What Is Rural Community Development?
Community Development in Rural Areas
Rural community development is important in the UK. Rural areas are often the most deprived in the country. Rural Community Councils help rural communities secure sustainable futures. Local rural communities are supported by community development workers.
The role of economics and social sciences in the study, development and practice for rural communities
The majority of the world's rural population depends on the agricultural sector for their livelihoods, so it's obvious that efforts to promote growth are needed. The promotion of agricultural development and small-scale agriculture has always been a central feature of rural development policy. Current opinion is divided on the relative importance of different sectors and of agriculture.
There is a view that the development of the rural economy is dependent on the growth of the small farm sector, and that it is the driving force in efforts to reduce poverty. Environmentalsustainability is a concern in rural development. The subject is important in rural development since so much economic activity, notably agriculture, is dependent on natural resources and has a very direct impact upon them.
The high prevalence of poverty in rural areas is what makes the attention given to poverty in the field of rural development so important. Most of the world's poor live in rural areas and it is in the rural areas that poverty and associated deprivations are typically at their most extreme. The world and poverty are becoming more urbanised.
The problem of urban poverty is a high priority for the international development agenda, so it would be wrong to say that poverty concerns are exclusive to rural development. The Millennium Development Goal goal of halving the number of people living in poverty by 2015 highlights the mainstreaming of poverty as a focus of policy. The study and practice of rural development requires skills and insights from a wide range of disciplines because of the broad concerns and multi-dimensional nature of rural development.
The Role of Global Production Networks in the Development and Economic Performance Of Rural Communities
Rural development is the process of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in relatively isolated and sparse areas. Rural development has traditionally centered on exploitation of land-intensive natural resources. The character of rural areas has changed due to changes in global production networks.
Public Policy and Community Economic Development
Economic development leaders and elected officials can connect the dots between the role of public policy and community economic development by naming the local needs, setting some goals, and innovatively developing public policy as a tool to create a thriving rural community.