The soybean trap: Challenges and risks for Brazilian producers

The soybean trap Challenges and risks for Brazilian producers

The growth in the international soybean market has attracted thousands of new farmers as well as foreign capital investments. The highly connected and globalised food commodities market heats up this new agribusiness landscape making soybean producers vulnerable to financial risks whilst tying them into a cycle of investment and debt. Dr Ramon Bicudo and Professor Emilio F. Moran, both from […]

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Harnessing anger for social change

Harnessing anger for social change

Dr Monique Turner of Michigan State University, is an expert in persuasion and health and risk communication, and is conducting research into the way people cognitively process campaign messages. Emotions, including anger, are known to be predominant in persuasion, decision-making and risk assessments. Although commonly associated with negative behaviours, anger as a positive motivator in behaviour change is a promising […]

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Flipping the script: Leveraging leadership development training in young athletes

Flipping the script: Leveraging leadership development training in young athletes

A free online captain’s training course is teaching high school athletes how to become effective team leaders. By introducing a “flipped classroom” approach to supplement the course, Jedediah E. Blanton and his colleagues at the University of Tennessee have helped students transfer these leadership assets to their teams, and to other areas of their life. Drawing upon over ten years of […]

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