Rural Development, soil, over-use, degradation
Evaluation of Soil Organic Matter Balance Methods as Practice-applicable Tools for Environmental Impact Assessment and Farm Management Support (SOMpatic)
Excerpt:An international workshop on the evaluation of soil organic matter balance methods (SOM balances) will take place on 20-22 November, 2013 in Giessen, Germany.
Excerpt:Summer School "Rural Development Beyond Agriculture: Perspectives and Potentials". Organisation/Location: The University of Applied Forest Sciences, Rottenburg (HFR), in collaboration with and through funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and in co-operation with the Annual Conference "Tropentag".
Excerpt:The Staff Group "Rural Development, Environment and Population Studies" at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdem, is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher in the field of: Agrarian and Environmental Studies (AES).
Excerpt:The Call for Abstracts for the XIII World Congress of Rural Sociology: "The New Rural World. From Crisis to Opportunities" is open until the 12 January, 2012. A list containing session topics and their respective organizers has been released now.
Excerpt:The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO), located in Halle, Germany, is currently calling for applications for a position as Post-doc researcher at the IAMO China Center to work on issues of agricultural and rural development, and food production and consumption in China. ...
Excerpt:The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the University of Göttingen currently offers a 50% full time PhD student position for a duration of three years (E13 TV-L German public sector pay scale). The starting date is 1 July, 2012, or upon agreement. Application deadline: April 30, 2012 or until position is filled.
Advanced Course: Decision Support Systems for the Development and Environmental Management of Rural Areas
Excerpt:In this course participants will be introduced to ways in which decisions can be made in a more informed and structured manner as a prelude to more detailed understanding of the components of DSS and their integration and application. ...
Excerpt:The European Commission has published two reports on the condition of EU soils. This may help resurrect the draft directive on the topic which stalled some years ago in the face of opposition from some of the Member States.
Excerpt:A new project was funded by the European Commission to explore ways to optimally design climate change policies via the EU’s rural development programme. The project will involve evaluating rural development measures and operations using Life Cycle Assessment coupled with an Adaptive Capacity Impact Assessment on ecosystem services. ...