne Kelly has already done postings to the RDI Blog. Thanks for the tip, Yakub! Picture: Screendump from the RDI blog

Can EU CAP it?

The international think tank on european agriculture and rural development “Groupe de Bruges” has developed a comprehensive e-learning course on the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). We expect that this might be of interest to many of our readers. The following is The Groupe de Bruges presentation of their course. If any of you follows Read More …

Registration Open for Penn State’s Rural Studies Conference Feb. 2015

Please join the Rural Sociology Graduate Student Association (RSGA) at The Pennsylvania State University for our second annual Rural Studies Graduate Studies Conference February 13-14, 2015 on Penn State’s campus in State College, Pennsylvania. Registration is now open and can be found here. This conference welcomes graduate students from all disciplines and all institutions who study Read More …

Recently Read: Land grabbing in Canada? It is becomming a reallity

By the editors 19/11/2014 This is what we have recently read that we think can be of interst for you. Please remember that we much appreciate input on worth reading articles from our rural prosperity community! Poorer regions struggling to catch up in advanced economies, says OECD Regional Outlook 2014 Why Post Offices Need to Offer Read More …