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Vice President Chiwenga welcomes Presidential Rural Development Program

The Chronicle Mashudu Netsianda, senior reporterVICE-PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga praised the presidential rural development program, saying it will play a critical role in reversing cross-border migration of communities living in areas along the border. The presidential rural development program, which was officially launched by President Mnangagwa on Wednesday in the village …

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Declining funding for conservation programs does not meet demand

“The long-term viability of farms and ranches depends on the sustainable health of soil and water resources,” says Anna Johnson, policy manager at the Center for Rural Affairs. “However, most conservation practices require an initial investment from farmers and ranchers, which can be a barrier to implementation.” Johnson recently published …

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Capito and Manchin announce over $ 23 million in USDA rural development loans and grants

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriation Committee, today announced $ 23,367,889 in rural housing loans and community development grants from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). “West Virginia’s rural housing, clean water, and wastewater infrastructure needs are …

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Governor DeSantis announces $ 5 million in funding for rural community workforce programs

Governor Ron DeSantis Thursday morning announced the investment of more than $ 5 million in workplace training programs in rural Florida communities. DeSantis has awarded more than $ 3.1 million to Florida State College in Jacksonville (FSCJ) to establish the Nassau County Transportation Education Institute, a center for business conduct …

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USDA Rural Development Appoints New Director for Maine, Rhiannon Hampson

Rhiannon Hampson has been appointed Maine director of the US Department of Agriculture’s rural development program, replacing Timothy Hobbs, who served as director of state under the Trump administration. Courtesy / USDA Rhiannon Hampson is USDA’s new State Director for Rural Development. Rural Development provides loans and grants to help …

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The growing strength of agriculture as social justice

A new crop of farms is taking root in the Capital Region, with shoots and leaves spreading towards the light of social justice. The fertile soil of the Hudson, Mohawk and Schoharie valleys has long attracted urban transplants to try their hand at farming, but more of these farmers are …

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Rural Kentucky community of 200 lost 12 in tornado on Friday: NPR

Bremen, Ky., Population 200, was badly affected by Friday’s tornado. At least 12 people were killed. Bremen is just one of many communities struggling with loss and wondering how to recover. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Now in Kentucky, where dozens of people have died after a series of tornadoes swept …

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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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Ella felt isolated in the suburbs of Melbourne, until a rural community opened its arms

Ella grew up on a quiet street in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Key points: Ella says acts of kindness make rural communities so valuable She used the experiences to help her Melbourne neighbors during the lockdown Experts say diverse friendships are critically important to teens that shape their identity …

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USDA Opens 2022 Listing For Dairy Margin Coverage

As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s continued efforts to support dairy farmers and rural communities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) opened enrollment in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program and extended the program to enable dairy producers to better protect their operations. by registering an additional production. This …

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Temporary on-farm campsites inject £ 25million into rural economy

Temporary campsites set up on farms have given a boost to Britain’s rural economy, but many companies fear that authorized development rights will soon be canceled. Temporary on-farm campsites across the UK have generated more than £ 25million in the past twelve months, according to figures from Pitchup.com. And it …

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Rural community groups struggle under weight to keep cities alive

“Without these services, their cities would wither and die. “ Although community organizations in rural and regional areas are the lifeblood of their communities, many find themselves without sufficient funding and resources and struggling to stay afloat after two years of near constant disruption, according to a news report. study. …

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Tingo, Inc. (IWBB) Seeks to Combine Business Success and Empowerment of Rural Communities

Tingo is an Africa-focused agro-fintech company that seeks to empower rural farming communities through the introduction of innovative farming solutions. In addition to generating returns for shareholders, the company has also sought to empower corporations and produce social uplift in the rural communities in which it operates. The company has …

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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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Farmer and dairy groups applaud Evers for signing agricultural export bill

Groups representing the state’s farmers and dairy producers applaud Governor Tony Evers for enacting a bill to increase exports of Wisconsin agricultural products. Under Wisconsin Law 92 of 2021, the Department of Agriculture, Commerce, and Consumer Protection will work with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. five years. “Exports are critically …

