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James Kinsella

Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

School of Agriculture & Food Science
G.04A
Agriculture & Food Science Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4
IRELAND

Tel: 353-1-7167760
Email: jim.kinsella@ucd.ie

Biography

 He began his career as a volunteer worker with an international NGO where he worked as a humanitarian worker in Ethiopia and Somalia and as an agricultural development worker in Tanzania and Kenya. On returning to Ireland in the early 1990s he joined University College Dublin where he completed his PhD on farm household decision making processes. Since joining UCD in 1995 he has lectured on: sustainable agriculture and rural development; communications; agricultural extension; social farming; project planning and management; and strategies for development. He took a sabbatical in 2001-3 and worked as Development Specialist with Irish Aid in Zambia where he was responsible for supporting programmes in health, HIV/AIDS, water, sanitation and agriculture. He has a long association with establishment, co-ordination and delivery of taught masters¿ programmes including: the MAgrSc Programme in Rural Development and MAgrSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development; and more recently the MAgrSc in Agricultural Innovation Support and MAgrSc in Agricultural Extension and Innovation Programmes which is delivered in collaboration with Teagasc. His research work encompasses:  rural livelihoods analysis; rural development policy impact; agricultural extension effectiveness; agricultural innovation; piloting of social farming; and measuring social capital. He currently supervises PhD and MSc studies related to on-farm innovation. He lives with his family on a 30ha farm in south Kilkenny and remains actively involved in his local community through sports coaching and voluntary organisations.                       

Publications

Books

D. O' Connor, H. Renting, M. Gorman, J. Kinsella (Eds.); (2006) Driving Rural Development Policy: Policy and Practice in Seven EU Countries. Assen, Netherlands: Van Gorcum. [Details]
Kinsella, J., J. Mannion, P. Bogue and S. Wilson; (2001) `Cost Reduction for Small Scale Dairy Farms in Living Countrysides'. : *. [Details]

