About Rural 21

The international journal Rural 21 has dedicated more than 40 years to all topics surrounding rural development. Its ambition is to further those strategies and policies that strengthen rural areas of developing and newly industrialising countries and encourage their implementation. The journal addresses the complete range of relevant themes – from agriculture and fisheries via capacity building and education through to health and social security, energy supply and trade. Center-stage is always devoted to inquiring into how measures and strategies can contribute to global food security and to reducing poverty.

Rural 21 desires to further the dialogue between science and politics, the private sector, civil society and practitioners. Two platforms are designed for this purpose: Rural 21 in print is published four times a year, each issue highlighting a specific focus of rural development – this print edition is read in more than 150 countries. In parallel, Rural 21 online keeps the rural development community up to date on news and events, scientific findings and other print and online publications.

Rural 21 is published by DLG-Verlag GmbH in Frankfurt/Germany. Financial partners are BMZ (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit) and DLG (German Agricultural Society – Deutsche Landwirtschaft-Gesellschaft).

The first issue of Rural 21 dates back to 1968. From 1974 to 2007, the journal was published in three languages entitled „entwicklung & ländlicher raum“  /  „agriculture & rural development“ / „agriculture & développement rural“. In 2008, the journal was relaunched as „Rural 21“.

COMING EVENTS

23 - 24 April 2014 - Accra, Ghana

Sub-Saharan Africa Solar Conference 2014

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25-26 April 2014 - Göttingen, Germany 

GlobalFood Symposium

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5-6 May 2014- Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta, Indonesia

Forests Asia Conference: Sustainable Landscapes for Green Growth in Southeast Asia

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5 - 8 May 2014 - Salvador, Brazil  

13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference 

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5-8 May 2014 - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences - Vienna, Austria

AGRINATURA Science Days 2014 “Growing Together – Family Farming and Agricultural Sciences Transforming World Food Systems”

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12-16 May 2014 - Fortaleza Ceará, Brazil

Third International Climate Change Adaptation Conference

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15-17 May 2014 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security (IFPRI)

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2-13 June 2014 - Wageningen UR, Netherlands 

“Food Security in an Urbanizing Society. From home gardens to agro-parks: working towards resilient agrifood systems serving densely populated areas”

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4–6 June 2014

2nd European Agroforestry Conference: Integrating Science & Policy to Promote Agroforestry in Practice

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18-20 August 2014 Brisbane, Australia

International Symposium on Indigenous Vegetables

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27-30 October 2014 - Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya

6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture: Africaís Animal Agriculture: Macro-trends and future opportunities

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3 - 6 March 2015 - Stuttgart, Germany

2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger - Hidden Hunger, Childhood Development and Long-term Prospects for Society and Economy

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