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Cletwr Wins National Award at Rural Community Business Awards

A community-owned shop and cafe, Cletwr, in Cwmni Cletwr, Tre’r Ddol, Powys, Wales, has won a national award for its work in supporting local people while remaining committed to stocking up local products, supporting local farms and producers, reducing waste and minimizing its impact on the environment. Kind-hearted volunteers from …

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ICMSA AGM Hears ‘Lack of References’ from Agricultural Commentators in Media

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) AGM, which took place yesterday (Friday, December 3), was informed that it is incumbent upon the media in general to establish the “credentials of those who claim to speak about the the way agriculture needs to change ”. Association President Pat McCormack told …

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How a rural community in Uganda is mobilizing to access banking services

Almost 60% of the African population does not use a bank because it is beyond their reach. As International Banking Day draws near, on December 4, a unique partnership in Kasasa, Uganda, helps community members, including farmers, access banking services, the majority of whom participate in the economy agricultural. The …

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Economic impact of salmon farming on Scottish regions revealed

According to statistics, in the third quarter of the year, the North Coast and West Highlands produced the most fish – 26% of the total, or 15,900 tonnes; Argyll and Clyde followed with 14,000 tonnes, or 23% of production; followed by Shetland with 20 percent of production (12,400 tonnes); the …

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Carbon agriculture worries B + LNZ | Otago Daily Times News Online

Beef + Lamb New Zealand says the growing chorus of voices against runaway carbon farming cannot be ignored and urgent solutions are needed before more damage is done to rural communities. The good industry organization has supported the recent formation of the Native Forest Coalition which includes the Environmental Defense …

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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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SNAP spending and the rural economy | Opinion

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, is often misunderstood as favoring urban residents over rural ones. Formerly known as food stamps, a new study analyzing this program shows that the opposite may be true. SNAP makes nutrition assistance payments to 1 in 8 Americans every month. About 16% of …

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Williamsburg County Included in US $ 222 Million Rural Community Infrastructure Investment | News

Projects include $ 3.7 million for rural health care, food security and emergency response services in South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina, November 19, 2021 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary of State for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small today announced that USDA is investing $ 222 million …

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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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Warner and Kaine announce $ 5.4 million for rural community infrastructure

Posted on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 9:39 a.m. Join AFP’s 100,000+ followers on Facebook Buy an AFP subscription Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes and Spotify News, press releases, letters to the editor: [email protected] Advertising requests: [email protected] (© josephsjacobs – stock.adobe.com) US Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine …

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Financial institutions supporting farming communities in Papua New Guinea

The Center of Excellence in Financial Inclusion (CEFI) and the Village Farmers Market (MVF) signed today (Thursday, November 18) a memorandum of understanding with seven (7) partner financial institutions (PFI). The MoU will see PFI’s partner with MVF implementing the project in six targeted provinces, Western Highlands, Jiwaka, Simbu, Eastern …

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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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USDA Invests $ 222 Million in Rural Community Infrastructure to Help People in 44 States, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary of State for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small announced today that USDA invests $ 222 million to build and improve critical community facilities (PDF, 729 KB) in 44 states, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico. This community infrastructure funding will …

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The Ministry of Rural Development launches the 2021-2025 digitalization strategic plan

PUTRAJAYA (November 24): The 2021-2025 Digitization Strategic Plan (PSP) of the Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) was launched on Wednesday November 24 for the implementation of information and communication technologies initiatives. communication (ICT) for rural communities, involving an allocation of 28 million ringgit. Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid …

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“Rural / community banks need more support to stimulate local development”

ARB Apex Bank Acting Managing Director Mr. Alex Kwasi Awuah called on rural communities to pay more attention to the activities of Rural and Community Banks (RCBs). He said that the impact of the BCRs on rural development has been significant and therefore it is important that community members give …

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Rural development wants rural areas prepared for disasters | New

When a tornado, flood or other disaster strikes, rural leaders may not know that rural development can help. Molly Hammond, Acting State Director for Rural Development for Illinois, emphasizes that they don’t have to wait for disaster. In fact, it’s better if they don’t. “There are programs to prepare. They …

