International Conference on Dynamics of Rural Transformation in Emerginf Economics
March 27-28, 2014
A genuine transformation of rural areas being gathered in the world’s most emerging economies, viz., Brazil, China, India and South Africa pose unique challenges and opportunities to the sustainability of societies. The dynamics of these transformations: Human Development Gap, Urban-Rural Eco-Social Distance, Regional Imbalances and Inequalities and Environmental Hazards – are not only driven by domestic issues but also by global trends. Mostly, these dynamics do affect rural areas of the above nations where 25 percent of the world’s population lives and most of the natural resources arc located. At this globalized scenario, changes in a given rural economy will have an impact in the wider spectrum of the globe and at national level as well. The emerging economies of the world have brought in new and innovative approaches to address challenges tailored to specific contexts and together sailing and through shared learning between practitioners, a new paradigm for rural development can be put in place. With this backdrop, an attempt is being made to bring together policy makers, researchers, academia, post graduate students, civil society representatives, administrators, corporate citizens, economists and social thinkers to share the best models, experiences and innovations drawn from emerging economies with new and flexible approaches that leverage the forces of globalization for the benefit of the rural populace.
- Creating academic cooperation and alliances among the emerging economies of the world, particularly developing economies.
- Facilitating dialogue among these not only to present what they have done or have in place, but also to hear from each other’s country’s experiences.
- Paradigm shift in implementing transformational programs for change in rural areas.
- Debating on clarity of concepts like pluriactivity (value of sustainable agriculture) and occupational multiplicity denoting complex mix of farm and off-farm work, market and non-market transactions, local and global networks that rural household draw upon to make both ends meet.