To succeed in restructuring in the districts, what does gender have to say?

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To succeed in restructuring in the districts, what does gender have to say? Contact persons Madeleine Gustavsson Senior Researcher madeleine.gustavsson@ruralis.no Maja Farstad Senior Researcher maja.farstad@ruralis.no Svein Frisvoll Director svein.frisvoll@ruralis.no Research areas Agriculture and business developmentAquacultureDevelopment researchFarmingGender and gender equalityLocal communities Agriculture and business developmentClimate management and measuresFarmersForestryProperty EnergyEnvironment Aquaculture Agriculture and business developmentAquacultureBioeconomyClimate management and…

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The new oil

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News from the Bioshare-project: Anne Margrete Brigham (Ruralis) and Jonathon Moses’ (NTNU) article from the Norwegian Journal of Political Science has been translated into English on the blog https://slimemoldtimemold.com/2022/05/17/norway-the-once-and-future-georgist-kingdom/ and was released on Norway’s constitution day, 17th of May celebrating both the National day and how Norway has succeeded in developing a welfare state combining…

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Ruralis research on gender and equity in EU project

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EmpowerUs has a framework of NOK 60 million over three years, and it will take place in coastal communities in six different countries. The project is led by Nordland Research, with Ruralis as a co-collaborator with responsibilities across several parts of the project. The aim of EmpowerUs is to develop tools and methods so that…

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Kick-off for the development of new solutions in the feeding system

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The two-day meeting was held virtually this December after the corona situation indicated that a physical start-up meeting could not go ahead. The energy and commitment among the 45 participants was nevertheless high, and everything is in place for further collaboration that is both professionally innovative and highly relevant for politics and industry. The project…

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What do we do with resistant bacteria in agriculture?

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The use of antibiotics in Norwegian agriculture has been cut by 44 per cent since 1995, but this has not been enough to prevent bacteria in domestic animals from developing resistance to antibiotics (so-called ‘antimicrobial resistance’). In 2013, bacteria with antimicrobial resistance (AMR) were detected in pigs and poultry, and costly measures were implemented to counter this threat. But more fundamental steps are needed…

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Research will help farmers with substance abuse problems

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Studies show that farmers have poorer mental health than other groups in the population, and that their mental health has deteriorated in recent years. Male farmers are less likely to seek health and medical help for anxiety, alcohol problems and drug use than other men, according to research in countries comparable to Norway. The reasons are several and complex.  Finding and evaluating measures  We will…

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Developing tools for a more climate friendly agricultural policy

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European agricultural policy must contribute to achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement. A new generation of modelling tools are required to study the consequences of, and to provide a better basis for, decision-making. The newly established EU project – MIND STEP – funded by Horizon 2020 will develop such new tools. Climate, sustainability and…

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Agriculture Must Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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As part of the global effort to curb climate change, agriculture must reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, the government and agricultural organizations in Norway have signed a letter of intent to reduce emissions and increase the absorption of carbon in agriculture. This will also be an important part of the environmental plan called Klimakur 2030…

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AgriLink 4th Consortium Meeting – AgriLink’s potential impact is now becoming apparent

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”From my perspective, our meeting in Pamplona was very productive” said Pierre Labarthe, the Project Coordinator.  “We now see the first results of the project and our discussions in Pamplona show that we have the potential to tackle very important issues regarding advisory services at many different levels”. The meeting in Pamplona was an intense…

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