Book Chapters

Wilson, S., Mannion, J.P. and Kinsella, J.; (2002) 'The contribution of part-time farming to living countrysides in Ireland' In: van der Ploeg, J.D., Long, A. and Banks, J (eds). Living Countrysides: Rural Development Processes in Europe: The State of the Art. Netherlands: Elsevier. [Details]
Kinsella, J., P Bogue, J Mannion; (2002) '`Cost reduction for small scale dairy farms in County Clare in Living Countrysides'' In: Edited: J. D. van der Ploeg, A. Long and J Banks, Elsevier, NL (eds). Rural Development Processes in Europe - the State of the Art. , pp.150-158 [Details]
Kinsella, J., Bogue, P., Mannion, J.P. and Wilson, S.; (2002) 'Farming Economically' In: van der Ploeg, J.D., Long, Ann. and Banks, Jo (eds). Living Countrysides: Rural Development Processes in Europe: The State of the Art. Netherlands: Elsevier. [Details]
O'Connor, D., Renting, H., Gorman, M. and Kinsella, J.; (2006) 'The Evolution of Rural Development in Europe and the Role of EU Policy (Chapter 1)' In: O'Connor, D., Renting, H., Gorman, M. and Kinsella, J.; (eds). Driving Rural Development: Policy and Practice in Seven EU Countries. Assen, Netherlands: Van Gorcum. [Details]
O'Connor, D., M. Gorman, Wilson, S. and Kinsella, J.; (2006) 'At Home with the Cork Declaration: Rural Development in Ireland (Chapter 6)' In: O'Connor, D., M. Gorman, Wilson, S. and Kinsella, J.; (eds). Driving Rural Development: Policy and Practice in Seven EU Countries. Assen, Netherlands: Van Gorcum. [Details]
Kinsella, J., Renting, H., Gorman. M., Knickel, K. and Roep, D.; (2006) 'The Driving Forces of Rural Development: A Comparative Analysis (Chapter 9)' In: Kinsella, J., Renting, H., Gorman. M., Knickel, K. and Roep, D.; (eds). Driving Rural Development: Policy and Practice in Seven EU Countries. Assen, Netherlands: Van Gorcum. [Details]
Mannion J., M. Gorman and J. Kinsella; (2003) 'Strategies for Local Development in Rural Areas' In: OECD (eds). Agricultural and Rural Development Policies in the Baltic Countries. , pp.209-222 [Details]
Jim Kinsella, Pat Bogue, Joe Mannion and Susan Wilson; (2002) 'Farming Economically' In: Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Ann Long and Jo Banks (eds). Living Countrysides: Rural Development Processes in Europe: The State of the Art. , pp.149-159 [Details]
Wilson, S., J. Mannion and J. Kinsella; (2002) 'The contribution of part-time farming to living countrysides in Ireland' In: Jan Douwe van der Ploeg Ann Long Jo Banks (eds). Living Countrysides: Rural Developoment Processes in Europe - the State of the Art. , pp.164-174 [Details]
Mannion, J., J. Kinsella and P. Bogue; (2001) 'The Leader Community Initiative: Lessons and Possible Applications for Pre-Accession Countries' In: Csaba Csaki Zvi Lerman (eds). The Challenge of Rural Development in the EU Accession Countries. , pp.59-72 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Kinsella, J,Wilson, S,de Jong, F,Renting, H; (2000) 'Pluriactivity as a livelihood strategy in Irish farm households and its role in rural development'. Sociologia Ruralis, 40 :481. [Details]
Monica Gorman, Joe Mannion, Jim Kinsella and Pat Bogue; (2001) 'Connecting Environmental Management and Farm Household Livelihoods: The Rural Environmental Protection Scheme in Ireland'. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 3 :137-147. [DOI] [Details]
O'Brien B., O'Donovan K., Gleeson D., Ruane D.J. Kinsella J; (2006) 'Improving labour productivity to facilitate viability on smaller Irish dairy farms'. Journal of International Farm Management, 4 (3):1-19. Available Online [Details]
O'Brien, Bernadette, Gleeson, David, Ruane Dermot J., Kinsella Jim, O'Donovan, Kevin; (2007) 'labopur demand and supply on irish dairy farms, with reference to specific scale dependant work routines'. Journal of Rural Enterprise and Management, 3 (2):33-44. [Details]
Jim Kinsella, Eamonn Brehony; (2009) 'Are current aid strategies marginalising the already marginalised? Cases from Tanzania'. Development in Practice, 19 (1):51-60. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Jim Kinsella, Stephan Goetz, Mark Partridge, Steven Deller and David Fleming; (2010) 'Evaluating EU Policies for Social and Human Capital Development'. Eurochoices, 9 (1):42-47. [Details]
Thomas Carroll and Jim Kinsella (2013) 'Livelihood improvement and smallholder beekeeping in Kenya: the unrealised potential'. Development in Practice, 23 (3):332-345. [DOI] [Details]
O'Brien, B., K. O'Donovan, D. Gleeson, D. J. Ruane and J. Kinsella .; (2006) 'Improving Labour Productivity to facilitate viability on smaller Irish Dairy Farms'. Farm Management, 3 (4). [Details]
Mannion, J., M. Gorman and J. Kinsella; (2001) 'Connecting farming, the environment and society: a living countryside perspective'. Tearmann, Volume 1 (Issue 1):11-17. [Details]

Other Journals

David Gleeson and Jim Kinsella; (2003) 'Factors affecting future expansion on small-scale dairy farms in Ireland' Journal of Agricultural Manpower Society 3 (1) :17-30. [Details]
O'Brien, B. K. O'Donovan, D. Gleeson, D. Ruane and J. Kinsella; (2004) 'Dairy farm structural features for improved labour efficiency' Irish Farm Buildings Association Journal . [Details]

