Til death do us part

Jul 27 2018 Posted: 12:33 IST
Dr Shane Conway, Dr John McDonagh and Dr Maura Farrell in the Discipline of Geography’s Rural Studies Research Cluster at NUI Galway, have recently published a paper in the International Journal of Agricultural Management entitled ‘Till death do us part: Exploring the Irish farmer-farm relationship in later life through the lens of Insideness’.   Applying Rowles’ concept of ‘insideness’ as a theoretical framework, this paper brings into focus the suitability and appropriateness of previous and existing farm transfer policy strategies, by presenting an insightful, nuanced analysis of the deeply embedded attachment older farmers have with their farms, and how such a bond can stifle the necessary hand over of the farm business to the next generation [READ]

Dr Shane Conway, Discipline of Geography

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