Rural development is the process of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in relatively isolated and sparsely populated areas.
At the department of Urban and Rural Development we see collaboration with actors in society as a tool for our coworkers to contribute to a sustainable development, and as a method to conduct and
The programme Agriculture for Food Security 2030 (AgriFoSe2030) is now continuing into the second phase. After successful years a new contract has recently been signed with Sida for another four
The project analyses institutional change in natural resource governance in early modern (1550-1780) Sami communities, mainly in Lule Lappmark, Sweden. The project analyzes institutional change in
The PECA research team is a group of rural development researchers with backgrounds in agronomy, anthropology, food security and ecology. Participating researchers are: Adam Pain , Swedish University
Publications from PECA I, II, III and Network project: Scientific journal articles Sales, Sammy Silva, Porro, Roberto, Porro, Noemi S. Miyasaka. Campesinato de fronteira, pagamentos e serviços
The aim of this study was to explore agrarian change and farm household strategies in Sweden in order to better understand the current transformations in farming as a basis for a future oriented
The project investigated the Swedish farmers' collaboration in farm-based biogas production and studied the effects of various forms of collaboration for the entrepreneur's profitability, production,
The project focused on evolving gender relations in households, communities and cassava value chains in light of the rapid commercialization and increasing higher value added processing of the crop
The on-going degradation of ecosystems threaten future food production and we now have to plan for how to secure fundamental life-support services, such as climate regulation, fresh water provision
The time period investigated is a period when several major agricultural policies have transformed the conditions for Swedish farming; first, through deregulation in 1991, later through EU-accession
The aim of the project is to develop new knowledge on the interaction between various forms of entrepreneurship and the surrounding country-side that influences the entrepreneurship developing there.
The project investigates the implementation of hybrid global governance in the Thai seafood supply chain focusing on labour standards. Background The Thai seafood supply chain has been significantly