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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge


Rural, agricultural and environmental policy

Land and property institutions and governance

Rural change and development


Key publications: 

Hodge, Ian (2016) The Governance of the Countryside: Property, Planning and Policy. Cambridge University Press.

Tuomisto, Hanna, Hodge, Ian, Riordan, Philip, Macdonald, David. (2012) Comparing energy balances, greenhouse gas balances and biodiversity impacts of contrasting farming systems with alternative land uses. Agricultural Systems (in press).

Hodge, I.D. and Adams, W.M. (2012) Neoliberalisation, rural land trusts and institutional blending. Geoforum published online Jan 2012.

Hodge, Ian (2012) The Governance of Rural Landscapes: Property, Complexity and Policy. Chapter 5, in Martijn van der Heide and Wim Heijman (eds.) The Economic Value of Landscapes, Routledge, London (forthcoming).

Milheiras, Sérgio and Hodge, Ian (2011) Attitudes towards compensation for wolf damage to livestock in Viana do Castelo, North of Portugal. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 24:3, 333-351

Hodge, I.D. and Adams, W.M. (2011) Forest sales – after the storm. Ecos 32 (1) 9-14.

Adams, William M. and Hodge, Ian D. (2010) The Crown Jewels and the Big Society. Ecos. 31 (3/4) 28-35.

Rands, Michael R. W., Adams, William M., Bennun, Leon, Butchart, Stuart H. M., Clements, Andrew, Coomes, David, Entwistle, Abigail, Hodge, Ian, Kapos, Valerie, Scharlemann, Jörn P. W., Sutherland, William J., and Vira, Bhaskar (2010) Biodiversity Conservation: Challenges Beyond 2010. Science 329, 1298 – 1303.

Ian was interviewed for our 'Meet the Researcher' series. READ THE INTERVIEW HERE.

Professor of Rural Economy, Department of Land Economy
Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Member, Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Economics Advisory Panel
Professor Ian  Hodge
Not available for consultancy


Departments and institutes: 
Person keywords: 
institutions and the governance of the countryside
rural development and land use
Environmental management
agri-environmental policy
rural economic change
rural policy analysis and evaluation

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Plant Biology

Food Lanscapes

Infectious Diseases


Political Economy

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Supply Chains

Land Resources

Food and Health


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