28 / 02 / 2018

Three months in the post-doctoral program

Author: Miķelis Grīviņš

During these three months we have successfully achieved a number of project results:

- A first academic publication has been published. The paper asks two research questions: what aspects have facilitated the shift from foraging for wild blueberries as a subsistence activity associated with cultural heritage, to the globally integrated market sector it is today, and what properties of the blueberry market and the associated structural and political context have allowed local communities to maintain ownership over wild products? Here is a full reference to the publication: Grivins, M., Tisenkopfs, T. (2018). Benefitting from the global, protecting the local: The nested markets of wild product trade. Journal of Rural Studies. Forthcoming.
- A blog has been developed for the research project, and first blog article has been published.
- Analysis of possible theoretical and empirical solutions introduced in the study has been started.

For more information on TRUSt project, please contact Mikelis Grivins (

This study is financially supported by the ERAF Post-doctoral Research Support Program project No research application No