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Capito and Manchin Announce $ 2.4 Million in USDA Rural Development Funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $ 2,409,700 in grants and loans for the Rural Development Housing Preservation Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). and Community Facilities Program. This support will help …

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Akeredolu reaffirms its commitment to rural and community transformation

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State reiterated his administration’s determination to continue to demonstrate outstanding commitment to rural people to transform rural communities in the state. Akeredolu who declared it at the 37th Annual General Meeting / Conference of the National Association of Social Workers (NASOW) which bestowed on him …

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Government should back UK agricultural standards in global market, says Welby

THE government must work with farmers to encourage good trade deals that preserve UK export standards, the Archbishop of Canterbury said. Archbishop Welby was delivering the annual Lord Henry Plumb lecture at the National Farmers Union (NFU) on Monday evening. The NFU represents 48,000 agricultural businesses across the country. “In …

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USDA invests over $ 1 million in rural community infrastructure to improve Missouri Ozark Radio News

Projects will benefit over 25,000 people in rural Missouri WILLARD, MO, November 19, 2021 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDAMissouri Acting State Director of Rural Development Dr. Clark Thomas announced that $ 1,116,490 is being invested in nine statewide projects to improve essential community services and infrastructure in Missouri …

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The Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program spearheads the Cinnamon Lake sewer project

West Salem wastewater treatment plant seen here Thursday, November 18, 2021. TOM E. PUSKAR / TIMES-GAZETTE.COM WEST SALEM – Cinnamon Lake and West Salem have received a $ 1 million grant from the State of Ohio, which will be used to upgrade their water infrastructure. Ashland receives large grants: The …

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How can agriculture contribute to UK net zero targets?

Posted: 8:00 a.m. 20 November 2021 William Hargreaves of Savills Suffolk explores how farmers and landowners can contribute to UK environmental goals. Recent COP26 climate talks have drawn everyone’s attention to reducing the global carbon footprint and the UK government has made it clear that it expects agriculture to contribute …

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New CLA president promises to defend rural economy

THE new CLA president has pledged to defend the rural economy during his two-year presidency. Mark Tufnell, who succeeds Northumberland landowner Mark Bridgeman as the 55th president in the association’s 114-year history, has identified three priorities that will be at the heart of his mandate: Help farmers and landowners move …

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USDA invests $ 222 million in rural community infrastructure to help people in 44 states, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico

Projects include $ 132 million for rural health care, food security and emergency response services WILLARD, Monday November 19, 2021 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary of State for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small today announced that USDA is investing $ 222 million to build and improve …

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Accelerated rural development takes shape

The herald Lovemore Chikova’s Development Dialogue Rural areas of Zimbabwe were marginalized for a long time, such a practice reaching its peak in colonial times, when successive racist governments paid little attention to the areas where people lived. However, rural areas have a potential to revive the development of the …

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Theresa Greenfield to lead rural development in Iowa; Matt Russell as Head of the State Farm Service Agency

President Joe Biden has appointed Theresa Greenfield, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate who lost to incumbent Republican Joni Ernst last year, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rural development director for Iowa. Matt Russell, director of Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, a statewide climate action organization, also received …

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Let’s promote the Community Foundation to facilitate rural development – NGO

Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regional Coordinator, Ghana Community Foundations Development Project – Raphael Godlove Ahenu The regional coordinator Bono, Bono East and Ahafo of the Ghana Community Foundations Development Project, Raphael Godlove Ahenu, stressed the need to promote and establish the Community Foundation (CF) to enable local communities to …

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Jobs and the rural economy are probably the priority of the new Minister of Agriculture

Reading time: 4 minutes Making rural Alberta an even bigger economic engine is a top priority for the province’s new Minister of Agriculture. Drumheller-Stettler MP Nate Horner was suddenly promoted on November 5 after his predecessor, Devin Dreeshen, resigned amid allegations of heavy drinking. The changing of the guard was …

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National conference on the impact of LEADER on rural development

