Traditions and transformations in the sustainability of rural communities: Balancing Living Culture and Nature

Welcome to: “Traditions and transformations in the sustainability of rural communities: Balancing Living Culture and Nature” the 11th North Atlantic Forum to be held in Bø in Telemark, Norway September 13th – 16th 2017. Please visit our website for further information and follow us on facebook Please let “the world” know and help us get […]

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12th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics – Call for Papers

The 12th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics will be held from June 20-23, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary hosted by the Corvinus Business School, Corvinus University of Budapest. In 2017 the main theme of the conference will be ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS IN ACTION: BUILDING A REFLECTIVE AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY. The conference aims to […]

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The 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE) 2018 in Vancouver, Canada.

Vancouver, Canada 28 July – 2 August 2018 The International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)  organizes its flagship International Conference of Agricultural Economists once every three years. The ICAE 2018 takes place on 28 July – 2 August 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The conference website is at http://www.icae2018.com/ As of mid-2016 it has […]

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RSG Southern and Mediterranean Europe: Social Change, Challenges and Opportunities.

Convenor Rosario SAMPEDRO.University of Valladolid, Spain,mariarosario.sampedro@uva.es Rationale At the beginning of XXI century, countries of Southern Europe were immersed in an uneven process of modernization and globalization, both material and cultural. This restructuring process has been radically hit by the deep crisis faced by Europe at present. This crisis is causing a profound impact on […]

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RSG Regional correspondent of the Czech Republic for ESRS

Convenor Prof. PhDr. Ing. Majerová Věra CSc.Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS), Czech Republicmajerova@pef.czu.cz Rationale In order to increase the potential of cooperation in Europe, it is necessary to be informed about research activities in every European country. We assume that only experts from specific countries can present appropriate and useful information from the […]

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RSG Contested Approaches to Land-use

Convenor Paul SwagemakersDepartment of Applied Economics, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain.Email: paul.swagemakers@uvigo.es Rationale The fragmentation of landscapes, decline of farm land birds in numbers and diversity, the obsolescence of autochthonous cow breeds, and decrease of soil fertility and soil organic matter call for adjustments in land-use and farm practices that support a reconnection of nature […]

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RSG Holistic and pragmatic approaches to sustainable agrifood systems

Convenor Claire LAMINE INRA-SAD Ecodéveloppement, Avignon, France Claire.Lamine@avignon.inra.fr Rationale Transitions towards more sustainable and more ecological food systems deserve both analytical and action-oriented approaches that allow to assess the interdependencies between the different components and actors of these agrifood systems and to identify the conditions for these interdependencies to become more ecologically sustainable but also […]

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ESRS Autumn School 2016 – Researching Globalization in a Rural Context

Gregynog Hall, near Newtown, Wales 3rd – 7th October 2016 Leader: Michael Woods This year’s ESRS Autumn School examines the theme of Researching Globalization in a Rural Context, led by Michael Woods and the European Research Council GLOBAL-RURAL project team from Aberystwyth University. The school will include talks by guest speakers (to be confirmed) on […]

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“The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector” book – Now available for purchase

‘The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector,’ the book that grew from Sociology of Agrifood Research Interest Group (SAFRIG) miniconference celebrating 75th anniversary of Rural Sociological Society is now available in paperback. Flyer attached includes a 20% discount when purchasing from the Routledge website: The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector Routledge website: https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415817905

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