Renate Marie Butli Hårstad
Researcher/Doctoral Student - Master in Political Science
Renate Marie Butli Hårstad has a Master of Political Science from NTNU and has been employed as a Researcher at Ruralis since 2015. Currently, Hårstad is a PhD candidate on the project GoodAnimal: Animal Welfare for Sustainable Futures. Through her master’s degree, she joined the project “AGROPRO – Agronomy for increased food production. Challenges and solutions” and worked with the agricultural policy in Norway and the EU, especially in light of climate change and the objective of increased sustainable food production. Hårstad has skills in both qualitative- and quantitative data gathering, transcription, analyzing (STATA), dissemination, surveys, interview and observational-studies. Recently she has been involved in projects with topics such as animal welfare, agricultural policy in Norway and EU, advisory and knowledge systems in agriculture, climate change, rural development, immigration to rural areas, cultural landscapes, technology and change processes in agriculture.