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Coverage of rural development since February 26, 2023.

B.C. cougar assessment: new technical report details population trends B.C. Wildlife Federation

"...The study is led by PhD student Siobhan Darlington supervisors Dr. Adam Ford and Dr. Karen Hodges and wildlife biologists..."


Make the next federal vote a carbon tax election, Poilievre challenges Trudeau

"...The Conservatives moved on Wednesday to make carbon pricing the ballot box question in the next election, seizing on the publics anxiety about affordability and seeing a crack in the Liberals carbon-price armour..."


'Absolutely not': No more carve-outs when it comes to carbon pricing, Trudeau says

"...Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will be no further carbon price carve-outs, including for natural gas heating, as criticism mounts of his decision to temporarily exempt home heating oil from the policy..."


World News in Brief: Aid workers under attack, DR Congo food crisis, Niger floods

"...Mr. Laerke highlighted the dire humanitarian needs in both countries and the funding gaps. The humanitarian response plan for Sudan remains only 32 per cent funded while the response in South Sudan has received 53 per cent of the required funds..."


Former WHO scientist to talk public health at University of Guelph

"...In a news release, the university hopes the appearance by Swaminathan will further strengthen its ties with India on health, nutrition, well-being, and sustainable development. She is also the chair of the M. S..."


Halifax council approves growth planning strategy as climate change, wildfires pose risks

"...This plan asks: What does Halifax look like as a region of one million people?The work began in February 2020 and is on track to finish Phase 4 on schedule in 2024. Climate change, wildfire mitigationThe 353-page document was released this month, during a particularly challenging and tumultuous time in the aftermath of the wildfires that swept through the Upper Tantallon and Hammonds Plains areas. When planning for future growth, it said proposed developments should support and respect the natural environment..."


Public Notice Of Aquaculture Licence Application

"...Alternatively, hard copy comments may be directed to the Section Head, Aquaculture, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development at 142 2080 Labieux Rd, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6J9..."


Minister issues statement applauding the Broughton Aquaculture Transition Initiative

"...Cullen added he would like to acknowledge the past efforts and leadership of ‘Namgis Chief Councillor Don Svanvik, former Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis Chief Councillor Robert Chamberlin, and former Mamalilikulla Chief Councillor Richard Sumner, as well as Lana Popham, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, former premier John Horgan, Doug Donaldson, former minister of forests, lands, resource operations and rural development, and Scott Fraser, former minister of Indigenous relations and reconciliation. They all helped get us to this point..."


New B.C. program aims to help farmers adapt to climate change

"...On Sunday, the provincial government announced a new program to help farmers adapt to the changing conditions. The Perennial Crop Renewal program is set to revitalize hazelnut, grape, berry, and tree-fruit production and increase the competitiveness and resiliency of B. C..."


After losing community store 15 years ago, Pomquet on track to get country market

"...An application to amend the Central Antigonish Plan Area Land Use Bylaw to re-zone a portion of property identified as a rural development zone, RD-1, to a rural commercial zone, RC-1, would allow for the development of a country market..."


Vernon research station one of numerous test sites for climate-based seed transfer

"...CSRD board receives presentation on forestry climate change adaptation strategy Lachlan LabereFeb. 28, 2023 10:00 a. m..."


Natural resources more than sunset industries

"...Our BC Liberal Caucus sees rural B. C. as vital and valuable..."


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Assistant Deputy Minister Rural Opportunities, Tenures and Engineering - Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (Victoria, BC)

"...The ADM establishes and maintains close liaison and effective working relationships with senior representatives of other provincial agencies, other provincial governments, the federal government, industry and resource development businesses, trade unions and business..."

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Recent episodes that mention rural development.

3/19/21 - Land Conservancies; Fix a Leak Week

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"...More than 32,000 acres of land have come under the protection of Michigan land conservancies since 2017..."


7/31/20 - Seeds from China; Electronics Recycling

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"...The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is warning residents not to open or plant unsolicited seeds from China..."


Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about rural development.

Katie Meinhold - Commercialization of Baobab Fruit Products as Exemplary NTFP: Lessons from Markets

"...Katie Meinhold is with the Sustainable Food Systems Research Centre at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, where the sustainable utilization of wild plants and forest products is one of the research priorities..."


Sam Cook & Mavis Gragg: Its a Family Affair: Understanding Heirs Property and Forestland Ownership

"...Mavis Gragg is an attorney and director of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program with the American Forest Foundation..."


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about rural development relevant to the latest news.

Global Food Security, and Economic and Agricultural Development

"...This chapter aims to present factors affecting global food demand and supply conditions and to find potential solutions to global food security problems..."


Bamboo Gasification for Sustainable Energy and Rural Development in Uganda

"...Bamboo gasification is a promising social innovation for sustainable energy and rural development in Uganda..."


Dynamic changes and transitions of agricultural landscape patterns in mountainous areas: A case study from the hinterland of th

"...Overall, the results of this study reveal the uniqueness of agricultural landscape pattern evolutions in China?s mountainous areas in recent decades, which has enlightened the in-depth understandings of rural land use and agricultural ecosystems in mountainous areas of the TGRA, as well as improvements in rural developments and ecological environments..."


Path of Rural Sustainable Development Based on the Evolution and Interaction of Rural Functions: A Case Study of Chongqing Muni

"...The results show that from 2009 to 2019, the three main functions of production, living and ecology in Chongqing?s villages have been greatly enhanced, especially the production function..."


Forest carbon removal potential and sustainable development in Japan

"...This study predicted Japan?s forest CO2 removal by afforestation and forest management and its monetary value until 2042 from national to gridded level, with statistical data and complementary satellite data products, and explored how that CO2 removal will contribute to sustainable development under the inclusive wealth (IW) framework..."


Rural Development in Japan

"...Thereafter, I shall discuss the rebuilding of communities through exchanges with cities, establishing next-generation agriculture by utilizing information and communication technology (ICT), developing renewable energy by utilizing local resources, and establishing new connections that complement each other?s roles within the region, as necessary, for sustainable rural development in the future..."


Social networks of online rural entrepreneurs: the case of Turkey

"...Today, entrepreneurs, the main actors in achieving and sustaining rural development, have a unique opportunity in the exploitation of social capital in rural areas by utilizing the digital platforms..."


A review of the potential application of lignin in the production of bio-binder: challenges and opportunities

"...Under this domain, the invention of bio-ethanol also known as 2G-ethanol from crop residue (lignocellulosic biomass) took place and is contributing toward rural development and energy independence..."


A Study of Role of It in Rural Development in India: Opportunities and Challenges

"...It is evident that increasing access to information technology supports rural development and empowers rural populations..."


Prospects and Objectives for Organic Agriculture Development in the North-West Russia

"...To date, using the Finnish experience, a system of organic technologies and monitoring in agroecosystems has been created..."


Spatio-temporal Evolution of the Rural Regional System and Its Evolution Mechanism in Huang-Huai-Hai Area of China

"...Factors such as county urbanization, county economy, county public service, agricultural mechanization, surrounding cities and convenient transportation will affect the evolution of rural regional systems..."