Over 400 delegates will gather today (Monday 15 November) for an online conference to celebrate the impact of the LEADER program on rural development in Ireland over the past 30 years. The event, organized by the National Rural Network (RRN), will include contributions from a range of rural development experts …

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Government invests in twentieth rural community center

The government is supporting rural communities in New Zealand by investing in a growing number of rural community centers, said Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor. “These hubs are an important part of the work we do alongside rural New Zealand, supporting local efforts on the ground to ensure communities are …

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Milestone as government invests in twentieth rural community center

The government is supporting rural communities in New Zealand by investing in a growing number of rural community centers, said Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor. “These hubs are an important part of the work we do alongside rural New Zealand, supporting local efforts on the ground to ensure communities are …

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Axne and USDA Rural Development announce investments in rural energy – KIWARadio.com

IARN – Iowa Third District Congresswoman Cindy Axne and USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small announced new energy investments in Iowa’s biofuels as part of of the Rural Energy for America (REAP) program. Axne and Torres Small were joined by stakeholders from the Iowa renewable fuels community …

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SpaceX Rural Development Project in India

Starlink will play an important role in catalyzing rural development in India.Sanjay Bhargava, Starlink National Director for India at SpaceX (The source) SpaceX Starlink is evolving rapidly in India. Last April, they announced they would be offering service in 2022 and started accepting pre-orders. In July, SpaceX committed to manufacturing …

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Rural development wants rural areas prepared for disasters | Local News

When a tornado, flood or other disaster strikes, rural leaders may not know that rural development can help. Molly Hammond, Acting State Director for Rural Development for Illinois, points out that they don’t have to wait for disaster. In fact, it’s better if they don’t. “There are programs to prepare. …

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Some $ 450 million allocated to rural development projects

TEHRAN – A budget of 19 trillion rials (about $ 450 million at the official exchange rate) has been allocated for rural development projects across the country, Ali Nikzad, director of the Housing Foundation, said on Monday. cited by IRNA. The funding will be spent on building roads, schools, mosques …

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Illinois Rural Development offers a guide to accessing program funds

Rural areas can seek help from USDA Rural Development in the event of floods or other disasters. A recently published resource guide groups some 40 programs and eligibility into categories of assistance. When a tornado, flood or other disaster strikes, rural leaders may not know that rural development can help. …

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Is “managed retirement” the new wave of rural development?

I generally write about the impact climate change has (and will have) on production agriculture. This week, however, I take a slightly different path and focus on another area of ​​USDA activity – rural development. I recently came across an interesting article that discussed the concept of a climate change …

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Zimbabwe: Value-added plants key to rural development

Agriculture, Environment & Innovations Editor For a long time, adding value has been part of Zimbabwe’s development language, embedded in large economic projects and short and long term goals. But the slowness of action and implementation has drained the real sense of added value and the government’s ability to meet …

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Ministry of Rural Development signs MoU with Flipkart – India Education | Latest Education News | World Education News

New Delhi: Flipkart, India’s e-commerce marketplace, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of India’s Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), for their ambitious Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), to help empower local businesses and self-help groups (SHGs) – especially those run by women – …

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Creating wealth through rural development

Through Garba Ibrahim Poverty has become a major and undisputed socio-economic problem in most countries, especially developing countries. In Nigeria, despite its abundant agricultural resources and oil wealth, poverty is widespread in the country. The population lives below the poverty line, and social services and infrastructure are limited. Poor rural …

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Flipkart Partners with Ministry of Rural Development to Engage Women in E-Commerce

The DAY-NRLM program with its reach in 6,768 blocks in 706 districts in the 28 states and 6 Union Territories has 7.84 crore of women mobilized in more than 71 lakh SHG, said Flipkart. Ease of doing business for MSMEs: Walmart-owned Flipkart on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with …

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The OMT / BCC Forum highlights gastronomic tourism as a driver of rural development

The 6th edition of the UNWTO World Food Tourism Forum, held in Bruges, Flanders (Belgium, October 31-November 2), focused on the sector’s unique ability to support business rural areas, create jobs and protect and promote culture and heritage. For the first time, the Forum, organized by the UNWTO and the …

