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 …

New Volume of The Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD)

by the editors, 6/11/2014 The Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD) is pleased to announce the release of Volume 9, Issue 3. This is a general issue. The topics are varied, including: economic and business development, resource development and conservation, government programming, education, health care, planning, and tourism. The geography is also broad, including research Read More …

Recently Read: Thinking, Debating And Doing – New Experiences of Farming

by the editors 02/10/2014 “Growing biointensive”  is both an agricultural methodology and an international movement with people having alternative experiences A Berlin based company called Infarm takes urban farming to a new level. You can now grow micro greens in your own kitchen by using their growing kit. It´s reusable and allows you to see 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 …

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 …