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Rural Development

Contemporary Issues and Practices

Edited by Rashid Solagberu Adisa

University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Development of rural areas has witnessed increasing attention globally, especially over the past three to four decades. The highpoint in the renewed global interest in the development of rural people and their environment was reached with the setting of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the year 2000. All of the set goals are basically rural development goals. With less than four years to the deadline for the achievement of the MDGs, it is almost certain that the goals are far from being achieved in, especially, most developing countries for whom the MDGs were essentially set. The struggle thus continues for rural development. As long as problems of poverty, disease, illiteracy, unemployment, poor infrastructure, environmental degradation and others persist (or increase) in rural communities, better and more result-oriented solutions to perennial and emerging problems of rural communities would be required. But rural development, in spite of the variations in thresholds of rurality among nations, is not exclusively a Third World or ‘developing countries’ process, owing to its multi-dimensionality. It is a global phenomenon that obviously requires global strategies. This book not only looks at rural development from its multi-dimensional perspectives, it is also a product of the experiences and expertise of distinguished scholars across the continents. Aiming to provide a comprehensive single volume that addresses salient issues and practices in rural development, the book covers themes ranging from sustainable agriculture, biodiversity conservation, strategic environmental assessment, renewable energy, rural financial resources, assessment of protected areas to statistics for rural development policy. Other subject matters covered by the book include social marginality, land use conflict, gender, cooperatives, animal health, rural marketing, information and communication technology, micro-business, and rural economic crisis. The book is thus an invaluable source of useful information on contemporary issues in rural development for researchers, policy makers, and students of rural development and other related fields.

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Rural DevelopmentContemporary Issues and PracticesEdited by Rashid Solagberu Adisa

Published: April 20th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1399

ISBN: 978-953-51-0461-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4301-7

Copyright year: 2012

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68233 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

39 Web of Science Citations

44 Dimensions Citations


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1. Rural Development in the Twenty-First Century as a Global Necessity

By Rashid Solagberu Adisa


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2. Sustainable Agriculture – A Panacea for Achieving Biodiversity Conservation and Rural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa?

By Simon M. Munthali, Richard M. Mkandawire and Nasson Tembo


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3. Renewable Energy for Rural Development – A Namibian Experience

By Ravinder Rena


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4. The Multi-Functionality of Agriculture and Territorial Governance – A Learning Process in an Island Environment (Réunion)

By Michel Dulcire, Eduardo Chia and Marc Piraux


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5. New Insights into the Assessment of Protected Areas – Integrating Rural Development

By Iker Etxano


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6. Land Use Conflict Between Farmers and Herdsmen – Implications for Agricultural and Rural Development in Nigeria

By Rashid Solagberu Adisa


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7. Technological Model and Sustainable Rural Development for Rainy-Spell Corn Producers in Mexico

By Miguel A. Damian-Huato, Artemio Cruz-Leon, Benito Ramirez-Valverde, Agustin Aragon-Garcia, A. Patricia Ramirez-Carrasco and Jesus F. Lopez-Olguin


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8. Gender Issues in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development in Nigeria

By Stella O. Odebode


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9. Social Marginality and Subsistence Agriculture – Way of Life in Rural Communities in Central Mexico

By Maria Estela Orozco Hernandez


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10. From Tsetse Control to Sustainable Rural Development – Progress and Opportunities for an Ethiopian Community

By Johann Baumgartner and Getachew Tikubet


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11. Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Rural Development Programs in the European Union – Towards a More Efficient Monitoring of the Environmental Effects of Agricultural Policies

By Agata Spaziante, Carlo Rega, Mirko Carbone and Chiara Murano


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12. Financial Resources in Rural Development – An Analysis of Relational Capital in Credit Cooperatives

By Elies Segui-Mas and Ricardo J. Server Izquierdo


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13. Statistics for Rural Development Policy

By Berkeley Hill


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14. Integrated Marketing Approach as a Rural Development Tool

By Yavuz Topcu


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15. Development Potentials of Rural Areas – The Case of Slovenia

By Anton Perpar and Andrej Udovc


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16. Tracing the Consequences of Economic Crisis in Rural Areas – Evidence from Greece

By Stavros Zografakis and Pavlos Karanikolas


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17. Direct Food Marketing at Farm Level and Its Impacts on Rural Development

By Istvan Feher


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18. The African Experience with ICT for Rural Women’s Development

By Meera K. Joseph


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19. When Life Style Entrepreneurs Establish Micro-Businesses in Rural Areas – The Case of Women in the Danish Countryside

By Lise Herslund and Hanne Tanvig


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20. A Chronicle of the Timber Industry in East Arnhem Land, Australia

By Cecil A.L. Pearson and Klaus Helms


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