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Expo 2020 Dubai Urban and Rural Development Week to explore resilient and sustainable habitats

Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Managing Director of Expo 2020 Dubai. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives Dubai: As global population growth continues to challenge existing cities and communities around the world, Expo 2020 Dubai brings together leaders, experts and citizens to explore how we …

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Emirates News Agency – Expo 2020 Dubai Urban and Rural Development Week explores resilient and sustainable habitats

DUBAI, October 30, 2021 (WAM) – As global population growth continues to challenge existing cities and communities around the world, Expo 2020 Dubai brings together leaders, experts and citizens to explore how we need to transform the how we move, build, consume and live in the habitats of the future. …

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Willow Center in Lewiston Receives $ 1,500 Rural Community Grant from Northwest Farm Credit Services | Idaho

LEWISTON – Northwest Farm Credit Services recently awarded a rural community grant of $ 1,500 to the Willow Center in Lewiston, according to a statement. “The Willow Center would like to express our sincere appreciation to Northwest Farm Credit Services for their support of our young adult group program. The …

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Monaghan receives 5 million euros to advance its projects

A number of rural development projects were opened today (Friday, October 29) in County Monaghan as part of Our rural future, the government’s rural development strategy, which aims to revitalize towns and villages. These projects, benefiting from a combined investment of over 5 million euros through the Regeneration and Rural …

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The future of American agriculture demands broadband

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Digital rhythm How can we provide the broadband that farmers need? For many farmers, the definition of sustainability incorporates the economic, environmental and social impacts of agriculture, a “triple bottom line”. Farmers think about the profitability of their operations, not only to support the farm from …

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Hyde-Smith Receives $ 1.87 Million From USDA Rural Development Grants | Mississippi Politics and News

Grants awarded for distance learning and telehealth projects in three Mississippi school districts Today, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith announced more than $ 1.87 million in grants for distance learning and telehealth networks in three rural Mississippi school districts. The USDA Rural Development Approved Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program provides …

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USDA Undersecretary Xochitl Torres Small brings new enthusiasm to rural development – Agweek

From investing in broadband, water, sewer, community facilities and housing, the person who oversees the rural development mission area at the U.S. Department of Agriculture has a wide range of responsibilities. But for the past four years, that position has not been filled because former secretary Sonny Perdue decided against …

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Nivory Gordon, Jr. appointed USDA State Director of Rural Development for Alabama

The Biden administration announced Tuesday that Nivory Gordon, Jr. will be the Alabama state director for rural development for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). President Joe Biden’s announcement included a series of regional and national appointments of state rural development directors and state executive directors of the Farm Service …

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The last fight of a rural community against the giant of industrial agriculture

We conclude our series of interviews from rural Wisconsin with farmers and community members struggling to defend life as they know it from the onslaught of large-scale agriculture and the factory ranching industry. As part of a special collaboration between The Real News Network and In these times magazine for …

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Senate Confirms USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development

In action on Friday, the full Senate confirmed that former Rep. Xochitl Torres Small was the USDA’s Under Secretary for Rural Development. The position was never filled during the Trump administration due to a change in the Undersecretary position to allow the post of Undersecretary of Commerce to be held …

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Xochitl Torres Small confirmed to USDA rural development post

LAS CRUCES – Former New Mexico Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small was confirmed by the Senate Thursday night as the next Deputy Secretary for Rural Development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA Rural Development provides loans, grants, loan guarantees, and technical assistance to support essential aspects of American rural communities, …

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What does it take to rejuvenate a declining rural community?

