Tag Archives: rural areas

USDA Invests $ 650,000 to Improve Rural Community Facilities and Services in Nebraska | KLIN

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Acting Director of State in Nebraska, Kim Martini, today announced that USDA is investing $ 650,000 to equip, rebuild and modernize essential services in rural areas of Nebraska. The investments will benefit more than 300 rural residents. USDA is committed to helping rural …

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Women entrepreneurs transform the rural economy despite the multitasking whirlwind

Women entrepreneurs are transforming and challenging traditional conceptions of professional success today, despite the multitasking vortex, officials say. “UMEED – a program sponsored by the center, breathes new life into rural women amid the pandemic,” said Dr Sehrish Asgar, general manager of the Jammu & Kashmir State Rural Livelihoods Mission …

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The rural economy can start a revival

Government must reverse its negligence and political missteps as key indicators show the sector is resilient The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic could slowly recede with a drop in official estimates of daily infections and deaths. The economy is also very gradually returning to normal, with many states starting …

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USDA invested $ 629,000 to improve rural community facilities and essential services in 5 communities

USDA invested $ 629,000 to improve rural community facilities and essential services in 5 communities. Acting United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)New York State Director Brian Murray today announced that USDA Rural Development is investing $ 629,000 in loans and grants in five rural New York communities to equip, rebuild …

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The Svamiva program can revitalize our rural economy

Living in a village in Eastern Uttar Pradesh (UP), Durgavati lost her husband at a young age. She raised her son on the meager earnings of a samosa and tea stand. All these years, she lived in constant fear of losing possession of her semi-pucca house, for lack of ownership …

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Soaring input costs, rural economy woes to trigger inflation growth: CRISIL

Rising input costs and supply disruptions in the rural economy due to the second wave of COVID-19 are setting the stage for a surge in inflation this fiscal year, the agency noted. CRISIL rating in a recent report. In its baseline scenario, CRISIL projected CPI inflation to moderate to 5% …

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MPs launch survey to find ways to boost rural economy

A multi-stakeholder group of MPs and peers have launched a new survey that wants to explore ways to boost the UK’s rural economy after the pandemic. The survey will explore why rural productivity is 18% lower than the national average and identify solutions to help bridge the gap. The all-party …

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McAuliffe releases ‘Building a thriving rural economy’ plan

Published on Tuesday May. 4, 2021, 21:02 Join AFP’s more than 100,000 followers on Facebook Buy an AFP subscription Subscribe to AFP podcasts on Apple podcast, Spotify and pandora News, press releases, letters to the editor: [email protected] Advertising inquiries: [email protected] Terry McAuliffe Terry McAuliffe today unveiled his new “Building a …

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How updated land records can help revive the rural economy

For a significant portion of the rural poor, land is both an asset and a source of income. Many informal jobs in urban centers were lost when the economy was hit by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. The resulting reverse migration placed greater pressure on household resources in rural areas. …

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Rural community colleges see declining enrollment due to pandemic

When the economy collapsed in 2007, community college enrollment skyrocketed, increasing 33% between 2006 and 2011, according to the US Census Bureau. The two-year programs offered people a haven from the ravages of the job market, while giving them the opportunity to learn new skills, update old ones, and retrain …

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The impact of the pandemic on the health of rural communities – RealAgriculture

Rural and urban communities have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic differently. From gaps in health care to transportation issues to isolation, the pandemic has highlighted important differences between city dwellers and rural dwellers. Dr Gabe Woollam, a family doctor based in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, and president of …

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Expansion of Charter will grow rural economy and present investment opportunity | New

Information provided by Charter Communications indicates that the company has received grants from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund in 83 counties to provide services to more than 128,000 locations in North Carolina. The $ 142 million federal funding will be matched with about twice as much private funding in targeted …

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2021-22 budget expected to boost rural economy

2021-22 budget expected to boost rural economy By Bhawana Anand – 03 February 2021 The strong push in the development of highways, railways and airports can accelerate the opening of the rural economy RUral India was relatively less affected by the pandemic, with TTier II and III markets offering the …

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Lesotho and IFAD tackle rural economy and sustainable agriculture – Food Tank

The Kingdom of Lesotho recently joined the extension of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Smallholder Agriculture Development Project (SADP) to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable smallholder farmers. SADP II, the second phase of the project, targets young people and women to build the rural economy and sustainable agriculture. …

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The clumsy myth of a revival of the country’s rural economy

National accounts data released last month estimates the economy contracted 7.5% in the second quarter of 2020-21 from a year ago. For many, this was a sign of recovery, given that India’s gross domestic product (GDP) was expected to contract by around 10%. This is undoubtedly an improvement from the …

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Zimbabwe: reviving the rural economy in Zim

ZIMBABWE’s rural economy plays an important role in national food production, the reduction of extreme poverty and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) Population Survey 2017 estimates that over 68% of the Zimbabwean population lives in rural areas, which are categorized into …

