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 …

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 …

New Issue of JRCD: “Community Impacts from Large Oil and Natural Gas Ventures in Rural and Remote Areas”

by Doug Ramsey, 20/4/2014 The Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD) is pleased to announce the release of Volume 9, Issue 1 (2014) titled ‘Community Impacts from Large Oil and Natural Gas Ventures in Rural and Remote Areas.’ The special issue editors are Andrew Taylor (Charles Darwin University, Australia) and Dean Carson (Flinders University Read More …

Getting the Word Out

by Doug Ramsey 04/02/2014 While the Journal of Rural Policy Studies conceived by ICRPS founders did not come to fruition, myself with others (including ICRPS members not mentioned in John Bryden’s history of ICRPS) did found the Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD) in 2005. Given my recent post about technology I thought it Read More …

Recently Read: Injecting Hope in Rural Kansas

by the editors, 06/02/2013 OECD 8th Rural Development Policy Conference: The presentations of the OECD 8th Rural Development Policy Conference are now available online. Rural Land in Australia: A framework for the measurement and analysis of nationwide patterns of ownership change, aggregation and fragmentation. The Greening of Canadian Agriculture – How to make farmers better stewards of the Read More …

The next big resource? Harnessing Digital Youth in rural Canada

by Wayne Kelly, 21/01/2013 After a five year hiatus, I have started doing some work again in the area of rural youth, a critical issue for rural communities. One of the projects I am working on focuses on the importance of digital skills and the knowledge-based economy for rural youth. Economic development in rural Canada Read More …

ICRPS Collaboration: Comparative Research in Agriculture

by Doug Ramsey, 08/01/2013 One of my hopes with ICRPS was the development of research collaborations. For the past few years I have been developing research projects with Vicky Soldevila (ICRPS alum year 1 and 2) and Lourdes Viladomiu (ICRPS faculty member). The research area is the hog sectors of Manitoba, Canada and Catalonia, Spain.

ICRPS 2012: July 4th US Independence day (and presentations too)

by Oriol Forcada 04/07/2012 July 4th, Independence day. Shame you missed the fireworks but I missed the eurocup final and I don’t regret it cause it has been real fun being here. So, today is our “Presentation day” and we will be seeing what everybody’s work has turned out. Presentations: Food started the conference – Read More …