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Multifunctionality and rural development : the actual situation in Europe
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Rural development is regarded as a reaction on the modernization paradigm that has dominated agricultural development in the last decades. The farm income basis can be diversified by broadening, deepening and regrounding the farm enterprise. What this exactly

Information and communication technology in rural development
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Subhash Bhatnagar is CMC Professor of IT at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA). His research, teaching and consulting work covers National IT Policy, IT for development , MIS design frameworks, and Decision Support Systems. He is currently

ICTs and Rural Development : Review of the Literature, Current
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Industrial society has moved into an era of advanced technological innovation, affecting the way developed countries run their businesses, their institutions and lead their lives. One of the areas in which these technological advances are dramatically influencing peoples lives

Papua New Guinea rural development handbook
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It gives me great pleasure to write a preface for the Papua New Guinea Rural Development Handbook. The handbook is a very useful outcome resulting from cooperation and collaboration between Papua New Guinean and Australian research organisations over a

Agricultural extension, rural development and the food security challenge
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4.2. 1 It is recommended that governments develop a new and expanded policy agenda for agricultural extension and communication for rural development focusing national attention on food security and income generation of the rural poor. 4.2. 2 It is recommended that

Eleventh Five Year Plan 2007-12. Volume-III. Agriculture, Rural Development , Industry, Services and Physical Infrastructure
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Planning Commission 2008 14.139.60.153 Page 1. Eleventh Five Year Plan 2007-12 V olume III Volume III agrIculture, rural deVelopment , Industry, serVIces, and physIcal Infrastructure Eleventh Five Year Plan 2007-12 Planning Commission Government of India Page 2. Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007 2012) Agriculture

Gender issues in agriculture and rural development in Nigeria: The role of women
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Most farmers in Nigeria operate at the subsistence, smallholder level in an extensive agricultural system; hence in their hands lies the countrys food security and agricultural development . Particularly striking, however, is the fact that rural women, more than their

The economics of sustainable energy for rural development : a study of renewable energy in rural China
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This paper examines recent modeling efforts and case studies to evaluate the economic viability of offgrid renewable energy technologies for rural application in developing countries. Case studies have been conducted for a representative sample of 41 households

Monitoring and evaluation of agriculture and rural development projects
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Awareness of the need to monitor and evaluate agriculture and rural development projects during implementation has developed rapidly in recent years; a large proportion of projects include specific components for this purpose. In many instances such awareness has not

Beyond the conventional wisdom: Rural development as if Australias rural people and communities really mattered
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When we were approached by Australias Commonwealth Department of Primary Industries and Energy (DPIE) in June 1993 and asked to write a report on rural Australia, the officials there did not have in mind the document now in your hands. They asked us to prepare a

A Malay village and Malaysia: social values and rural development
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The aim of this brief repon is to concentrate attention on a specific topic: the conduct of Malay Villagers in their relationships with their outside world and the values and attitudes that underlie this conduct. The scope of a report such as this lies somewhere between a

Universities, the knowledge economy andneo-endogenous rural development
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Sum m ary Universities have played an important role in the emergence of the knowledge economy. However, in contrast to hi-technology clusters and university spin-outcompanies, little attention has been paid to the potential of universities to stimulate neo-endogenous

Decentralization and rural development in Mexico: community participation in Oaxacas municipal funds program
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O 1996 by the Regents of the University of Califomia-PubÌished by. he Cente¡ for US- Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Díego. All dghis¡ ese¡ ved u¡ rder Intemational and Pan-Amedcan Convenlions. No pa of this publication be reproduced

Telecenters for socioeconomic and rural development in Latin America and the Caribbean
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The basic telecenter that is common in Latin America and the Caribbean, mainly in urban areas, has fairly standard features. It consists of premises stocked with several computer terminals11 and simple furnishings consisting of chairs or classroom desks for users and

Rural development : Problems and practices
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1. The framework of development -Food and Agriculture problems of low potential areas-in particular, small-scale farming be facing. In practice, there will not be one new rural development narrative, but several RURAL DEVELOPMENT : PROBLEMS AND

Education as a rural development strategy
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Educational attainment in rural America reached a historic high in 2000, with nearly one in six rural adults holding a 4-year college degree, and more than three in four completing high school. As the demand for workers with higher educational qualifications rises, many rural

Emerging issues in rural development
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1 The background papers and other materials are to be found in I. Urey (ed) Emerging Issues in Rural Development : A background paper, mimeo, Overseas Development Institute, London, January 2001. The principal contributors are: Caroline Ashley, Stephen Devereux, Andrew

Urban migrants and rural development in Kenya
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There is incessant controversy surrounding the role played by urban migrants in rural development in the developing countries in view of sporadic empirical evidence on the subject. Students of migration and rural development are sharply divided between those

Migration and rural development
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The paper summarizes the key routes through which internal and international migration impact rural development and some of the evidence pertaining to these effects in low income countries. It concludes that, although the study of migration impacts on rural
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