April 12, 2018

Edinburgh Policy Statement on Enhancing Rural Innovation

At the closing session of the 11th OECD Rural Development Conference held in Edinburgh (9 – 12 April, 2018), the Edinburgh Policy Statement on Enhancing Rural Innovation was adopted.

The Statement stresses the importance of defining rural development beyond agriculture; recognises that rurality is not synonymous with decline; and aims for rural policies that leverage regional assets.

To read the full policy statement, click here.