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08.06.2015
Centre for Rural Research co-host the Nordic environmental social science conference 2015 in Trondheim

The NESS2015 conference is held at NTNU Gløshaugen 8 - 10 june 2015 with the title: 'Contested Natures – new strategies, ideas and dialogues?'

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08.08.2014
Democracy, equity, and the local community: Welfare and education in a globalized world

“Democracy, equity, and the local community: Welfare and education in a globalized world” is a network partnership that aims to develop research that studies trends in local communities, with a special focus on welfare, democracy, and equity. This has become especially timely in light of structural changes and international development trends, as reflected by the relationship between schools and local communities. 

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14.05.2014
New date for the Nordic Conference for Rural Research 2014

The postponed Nordic conference "Nordic Ruralities" will be arranged 08 – 10 September 2014, at NOVA conference center.

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09.05.2014
The 3rd Nordic Conference for Rural Research, Nordic Ruralities, is postponed.

Due to strike in the hotel sector we are unfortunately forced to postpone the Nordic conference.

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08.05.2014
A new professor level researcher at Bygdeforskning

Bygdeforskning has another professor-level researcher. Dr Rob Burton was promoted to Forsker I on the 11th of April after an evaluation of competence by two renowned external professors (Prof. Arild Blekesaune, NTNU, and Prof. Mark Shucksmith, Newcastle University). The promotion recognises the work Dr Burton has conducted over the last 15 years in the field of rural geography.

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23.04.2014
Final report from the project “From ten to one”

The five years long research project on multi-property cooperation for forest owners has now published its final report and given its recommendations.

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20.01.2014
Extended deadline, Call for abstracts to the 3rd Nordic Conference for Rural Research in 2014

Abstracts should be submitted to the group convener by 30th January 2014 , and should be no longer than 1 page and in english.

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20.11.2013
New article: Drivers of change in Norwegian agricultural land control and the emergence of rental farming

In a new article researchers Magnar Forbord, Hilde Bjørkhaug and Rob Burton at the Norwegian Centre for Rural Research puts focus on how and why the pattern in control of arable land through ownership and renting has changed over the last 50 years in Norway.

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23.04.2013
The Centre for Rural Research, Norway, is organizing the 3rd Nordic Conference for Rural Research in 2014

The conference "Nordic Ruralities - Thriving and Declining Communities" will be held on 12th -14th May 2014 at the Best Western Nova Hotel, Trondheim, Norway.

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20.02.2013
New article: Development of organic farming in Norway: A statistical analysis of neighbourhood effects

The organic boom in agriculture at the turn of the new millennium culminated in ambitious political goals for further growth in organic agricultural production and consumption. In Norway, the present goal is to reach a level of 15% organic production and consumption by 2020. So far, the requested shift toward organic farming has not occurred at the anticipated level. 

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18.02.2013
New project: Healthy growth: From niche to volume with integrity and trust

The aim of this project is to study a range of successful mid-scale food value chains and show the fundamental prerequisites for their success in combining volume and values in order to support the development of new organic value chains and provide new opportunities for organic actors.

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20.12.2012
New article: Farm tourism and dilemmas of commercial activity in the home

In an article published in the journal Hospitality & Society, Berit Brandth and Marit S. Haugen analyze the overlap between work and home in farm tourism.  When farmers diversify their production into tourism using their homes as a commercial arena for hosting visitors, new challenges regarding boundaries between private and public, home and work arise. The article shows how central aspects of hosting involve inherent dilemmas between the farm as a home and as a site of commercial activities. 

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28.11.2012
New project: Frogs, fuel, finance or food? Cultures, values, ethics, arguments and justifications in the management of agricultural land

Agricultural land is a vital yet limited resource. We depend upon it for food production, but it is also in direct competition with other land-based activities, such as housing, infrastructure, mining, investment, carbon off-setting, nature conservation and industry. This competition has direct impacts for national and international food security. The spectre of food insecurity is also intensified by the combination of global population growth, environmental degradation, climate change and excessive market speculation - or land-grabbing - of agricultural assets. 

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13.08.2012
The XIII World Congress of Rural Sociology

The XIII Congress of the International Rural Sociology Association (IRSA) was held in Lisbon, Portugal July 29-August 4.

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30.05.2012
New book on agricultural sustainability: Rethinking Agricultural Policy Regime. Food Security, Climate Change and the Future Resilience of Global Agriculture. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.

