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date: 18 October 2019

Rural Development (Afro-Eurasia: Assessing Sustainability)  

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Rural development is traditionally a practical approach used by governments to boost economic development in rural areas. Since becoming entrenched in the sustainability discourse, it has, on the surface, abandoned macro “top-down” programs based on the agricultural sector, favoring localized and participative actions. It still carries a heavy economic and political component, which is the heritage of both capitalist politics and totalitarian regimes worldwide, and is particularly linked to the post–World War II era and the Cold War. ...

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