Recently Read: Controversial report about organic marketing

By the editors 06/06/2014 Report: Organic Industry Achieved 25 Years of Fast Growth Throught Fear and Deception: organic is the fastest-growing consumer food and lifestyle trend in modern history. The “Organic Marketing Report” by Academics Review looks at the 25-year history of the modern organic industry. An example of this kind of organic marketing or Read More …

Recently Read: Fruits and vegetables with and without poison.

by the editors 07/05/2014 These are some rural development releveant articled we have read recently. Hope you´ll find them as interesting as we do! Replacing value chains with value networks – Regional Values in Freiburg (thanks John Devlin @jfdevlin) A new Report states that widely-used neonicotinoid seed treatments are unnecessary in most cases  (thanks John Read More …

New Issue of JRCD: “Community Impacts from Large Oil and Natural Gas Ventures in Rural and Remote Areas”

by Doug Ramsey, 20/4/2014 The Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD) is pleased to announce the release of Volume 9, Issue 1 (2014) titled ‘Community Impacts from Large Oil and Natural Gas Ventures in Rural and Remote Areas.’ The special issue editors are Andrew Taylor (Charles Darwin University, Australia) and Dean Carson (Flinders University Read More …

Recently Read: Sustainable Beef, According to McDonald´s

by the editors 5/4/2014 The FAO makes some interesting infographics. Here´s one on how aquaculture can both feed and employ Africa´s young population Many ICRPS participants have spent time discussing what “sustainable” beef really means. Now McDonald´s is also eager to put it´s two cents in (via National Public Radio). We should never stop asking where Read More …

ICRPS 2014 Summer Institute in Toluca, Mexico – Details Announced

by Lidia Carvajal 09/03/2014 The ICRPS summer institute for 2014 will be held in Toluca, Mexico June 29-July 13, 2014 and hosted by the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Mexico. Toluca is located one hour from Mexico City. Beautiful natural settings surround this city, including one of the country´s highest volcano, “Nevado de Toluca”, and “La Marquesa”, a park in the Read More …

Job Opportunities in Gent and New Hampshire

by the editors 02/03/2014 Two job opportunities have come to our attention lately: In Europe: Professor in the discipline of Natural Resource Economics and Management at the University of Gent, The Netherlands In the US: Postdoc Opportunity – Watershed Ecosystem Services The University of New Hampshire seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to play a central Read More …