Now RDI has a Blog Too!

by the editors 17/12/2014 Brandon University’s Rural Developement Institute (RDI) started a blog this fall: https://www.brandonu.ca/rdi/rdi-blog-rural-development-in-canada/ Head over there for more stories on rural developement in Canada. Exploring Rurality contributor Wayne Kelly has already done postings to the RDI Blog. Thanks for the tip, Yakub! Picture: Screendump from the RDI blog

Can EU CAP it?

The international think tank on european agriculture and rural development “Groupe de Bruges” has developed a comprehensive e-learning course on the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). We expect that this might be of interest to many of our readers. The following is The Groupe de Bruges presentation of their course. If any of you follows Read More …

Registration Open for Penn State’s Rural Studies Conference Feb. 2015

Please join the Rural Sociology Graduate Student Association (RSGA) at The Pennsylvania State University for our second annual Rural Studies Graduate Studies Conference February 13-14, 2015 on Penn State’s campus in State College, Pennsylvania. Registration is now open and can be found here. This conference welcomes graduate students from all disciplines and all institutions who study Read More …

Recently Read: Land grabbing in Canada? It is becomming a reallity

By the editors 19/11/2014 This is what we have recently read that we think can be of interst for you. Please remember that we much appreciate input on worth reading articles from our rural prosperity community! Poorer regions struggling to catch up in advanced economies, says OECD Regional Outlook 2014 Why Post Offices Need to Offer Read More …

New Volume of The Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD)

by the editors, 6/11/2014 The Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD) is pleased to announce the release of Volume 9, Issue 3. This is a general issue. The topics are varied, including: economic and business development, resource development and conservation, government programming, education, health care, planning, and tourism. The geography is also broad, including research Read More …

International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics

By the editors 29/10/2014 An international student call for pluralism in economics Over 65 associations of economics students from over 30 different countries, believe it is time to reconsider the way economics is taught. It is time to rethink the limits of economics and our ability to contend with the multidimensional challenges of the 21st century Read More …

The Rural Policy Learning Commons (RPLC) is Officially Launched!

Great news from Brandon University! Check out this new initiative with great significance for ICRPS and all the partner institutions. by Bill Reimer 18/10/2014 The Rural Policy Learning Commons (RPLC) was officially launched on Wednesday (August 27th). The Canadian Secretary of State for Science and Technology highlighted our project as he announced the funding of Read More …

Call for Session Proposals: Sustainable and Just Rural Transitions

We were asked to post this to the blog, and of course, we are happy to! Looks like something that could be of interested to quite a few of you?   “October 2014: First call for session proposals (due by January 15, 2015) Sustainable and Just Rural Transitions: Connections and Complexities IRSA XIV World Congress of Rural Sociology Read More …

Recently Read: Thinking, Debating And Doing – New Experiences of Farming

by the editors 02/10/2014 “Growing biointensive”  is both an agricultural methodology and an international movement with people having alternative experiences A Berlin based company called Infarm takes urban farming to a new level. You can now grow micro greens in your own kitchen by using their growing kit. It´s reusable and allows you to see Read More …