To thrive in the future, rural Australian communities must simultaneously build economic, social, cultural and creative capital, writes Matt Pfahlert, CEO of the Australian Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, who explains why social enterprise and community rejuvenation are essential. While many people dream of an idyllic life beyond the city lights, …

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Targeted AD pilot projects, reforestation and rural development

The ministers of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Navy welcomed the publication of the revised National Development Plan (PND). As part of the Ireland 2040 project, the new EUR 165 billion NDP sets out the government’s “overall investment strategy and budget” for the period 2021-2030. “As we emerge …

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Northern Ireland launches first-ever Rural Community Pollinator Scheme

Rural Northern Ireland’s very first pollination program was launched to protect the health of its bees and pollinators. The £ 700,000 scheme will provide grants between £ 3,000 and £ 12,000 to rural community groups and schools to create or improve a rural community pollinator garden. Read more: New surge …

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Up to $500,000 recently awarded for rural community programs in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWQC) – Four rural community funds in the state of Iowa are receiving an increase in their allocations. In a statement from Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office, the state announced that up to $500,000 in stipends would go to four rural community programs providing funds for things like …

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Countdown to requests for rural development funds

There is still time for rural community groups in the northeast to ask for increased funding from the Rural Communities Ideas in Action Fund (FADN). Rural community groups can still apply for RCIA funding. The fund is a £ 1.5million investment from the Scottish Government to encourage and support innovative …

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USDA Rural Development and HHS support rural child care centers

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (Wyoming News Now) – USDA Rural Development has approved a loan of more than $ 2 million for a day care center in Evanston. But the USDA hopes to use the program throughout Wyoming. Recently, the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services launched a joint …

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Capito and Manchin announce funding for rural development and agricultural research

WASHINGTON DC – US Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriation Committee, today announced $ 518,752 from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to rural development grant programs across the state, as well as to the University of West Virginia (WVU) for agricultural …

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Axne and House Agriculture Committee approve investments in biofuels, rural development and Axne’s rural equality law

Today, Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to endorse the House Agriculture Committee’s portion of the Build Back Better Act, which includes provisions she fought for to support biofuel infrastructure and rural business owners. Legislation approved today includes $ 18 billion in investment in promoting rural employment through rural development from …

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Community members hold meeting with Horry County leaders to discuss rural development

HORRY COUNTY (WBTW) – Residents of rural Horry County fear growth could spread west. To address this concern, some members of the community held a public meeting with members of the county leadership on Tuesday evening at the Cane Branch Baptist Church. One of the organizers was farmer Matthew Brown. …

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Rural Development Council of Iowa Honors Bilyeu as ‘Rural Hero’ at Top | Community

Rob Hillesland Summit-Tribune Beth Bilyeu credits partnerships and a shared love for the quality of life of rural communities as the key to two decades of successful development as Executive Director of Economic Development for Forest City. On August 19, Bilyeu was first recognized as a “rural hero” at the …

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USDA Rural Development awards $ 500 million in grants to applicants

BOZEMAN – The USDA has issued an emergency rural health care grant of $ 500 million, to help with Covid-19 testing, vaccinations and other health-related organizations, including food banks. “The recovery of Covid and the economic recovery are both top priorities. Over the past semester, the administration has spent a …

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Rural Development Minister urges everyone to get vaccinated

News Paula Lindo Thursday, August 19, 2021 Rural Development and Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein observes the vaccination campaign at L’Anse Noire community center in Sangre Grande – Photo courtesy of the Rural Development and Local Government Ministry Rural Development and Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein called on all citizens …

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Rural Community College Alliance, Greater Texas Foundation and Economic Mobility Systems Pioneer College Rural Promise Program to Advance Education and Workforce Opportunities for Texas Students

DALLAS, August 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Rural Community College Alliance (RCCA), Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) and Economic Mobility Systems (EMS) of the Commit Partnership today announced the launch of a pioneering collaborative program to deliver stronger results and more equitable for colleges and the workforce for rural Texas …

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Our efforts to bring governance back to the grassroots, says Oyetola

Governor of Osun State, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola described the series of his engagements with rural communities in the state as a strategic means of integrating rural dwellers into his overall administration. Oyetola said this effort is part of his determination to bring governance back to the grassroots, which is in …

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Rural community foundations support ACE Act – you should too

Rural America suffered from high unemployment and poverty rates before the COVID-19 pandemic – and now the situation is even more dire. In Appalachian Kentucky, for example, the 47 counties are in the poorest 10 percent of the United States in terms of quantitative measures that include income, poverty rate, …

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