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Rural Dialogues | Not Necessarily Money – farm renewal and (inter)generational considerations

How do farms pass on between the generations in a way that respects the needs of older and younger people? Share Conway and colleagues argue for an approach that allows older¬†farmers¬†to¬†maintain and sustain normal day to day activity and behaviour on their farms in later life, whilst also ‚Äėreleasing the reins‚Äô to allow for the necessary delegation of managerial responsibilities and ownership of the family farm to their successors. […]

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Rural Dialogues | The Three Conditions of Sustainable Rural Digitalisation

Gianluca Brunori argues that access, design and complexity are three conditions that define how rural digitalisation is unfolding, and if rural digitalisation is in line with the sustainable development¬†goals. Building on this base, through Responsible Research and Innovation the DESIRA project will help¬†society and political bodies respond to the challenges digitalisation generates in rural areas, agriculture and forestry.¬†¬† […]

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Dig a Little Deeper | Organics, Compost and Carbon

When it comes to carbon storage, a new peer reviewed publication shows the benefits of digging a little deeper. Researchers from University of California, Davis, found that compost is a key to storing carbon in semi-arid cropland soils.¬† The key to this study is the significant carbon storage benefits found below 30cm. […]

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Will Wojciechowski Make it as Ag Commissioner? Polish & Other Perspectives

Poland’s choice for Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski‚Äôs had a tough hearing on 1st October – so tough, he’s had to answer written questions and may have to appear again on Monday. Then he may be subject to a secret ballot of the 48¬† MEPs who make up the Agri Committee. So who is¬†Janusz¬†Wojciechowski,¬† what might he focus on, and what is the Polish impression of the MEP from the Euroskeptic ECR group? With new correspondent Igor Olech. […]

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Green New Deal for Europe: Commission Co-Opting the Real Deal

Inspired by¬†Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal resolution earlier this year, the Green New Deal for Europe is gaining serious traction. It presents a radical vision to empower communities to lead the way in a truly green transition centred on environmental justice and equality. But has it been coopted by the new European Commission to pass off a seriously watered down “Green Deal” instead?¬†Louise Kelleher, Czech Coordinator for the Green New Deal for Europe, investigates. […]