Rural Policy Insights

Welcome to the RPLC Insights page! Here you will find different rural policy insights in the form of projects and other work completed for a clearer look into rural policy around the world.

The New Rural Economy (NRE) Project

With the help of major funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 15 university researchers joined with rural people and policy makers to help build capacity in rural Canada, grounded in five years of research initiated by the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation under the title Understanding the New Rural Economy: Options and Choices (NRE). The newer project (NRE2) emerged from this initial NRE project.
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