Rural resilience may be defined as the capacity of a rural region to adapt to changing external circumstances in such a way that a satisfactory standard of living is maintained.

(Source: Rural resilience as a new development concept)


What is Resilience

  Resilience is the capacity of a system, be it an individual, a forest, a city or an economy, to deal with change and continue to develop. It is about the capacity to use shocks and disturbances like a financial crisis or climate change to spur renewal and...

Community Resilience Manual

The Canadian Centre for Community Renewal have been at the forefront of supporting Communities becoming mew Resilient. In 2000 they published the Community Resilience Manual. The Community Resilience Manual is for Rural Communities who want to make better decisions on...

CEDRA Report

It is coming up to a year now since I attended the CEDRA EU Conference in   NUI Maynooth (10th June 2013) and pleased to hear that the report is now available. The report sets out a pretty broad remit but identifies a number of key recommendations. It is encouraging...

Irish Rural Link Conference 2014

IRL announce their Annual Conference Irish Rural Link- – the national network representing the interest of rural communities is pleased to announce they will be holding their annual conference and annual general meeting on Friday the 9th of May in Moate Golf Club,...

Rural Decline in Ireland

Recent research carried out by the Agricultural and Food Advisory Service, Teagasc suggests that there is a significant rate of rural decline in Ireland. The  research undertaken as part of Teagasc’s research support of the Commission for the Economic Development of...

What is Rural Resilience?

Rural resilience may be defined as the capacity of a rural region to adapt to changing external circumstances in such a way that a satisfactory standard of living is maintained. (Source: Rural resilience as a new development concept)   Thanks for checking out our...
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