#RETHINK

A special issue on Rethinking Modernisation has just been published in the Journal of Rural Studies. We bring you some short approachable summaries of the content in a dedicated series with the authors.

What Farmers Know – & Optimising This Knowledge

Agricultural knowledge systems, particularly formal knowledge institutes, and agricultural policy makers still need to increase their acknowledgement of the value of local farmer knowledge. The more recent emergence of multi-actor knowledge networks and closer collaboration between formal knowledge institutes and farmers indicates the development of more participatory, inclusive and comprehensive knowledge and learning processes. [...]

21 November, 2017 // 0 Comments

What is Resilience in the Rural Context?

"resilience strategies can only be fully judged when we make clear and explicit our values, the specific qualities we wish to preserve, and the price we are willing to pay in the long run." [...]

19 November, 2017 // 0 Comments

What is Rural Prosperity?

As part of our rural sociology RETHINK Modernisation series, we present an article on prosperity. What does it mean in the rural context? Is it about income, or is there more to it than that? [...]

9 November, 2017 // 0 Comments

6 Vital Conditions for Successful Governance Mechanisms

As part of our RETHINK Modernisation series, we present an article on governance mechanisms. This article explores new organisational forms, roles and partners, while presenting six vital conditions for success. [...]

5 November, 2017 // 0 Comments

A More Resilient, Equitable & Inclusive Agricultural & Food System

A special issue on Rethinking Modernisation is due to be published in the November issue of the Journal of Rural Studies. We'll bring you some short approachable summaries of the content in a dedicated series with the authors. First up, the editors Karlheinz Knickel and Ika Darnhofer give us an overview of the topic. [...]

1 November, 2017 // 0 Comments