Authors:
Reidar Almås, Centre for Rural Research, Trondheim, Norway and
Hugh Campbell, University of Otago, Duneden, New Zealand (Eds):

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12.03.2012
New article: Feminism without gender? Arguments for gender quotas on corporate boards in Norway

Lack of women in boardrooms and management has been a common feature of corporate and agricultural sectors in Norway. In both sectors, quota reforms have been implemented in order to change this situation. This chapter analyses the reasons given for applying gender quotas.

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09.11.2011
New article: Local small-scale food enterprises: ambitions and initiatives for achieving business growth

In the article that has been published in Journal of Depopulation and Rural Development studies do Hilde Bjørkhaug and Gunn Turid Kvam explore reasons for and plans for growth among these producers. 

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09.11.2011
New article: Increasing Food and Energy Prices in 2008: What Were the Causes and Who Was to Blame.

In a recent article in International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food (IJSAF), Jostein Brobakk and Reidar Almås has studied the drivers behind the events leading up to the 2008 food crisis.

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21.10.2011
New article: Women in boardrooms: Catalyst for professionalization of board work?

In the article, published in Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning (Journal of Gender Research) Hilde Bjørkhaug explore the relationship between gender quotas and professionalization of boards.

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12.10.2011
New project: Cooperation to enhance coastal tourism development

The project Coast Tour will produce new knowledge about different aspects of cooperation in the development of coastal tourism.

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06.09.2011
New article: The uplands after neoliberalism? The role of the small farm in rural sustainability

In the article, published in Journal of Rural Studies, Mark Shucksmith and Katrina Rønningen discuss the situation for small farms in Scotland and in Norway. 

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05.09.2011
New article: Second home owners’ pursuit of interests in the host community

Many second home owners demand rights, benefits, and influence in their host community, and in the article 'Rural residents’ opinions about second home owners’ pursuit of own interests in the host community', Maja Farstad examines how second home owners in pursuit of their interests can gain acceptance among local residents. 

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02.09.2011
New article: Second homes and rurality

Recent developments relating to the second homes phenomenon are intertwined with fundamental changes in the character of rurality in Norwegian society, write Johan Fredrik Rye and Nina Gunnerud Berg in their new article 'The second home phenomenon and Norwegian rurality' published in Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift - Norwegian Journal of Geography.

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02.09.2011
New article: Rurals are positive towards second homes

In the new article 'Conflicts and contestations. Rural populations' perspectives on the second homes phenomenon', published in Journal of Rural Studies, Johan Fredrik Rye discusses the relationships between local rural populations and the visiting second home population in the Norwegian context. 

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12.08.2011
Researchers from CRR at the XXIV ESRS Congress

At the XXIV European Society for Rural Sociology Congress, 16 papers from researchers at the CRR will be presented. In addition, researchers from the centre will lead four of the working groups at the conference.

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08.08.2011
New article: Good Farmers, Good Neighbours?

Lee-Ann Sutherland (James Hutton Institute) and Rob J. F. Burton have a new article in Sociologia Ruralis no. 3 2011. The article is titled "Good Farmers, Good Neighbours? The Role of Cultural Capital in Social Capital Development in a Scottish Farming Community".

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05.08.2011
New article: Diversification and the entrepreneurial motivations of farmers in Norway

Jostein Vik and Gerald McElwee analyzes the Norwegian farmers' motivations for farm diversification in an article published in Journal of Small Business Management.

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21.06.2011
New report about vacant agricultural properties

The report "It's about feelings - a study of vacant agricultural properties" examines the complexities surrounding the sale of vacant agricultural properties in Norway.

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01.04.2011
Honour for Reidar Almås

H.M. The King of Norway has appointed Professor Reidar Almås Knight 1 Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav. It is conferred as “a reward for distinguished services rendered to the country and mankind”. This is given for his effort and commitment in rural sociology.

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01.12.1999
New article: The Norwegian coastal employment system

Together with Signe Sønvisen and Jahn Petter Johnsen (Norwegian College of Fishery Science), Jostein Vik has written the article “The Norwegian coastal employment system: What it was and what it is“, published in Maritime Studies (MAST).

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Centre for Rural Research, Norway

Centre for Rural Research (CRR) is an independent research foundation located at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. CRR carries out social research and development projects for the national research council, as well as public and private sectors.

The staff includes about 24 researchers with backgrounds in sociology, geography, business economics, social anthropology, political science, agronomy and fisheries.

CRR aims at being one of the leading research groups within rural sociology in Europe. We have extensive international research co-operation through participation in research networks and comparative projects in the Nordic countries and the rest of Europe.