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Recent Commissions (2009-)

English Language Editing


Currently in-house editor for Farming Matters, Ecology and Farming and Lutra.


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 farming and marketing, low external input crop and livestock systems, environmental assessment and community-based climate adaptation.

Journal Articles

Numerous journal articles in the fields of: rural development and rural sociology, organic and sustainable agriculture, development and environmental economics, marketing, landscape management and change, 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 Environmental Policy and Planning, Environment and Development Economics, the Journal of Rural Studies, the British Food Journal, Land Use Policy, Public Administration, Technology and Human Values, Sociologia Ruralis, Medical Anthropology, the Journal of Dairy Research, the International Journal of the Sociology of Agriculture and Food and the Journal of Agrarian Change.

PHD Theses

Topics include: landscape management, cultural heritage, carbon sequestration, community management of forestry resources, extension services, plant protection, trade barriers and organic consumption patterns.


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 gender aspects of dam building.