Recent CCRI publication updates

Over the summer period, CCRI researchers have had numerous publication successes.

Daniel Keech and Dilshaad Bundhoo were co-authors of a paper which was published in ‘nature sustainability’. Entitled ‘Understanding rural–urban transitions in the Global South through peri-urban turbulence’, the paper conceptualizes rural–urban transition through the prism of shifts in natural, engineered and institutional infrastructure to explain the processes of rapid change and the dip in service provision often found in peri-urban areas in the Global South’. You can access the paper here.

In a change to her normal area of research, Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins has contributed a chapter to a new book. The Oxford Handbook of Animal Organization Studies explores a range of species interactions through the lens of business management and organization. Bryonny’s chapter is entitled ‘Animal Organization Studies and the Foundational Economy: Infrastructures of Everyday Multispecies Life’. The book is published by Oxford University Press and more details can be found here.

Former CCRI researcher Mauro Vigani had an article published recently that he wrote whilst he was still working at the institute. Published in Applied Economics Letters and written with Hasan Dudu, ‘Testing an IV method for reducing quality bias in demand systems estimations’ focusses on selected food and beverage goods in Vietnam.

Senior Research Fellow Hannah Chiswell has had a comprehensive literature review published in the Journal of Agromedicine on a topical subject. ‘Psychological morbidity in the farming community: a literature review’ analyses peer-reviewed literature that explicitly compares farmer and non-farmer mental health.

Alice Goodenough, Julie Urquhart and PhD student Berglind Karlsdóttir are co-authors of an open access article in the journal ‘Forests’. ‘We’re Farmers Not Foresters’: Farmers’ Decision-Making and Behaviours towards Managing Trees for Pests and Diseases, investigates attitudes and behaviours of farmers towards managing trees on farmland for pests and diseases.

Damian Maye wrote an introductory paper to a Special Issue of ‘The Geographical Journal’ which he co-edited. The issue covered the topic of the Anthropocene and Food Geographies with Damian being joined by Ben Coles and David Evans on the introductory article, entitled ‘Food geographies ‘in’, ‘of’ and ‘for’ the Anthropocene: Introducing the issue and main themes’. All articles from the Special Issue can be found here.

Damian is joined by his CCRI colleagues, Daniel Keech and Matt Reed as authors of a chapter in a new book published by Routeledge that will be available later this year. The ‘Routledge Handbook of Urban Food Governance’ reflects on and compile the currently dispersed histories, concepts and practices involved in the increasingly popular field of urban food governance. The chapter written by Damian, Daniel and Matt is entitled ‘Innovation theory and urban food governance: transition thinking, social innovation and transformative change’. More details regarding the book can be found here.

Front cover of Routeledge Handbook of Urban Food Governance

Finally, Julie Ingram is on an editorial panel for the Italian Journal of Agronomy who are due to be publishing a Special Issue in 2023. The theme for the Special Issue is ‘Co-designing sustainable cropping systems with stakeholders’, and authors are requested to submit abstracts for consideration by 30th September 2023. Full details of the Special Issue can be found on the Journal website.