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Academia #1: Rural – urban interactions: influences on the rural development process

I’m introducing a new category, that of “academia“. I’m publishing my scientific articles from the last 5 years. The first one is an article on “rurbanization” or the urbanization of rural communities (and backward). It was among the first articles I wrote during my PhD studies so don’t be too harsh.

“The interactions that occur between urban and rural can realize a strict separation of these two areas, their populations and their activities here. This is being reflected in the division of policies on spatial and sectoral criteria, urban planners usually concentrating on the importance of urban centers as commerce and transportation nods in the regional policy giving little attention to agricultural or rural-led development. The research on these things has taken into consideration the following indicators: aging indicator, average number of rural inhabitants, active occupied population, infant mortality, the average index of poverty and others. READ MORE

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Academia #7: Developing a Global Agricultural Policy

I wrote this article during my postdoc research at Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech in Belgium. It tells people why a global policy should be developed to ensure food security and why this policy will never become reality.

The full article is available on HERE. Enjoy your reading!

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Academia #5: Better SWOT analyses

Local development strategies have long been a reason for argument because they are developed through outdated methods and procedures that might not show the present situation.

The realization and implementation of the local development strategy in an organized and continuous manner, based on a well realized model, can lead, in a time horizon of 10 years to a rural space development that can be quantified through removing development disparities. READ MORE HERE

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Academia #3: The profile of the rural entrepreneur

The entrepreneurship is a dynamic process in which new companies emerge, present companies grow and those unsuccessful disappear. This represent the main characteristic of the entrepreneurship followed by innovation where new products and services and new production methods are introduced by companies that have identified new market opportunities or better ways of satisfying current demands.

This is best shown in rural entrepreneurship where 
it is crucial for a business to be consumer oriented and have a clear market. A third characteristic of (rural) entrepreneurship is that of small business that tend of identifying with their owners. READ MORE HERE
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Academia #2: Food scarcity as a trigger for civil unrest

In its most basic definition, a “food riot” is defined as an expression of competing claims over a limited food supply. A complete definition of “food riot” must consider both the economic and social aspects, while also including the political issues in its analysis.marsden-iran-twitter72Food riots often occur if there is a shortage or an unequal distribution of food. Usually, these are caused by food prices rises, insufficient storage facilities, food speculation,transport problems, hoarding, poisoning of food or pests attacks, weather related factors or many other factors. READ MORE HERE