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

1 February – 27 March – Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

“Powering Agriculture – Sustainable Energy for Food"

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1-2 March 2016 - Accra, Ghana

2nd Cassava World Africa

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1-2 March 2016 - Washington DC, USA

Cracking the Nut '16: Regenerating Rural and Agricultural Development

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13-15 March 2016 - Bangkok, Thailand

Rural Development Conference 2016

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14-18 March 2016 - Washington DC, USA

World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2016: Scaling up Responsible Land Governance

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31 March-2 April 2016 - Berlin, Germany

World Forum on Access to Land (WFAL 2016)

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4-6 April 2016 - Almaty, Kazakhstan

Agricultural Transitions along the Silk Road: Restructuring, Resources and Trade in the Central Asia Region

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5-7 April 2016 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Africa Biogas and Clean Cooking Conference

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5-8 April 2016 - Ekurhuleni (near Johannesburg), South Africa

Third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development - GCARD3 (2015-2016)

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12-14 April 2016 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Science Forum 2016

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18-21 April 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey

15th International Cereal and Bread Congress (15th ICBC)

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24-27 April 2016 - Göttingen, Germany

NGWA Groundwater Summit 2016

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10-13 May 2016 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Adaptation Futures 2016 - 4th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference

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22-24 June 2016 - Halle (Saale), Germany

IAMO Forum: Rural Labor in Transition: Structural Change, Migration and Governance

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17-22 July 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey

Eurosoil

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17-22 July 2016 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Tenth International Rangeland Congress (IRC) “The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High Tech World”

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7-12 August 2016 - Ibadan, Nigeria

3rd All Africa Horticultural Congress (AAHC): 'Horticulture for Improved Livelihoods'

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27 August-2 September 2016 - Stockholm, Sweden

World Water Week: "Water and Sustainable Growth"

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14-15 September 2016 - Villers-Saint-Christophe, France

PotatoEurope

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