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USDA invests $ 871 million in rural community facilities in 43 states, Guam

WASHINGTON, DC (WIBW) – The US Department of Agriculture is investing $ 871 million in rural community facilities in 43 states and Guam. The US Department of Agriculture says it is investing $ 871 million to improve essential community facilities that will benefit 3.5 million rural residents in 43 states …

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Making the most of a changing rural economy

Rural Bangladesh is changing. This change has happened quite rapidly over the past two decades. Rural activities change and the types of occupations change. The same goes for the way of life of the rural population. This was motivated by the income opportunities of a large number of the rural …

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New initiative supports rural community colleges

Rural students were on the verge of battling amid COVID-19. The Federal Communications Commission has found that a quarter of Americans – 14.5 million people – in rural areas do not have high-speed Internet access. Rural completion rates before the pandemic were already low, with just 42% of rural high …

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An agricultural infrastructure fund to create jobs and develop the rural economy: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching a Rs 1 trillion agricultural infrastructure fund and said it will generate new opportunities jobs and strengthen the rural economy. In a series of tweets in Hindi, Shah said agriculture is the foundation …

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India’s rural economy poised to perform well, but concern persists

India’s rural economy, which has weathered a difficult few years due to low food prices and anemic wage growth, is expected to be the beacon of hope in an otherwise recessionary environment in 2020-21. . While higher production and improved food prices will help, the outlook for rural wages remains …

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How can digital technologies help rural farming communities?

COVID-19 has made us all dependent on digital technology, but we must ensure that the world’s poorest are not left behind. In particular, digital technologies can improve the lives of farmers and agricultural workers. Digital agriculture – where farmers use digital technologies to access useful information – could revolutionize the …

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India’s dairy sector has helped boost the rural economy and improve livelihoods

World Milk Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on June 1, 2001, to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Milk Day. This day is an opportunity to learn about the …

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Commentary: A rural community takes into account the complexities of wind power

Residents of Murray County, Minnesota enjoy a small town atmosphere, knowing the people wherever they go, peace and quiet, and a strong sense of community. Murray, with an estimated population of 8,300, is a primarily agricultural county in southwestern Minnesota. As you drive through the meadow, you can see agricultural …

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Revitalizing the rural economy – Policy Forum

Rural areas are home to many people who live in poverty. The problem is compounded by power – access to energy can unlock a brighter future for rural residents, write Shenggen Fan and Channing Arndt. In the effort to eradicate global poverty, policies that address rural poverty must play a …

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Preserving farmland in Montana: 3 tools for rural community development – nonprofit news

Venture to the west [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons September 15, 2019; Shelterforce Montana may only be home to 1.06 million people, but according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, it has 58 million acres of farmland, more than any other state in the Union, in the except Texas. …

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Pete Buttigieg posts rural economy plan ahead of Iowa trip

Correction: This featured story has been updated to accurately reflect the number of trips Buttigieg has taken in Iowa. CNN – In an effort to win over rural voters, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday released a sweeping plan to reinvigorate rural America, promising investments in rural entrepreneurship …

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NYTimes, College Towns, and Our Rural Economy

Can Rural University Towns Save Our Rural Economy? Probably not. Colleges and universities have enough problems these days. Still, we should talk about the role higher education plays in our national conversation about the growing divide between rural and urban areas. That’s what I thought as I read Eduardo Porter’s …

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Dairy Task Force 2.0 shines a light on issues facing rural communities

POYNETTE – One of the issues addressed by a state dairy working group relates to resources (or lack thereof) in rural communities. The number of dairy farms has been shrinking in Wisconsin for decades, but the pace has picked up as dairy farmers face a fourth year of below-average farm …

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Rebuilding the rural economy

Does agriculture remain the heart of the economy in rural areas? (Credit: Shutterstock) The recent wave of elections in the United States and Europe exposed the flaws in our advanced economies: cities thrive while the rural economy falters. In 2014, for the first time in human history, a majority (54%) …

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How bad is the rural economy, anyway? – Mother Jones

Fight disinformation. Get a daily rundown of the facts that matter. Register for free Mother Jones newsletter. the Washington post and the Kaiser Family Foundation published the results of a pretty interesting poll today. It focuses on the rural-urban divide and seems to suggest that although people living in rural …

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‘Internet Plus’ and the salvation of China’s rural economy – The Diplomat

power of china A new “Internet Plus” plan could expand opportunities for rural Chinese residents. Advertising Earlier this month, China’s State Council published an implementation plan for ‘Internet Plus’, an initiative to use the Internet and related technologies to drive the next stage of economic development. First announced in March …

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Christine Milne, a farmer’s daughter, finds the rural community hard to break into | Environment

For Christine Milne, a farmer’s daughter, the rural community has proven to be a tough nut to crack. She made it a priority when she took charge of the Greens in 2012. “I think the Greens and the bush have misunderstood each other, if you will, for some time,” Milne …

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