Vital, Vibrant and Viable Rural Economies

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Rural Renaissance offers routes to create sustainable rural economies that are vital, vibrant and viable. Maximises social capital in relation to retaining skills in rural locations and slows urban migration and skills deficits.

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Vital, Vibrant and Viable Rural Economies

  1. 1. Rural Renaissance delivers Vital, vibrant and viable Rural economies Copyright Jamie MacAskill 2000- 2010
  2. 2. Philosophy • Policy to Reality • Partnership to Profit
  3. 3. Rural Renaissance • Rooted in the regions • Social inclusion and cohesion • Streamline access to funds • Learn from others’ mistakes
  4. 4. Sustainable strategies … • Land reform • Supply chain improvements • Business diversification • Rural employment • Vocational training
  5. 5. … for sustainable societies • Education • Culture • Transport • Commercial matters • A clean and pleasant environment
  6. 6. An integrated approach • The entire, integrated approach is much more important than any single element • Genuine, effective communication between stakeholders must be achieved
  7. 7. Academic Curriculum Development Market orientation Improve business process Seminars & Business Business Outcomes Partners master classes partner visits financing Business plan financing Workforce Development Value added Commercial Copyright Jamie MacAskill 2003
  8. 8. Thank you Dr.Jamie MacAskill Acknowledgement: This work was undertaken while Dr MacAskill was the founding Director of the Centre for Environment and Rural Affairs Writle College and University of Essex Copyright Jamie MacAskill 2003 - 2010

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