Conference Publications

O' Donovan, K., B. O'Brien, D. Gleeson, J. Kinsella and D.Ruane; (2000) Labour on Dairy Farms: The Springtime Challenge National Dairy Conference [Details]
O'Brien, B., K. O' Donovan, D. Gleeson, D. Ruane and J. Kinsella; (2002) Labour Efficiency on Dairy Farms Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association Conference [Details]
Gorman, M., Mannion, J., O'Connor, D., Kinsella, J. and Wilson, S.; (2003) The Socio-Economic Impact of Rural Development on Farm Households Proceedings of the Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland 2001/2002 [Details]
O'Brien, B., O'Donovan, K., Kinsella, J., Ruane, D. & Gleeson, D.; (2005) Labour input associated with grassland management on Irish Dairy farms Proceedings of XXth International grassland Congress Sattelite meeting Cork, Ireland, , 03-JUL-05 - 09-JUL-05 [Details]
O'Brien,B., D. Gleeson, D. Ruane, J. Kinsella and K. O'Donovan; (2007) New Knowledge of Facilities and Practices on Irish Dairy Farms - Fundamental Requirements for Effective Extension 23rd Annual AIAEE Conference, Montana USA [Details]
McGloin, A., O¿Connor, D., Kinsella, J. and Hynes, Stephen ; (2009) Social Farming- a means of re-connecting people with agriculture and agriculture with society? Regional Science Association Conference, 2009 [Details]
McGloin, A., O¿Connor, D., Kinsella, J. and Hynes, S.; (2009) Social Farming in Ireland-policy networks as a tool for multi-disciplinary collaboration Campus Engage Conference 2009 [Details]
J. Kinsella; (2009) Innovation in Rural Development: The LEADER approach in Ireland AES/ AESI Annual Conference 2009 [Details]
McGloin, A. O¿Connor, D., Kinsella, J. and Hynes, S. ; (2009) Social Farming in Ireland: Exploring Approaches to Network Building Irish Rural Studies Symposia (Chair of Irish Agriculture session) Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland, , 01-SEP-09 - 01-NOV-11 [Details]
Jim Kinsella; (2010) Semi-subsistence Farming: Concepts and Key Issues ¿ The Case of Smallholders in Ireland EU ENRD Conference on Semi-subsistence farming in the EU: Current situation and future prospects Sibiu Romania, , 13-OCT-10 - 15-OCT-10 Available Online [Details]
McGloin, A., O'Connor, D. and Kinsella, J.; (2011) SOCIAL FARMING IN IRELAND: BRIDGING THE GAP - FROM A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE TO A BOUNDARY ORGANISATION XXIV European Congress for Rural Sociology, ESRS 2011 [Details]
Jim Kinsella and Deirdre O'Connor; (2011) Changing Agriculture and Rural Development - The case of Ireland SANPAD Rural Development Theme Conference - Beijing, Feb 28th to March 2nd 2011 [Details]
Jim Kinsella (2014) Social Farming: An Enhancement to traditional day Care Services - Lessons from the SoFAB project (2011-2014) Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) Annual Conference 2014 Wexford, , 09-MAY-14 - 10-MAY-14 [Details]
Jim Kinsella (2014) The SoFAB Experience (2011-2014) Second Social Farming Across Borders Conference: Connecting People Improving Lives Belfast, , 10-SEP-14 - 10-SEP-14 [DOI] [Details]
Jim Kinsella (2014) Costs of Service Delivery: Social Farming in Ireland and Northern Ireland Second Social Farming Across Borders Conference: Connecting People Improving Lives Belfast, , 10-SEP-14 - 10-SEP-14 [DOI] [Details]
Monica Gorman and Jim Kinsella (2014) Building Core Competencies of Farm Advisers for Emerging Roles UCD/Teagasc KT Conference ¿Driving Farm Innovation through Knowledge Transfer Dublin, , 03-OCT-14 - 03-OCT-14 , pp.1-10 [Details]
Jim Kinsella (2014) Advisory Services at a Crossroads Agricultural Science Association Annual Conference 2014: Keeping pace with global food trends , 12-SEP-14 - 13-SEP-14 , pp.1-10 [Details]
O'Brien, B., Gleeson, D., Ruane, D., Kinsella, J. and O'Donovan, K. ; (2007) Profile labour demand, resources and contribution on Irish dairy farms The 16th International Farm Management Association Congress University College Cork, Ireland, , 15-JUL-07 - 20-JUL-07 [Details]
Kinsella J.; (2006) Realising Potentials for Small Scale Farm Households in Africa Development Cooperation Ireland Third Level Conference2006: Linking the Global and the Local Dublin City University, Ireland, , 23-MAR-06 - 24-MAR-06 [Details]
Jim Kinsella; (2006) Agriculture and Pro-poor Growth: Key Institutional Issues Conference on Millennium Development Goals and Agriculture, Firenze, Italy [Details]

