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…

April 12, 2018

11th OECD Rural Development Conference 9-12 April 2018

The 11th OECD Rural Development Conference brought together leading policy makers, private sector and renowned experts to exchange experiences and good practices on issues related to innovation in rural areas, including the development of policies to benefit from the 10 key drivers of rural change, and making the most of opportunities for job creation, economic growth, and service delivery.…

March 28, 2018

Call for Evidence on Experience of Concentrated Land Ownership

Scotland has an unusually concentrated pattern of land ownership compared to other countries and the pattern has remained largely unchanged for decades. Concern about the effects that this has on rural communities and the wider public interest has long been a central issue in the land reform debate in Scotland. To read the full story,…

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