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Recent Commissions (2011-)

English Language Editing


In-house language editor for Farming Matters, Ecology and Farming and Lutra.

Journal Articles

Over the past five years TextualHealing has edited numerous journal articles in the fields of rural development and rural sociology, organic and sustainable agriculture, developmental and environmental economics, marketing, supply chains, landscape, water and resource management, ecology, governance, policy and public administration, resource management, climate change, animal welfare, gender and regional and traditional foods.

Journals in which these articles have been published include: the Journal of Agrarian Change, the Journal of Rural Studies, the Journal of Peasant Studies, Food Policy, the Journal of Nutrition, Environment and Planning, Sociologica Ruralis, the International Journal of the Sociology of Agriculture and Food, the International Journal of Food Policy, Coastal and Ocean Management, the Agricultural Water Management Journal and Land Use Policy.


Ploeg, J.D. van der and Ye, J. (2016), China’s Peasant Agriculture and Rural Society: Changing paradigms of farming, Routledge, London.

Rungren, G (2014) Global Eating Disorder, Routledge, London.

Hebinck, P , S. Schneider & J.D. van der Ploeg (eds) (2014) Rural Development and the Construction of New Markets. Routledge, London,

Ploeg, J. D. van der (2013) Peasants and the Art of Farming: a Chayanovian Manifesto, Fernwood Publishing, Halifax and Winnipeg.


Various thematic reports on environment and development issues, agriculture and food security, crop and livestock breeding, drought management, agrofuels, GM crops, international financial institutes, the environmental and social impacts of coal mining and infrastructure development, climate change adaptation, water rights and sanitation, empowering civil society and gender. Plus annual and end-of-project reports for several major Dutch NGOs

Training Manuals

A wide range: including publications on organic supply chains in Turkey and Ukraine, low external input crop and livestock systems, environmental assessment and community-based climate adaptation.

PHD Theses

Topics include: landscape management, cultural heritage, carbon sequestration, community forestry management, extension services, plant protection, trade barriers, organic consumption patterns, responsible innovation, waste management in Africa, and international study experiences.


Other projects include preparing funding applications, project proposals, material for websites, membership drives and other materials for promotional and educational purposes.

Research and Writing

Finally, while only a small proportion of TextualHealing's work, there have also been some more creative research and copy-writing commissions including: reports and articles on small-scale agriculture in Africa, agroecology, climate change adaptation, future agendas for organic agricultural research and the gender aspects of dam building.