Published Reports

Kinsella, J., J. Mannion, P. Bogue and P. Slattery ; (1999) Creating a New Future for Dairy Farm Households - A Key Element of Rural Renewal. RRD Ltd, RRD Clare. [Details]
J. Kinsella and D. O'Connor; (2009) A Context for Rural Housing in Ireland. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Protection Agency Wexford. [Details]
Brereton, F, Brophy, V, Bullock, C, Clinch JP, Foley, K, Gilbert, D, Gkartzios, M, Kinsella, J, Norris, M, O'Connor, D, O'Daly, G, Redemond, D, Russell, P Scott, M and Winston, Nark Scott and Nessa Winston; (2010) Sustainable Rural Development: Managing Housing in the Countryside: Final STRIVE Report (2005-SD-MS-41-M)). EPA, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
Jim Kinsella Deirdre O'Connor Brian Smyth and Roy Nelson (2014) Institutional Arrangements for Promoting and Enabling Social Farming in Ireland and Northern Ireland: Report of the Social Farming Across Borders Project. SoFAB, Leitrim. [DOI] [Details]
Jim Kinsella Deirdre O'Connor Brian Smyth and Roy Nelson (2014) Costs and Benefits of Social Farming: Report of the Social Farming Across Borders Project. SoFAB, Leitrim. [DOI] [Details]
           

Reports

Kinsella, J.; (2006) Promoting Pro-Poor Growth through Agriculture. Reports [Details]
 

Invited Seminars

J. Mannion and J. Kinsella; (2009) A New Rural Development Policy for a New Rural Ireland. Invited Seminars [Details]
                                         

CD-ROM

Mulhall, L. Kinsella, J., Markey, A.P.; (2004) Communications in Development: Interpersonal Communications. CD-ROM [Details]
                                                 

Research

Research Interests

Sustainable rural livelihoods
Rural poverty
Social Farming
Agricultural extension and knowledge transfer
Analysis of rural development policy
Role of institutions in rural development
Social capital and rural development

Rural communications and identity
Multifunctional agriculture in the EU and Ireland

Research Projects

Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : No Project title to migrate.
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-95 / 30-SEP-97
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : No Project title to migrate.
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-96 / 30-SEP-98
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : No Project title to migrate.
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-96 / 30-SEP-98
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Examination of labour on Irish Dairy Farms
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-99 / 31-AUG-02
Sponsor : Self Help Development Int'l
Title : Examination of the role of community in sustainable development: Lessons from the experience of an Irish NGO in Africa
Start Date / End Date : 15-OCT-99 / 14-OCT-01
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Young farmer innovation practices for agricultural and rural development
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-10 / 30-NOV-14
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Learning from Benchmarking Farmers
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-10 / 30-JUN-12
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Dairy Efficiency Programme
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-10 / 30-JUN-12
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : An assessment of the potential of drystock discussion groups as an effective extension tool
Start Date / End Date : 12-SEP-11 / 11-JUN-13
Sponsor : EC - European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Title : Improving People's Lives through Social Farming in Cross Border Region of Ireland and N Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-AUG-11 / 30-SEP-14
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Advisory Support in Remote Areas
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-12 / 30-JUN-14
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : The impact of a selected Teagasc agricultural education programme
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-12 / 30-JUN-14
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : AGRIDIET
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-12 / 31-JUL-16
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Sustainable intensification of milk production ¿ The role of innovation, technology and best practice adoption
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-13 / 31-AUG-17
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Design and pilot new approaches to encourage accurate record keeping and use of the Teagasc PigSys Recording Programme
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-13 / 31-MAY-15
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Use of Local Radio in knowledge transfer - assessment of current practice, and establishment of online radio interview and audio blogs as a KT support
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-13 / 30-JUN-15
Sponsor : Dept. Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)
Title : Analysis of the Functioning of Irish Agricultural Land Markets
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-13 / 30-NOV-15
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Review of advisory tools and methodologies to engage with 'hard to reach' dairy farmers
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-14 / 30-JUN-16

Recent Postgraduates

Current Postgraduate Students

Andrew Dunne, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor