Rural Development Economics

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logo_rde.jpgAbout us

The RDE studies rural development with a focus on communities in the Global South. We integrate economics and sociology to increase our understanding on how institutional dynamics affect people who are making a living from sustainable agriculture. With our research outcomes we seek to find institutional changes that may improve the livelihoods of people depending on agriculture in terms of poverty alleviation, improved food and nutrition security and increased resilience to adverse effects.

 

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  • Nutrition and food policy
  • Rural development
  • Development economics
  • Sociological perspectives on agriculture
  • Rural project management
  • Seminars in rural development

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  • Food security
  • Food policy
  • Rural sociology
  • Rural market access, cooperatives and contracts
  • Institutional changes in land, labour and market conditions

Contact

Marijke D’Haese

Department of Agricultural Economics
Ghent University
Marijke.Dhaese@UGent.be
Office: A1.088, Blok A
Coupure links 653
9000 Gent, Belgium

Joost Dessein

Department of Agricultural Economics
Ghent University

Office: A1.091, Blok A
Coupure links 653
9000 Ghent

website: rde.ugent.be