Young researchers meeting on rural transformation: challenges and possibilities for rural communities

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Young researchers meeting on rural transformation: challenges and possibilities for rural communities

Are you a young researcher, PhD student, post-doc or in the beginning of your research career? Is your work about understanding the processes of rural transformation? Join the meeting for young researchers in Uppsala 7-8 June! Abstract submission deadline April 30, 2018.

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When Jun 07, 2018 12:00 PM to
Jun 08, 2018 03:00 PM
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SLU-Global and SIANI invites young researchers from all disciplines to join the meeting for discussions with likeminded. There will be a multidisciplinary group of senior scientists present that have vast experiences on the topic, that will be able to give feedback to you on manuscripts.

The meeting is organised around three sub – themes:

1. Agrarian change.
Small holder agriculture and trajectories of agrarian change.
Key words: agricultural modernisation, livelihoods, food security, household strategies, global and regional political economy, farming systems, knowledge, policies, land rights 

2. Migration and urban-rural linkages.  How does increased mobility, flows of remittances and non-farm incomes affect rural economies?
Key words: gender, youth, labour, societal change, globalisation, technology, entrepreneurship, markets

3. Climate change and resource degradation.
Compounding pressure on natural resources and effects of global warming.
Key words: Land use, landscape, climate change adaptation, water, governance, forest, forest uses, carbon management, ecosystem services, animal husbandry, population growth

Welcome to submit your abstract to before April 30, 2018, indicating which sub-theme you would like to focus on.

Format for abstract submission:

  • - Limit your text to 300 words
  • - Single spacing
  • - Font: Times New Roman 12 points
  • - Include a Title for your abstract
  • - Send your text in a Word or .doc file
  • - Include authors and their affiliation. Underline presenter name and include contact information
  • - Please do not capitalize the letters in the title or authors, use sentence format.
  • - Avoid using bold letters unless necessary


Warmly welcome!


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