Rural development

USDA Rural Development Welcomes Rhiannon Hampson as Maine State Director

WASHINGTON, DC – Rhiannon C. Hampson of Thomaston has been appointed state director of rural development in Maine. State directors are the directors general of the United States Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the states and territories. With the guidance and support of the national office, state directors …

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USDA Announces Additional Agricultural and State Rural Development Service Agency Directors

WASHINGTON, December 13, 2021 – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intention to appoint four regional positions in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), including two state executive directors of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and two directors State Rural Development (RD). “As the USDA continues to positively improve …

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Opportunities to innovate and collaborate for rural development using decentralized renewable energies

Over the years, India’s economic development has been largely uneven due to the lack of reliable, uninterrupted and affordable energy in different parts of the country, especially in rural areas. Rural India, which accounts for two-thirds of India’s population, continues to suffer from power outages and limited access to energy, …

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Shahid participates in the international conference on transhumance and rural development in Albania

New Delhi, December 11 (KNS): The Secretary of the Department of Tribal Affairs, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary participated in the two-day international conference on transhumance and rural development organized by the Republic of Albania in Shkoder, where more from a dozen countries discussed common strategies for population migration. The unique …

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Rural Development invests $ 845,000 in grants for climate-smart infrastructure

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) – The USDA announced an investment of $ 845,519 in West Virginia to reduce the impacts of climate change on rural communities, Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday. As part of the Build Back Better program, the Biden-Harris administration has made investing in rural communities, creating well-paying jobs …

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IIM Indore and Panchayat and Rural Development sign Memorandum of Understanding

Indore: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore signs a memorandum of understanding with the Panchayat and Rural Development Department to facilitate the promotion of an ecosystem for the marketing of SHG products in business centers. The collaboration aims to operate 50,000 crore business in Madhya Pradesh. The objective of …

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Ministry of Rural Development allocates RM 1.25 billion for infrastructure projects in Sabah next year | Malaysia

Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the projects included road infrastructure, water supply, electricity supply as well as initiatives aimed at ensuring the well-being of the population, such as house repair. – Photo by Bernama PAPAR, November 29 – The Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) has allocated RM1.25 …

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The traditional chief harp on education for rural development

Orangun Oke Ila’s traditional leader, Oba Adedotun Abolarin, envisioned the massive educational development of grassroots areas in Kwara State as a catalyst for quality socio-economic transformation of the region. Speaking at the unveiling of an empowerment program, tagged KOZ’s intervention in the town of Igbaja in the Ifelodun local government …

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Safari hunting companies urged to consider human rights-based rural development

Emmanuel KoroGone are the days of seasonally focused employment of a handful of locals and distributing a few pieces of protein-rich game meat. This development approach is unfair to African hunting communities who suffer from the socio-economic costs of coexistence with wildlife. They deserve ongoing investments and life changing benefits …

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Searca launches books on agriculture and rural development

THE Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Studies and Research in Agriculture (Searca) has launched three new publications documenting the experiences and results of its sustainable agriculture and rural development initiatives. Titled Defending Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia: Searca’s 10th Five-Year Plan Plus One In …

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