Agribusiness and alternatives, Dairy, Economy and Trade, Globalisation of Food, Trade Area

Deconstructing the New Zealand Dairy Boom

New Zealand has become a global dairy superpower. How has this small country achieved this feat? And what have been the impacts for the communities, economy and environment of rural New Zealand?

New Zealand
Civil Society and Social Movement, Counter Globalisation Movement, Global Geography of the Internet, Global Infrastructure and Communication, Rural Civil Society and Global Connectivity

Saving the Brimmon Oak through Translocal Social Action

The Brimmon Oak is an ancient Welsh oak tree, threatened with destruction by the building of a new bypass road. The successful social media-driven campaign to save the Brimmon Oak provides an example of translocal social action in practice.

Mid Wales, Newtown, Wales
Civil Society and Social Movement, Economy and Trade, Global Challenges, Global Infrastructure and Communication, Introduction, Land and Capital, Migration, Tourism and Culture

Narrating the Global Countryside

Five years on, 450 hours of 617 interviews and 8 participatory mapping interviews, 2 focus groups, 2 surveys of 1,235 respondents, GPS and GIS Mapping exercises of global continental coverage, the Global-Rural Project comes to an end. Here is a summary of the project’s findings in over 14 countries and 37 case study sites.

Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Global, Ireland, Italy, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States, Wales
Rural Festivals, Tourism and Culture

Assembling Rural Festivals

What does it take to run a festival in rural Wales? What local-global relations are involved? Festivals bring an exciting array of cultural influences to the countryside and help to revitalize rural towns, but all of this does not happen magically…

Mid Wales, Wales
Dairy, Economy and Trade, Globalisation of Food

How Milk Went Global

Milk is an unlikely global commodity. It will spoil within hours if not refrigerated or preserved. Yet, today dairy is a global industry with milk and dairy products transported and traded across the world. This is the story of how milk went global.

Australia, China, Europe, Global, Ireland, New Zealand, Tasmania, United Kingdom
Biosecurity, Civil Society and Social Movement, Economy and Trade, Food Security, Global Challenges, Health, Transport

Invasive Species, Global Trade and Biosecurity: The case of Xylella

Numbers of alien species are rapidly increasing worldwide as a result of increased global trade. This storymap focuses on Xylella fastidiosa, which has devastated Olive trees in Southern Italy and is threatening plant health across Europe.

Africa, Europe, Italy, United Kingdom
Cultural Consumption, Global Challenges, Manufacturing, Poverty, Tourism and Culture

The birdcage craft industry of Da’ou village in globalising rural China

While the Chinese countryside has experienced issues of poverty, deprivation and depopulation, Da’ou village shows an increasing prosperous economy due to its historical birdcage industry that is flourishing in global times.

China, Da’ou Village, Shandong province