ERIC Number: ED108837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Development Research in the Northeast for the Next Five Years--A Framework. Task Force Report to the Northeastern Regional Agricultural Research Planning Committee.
Crosswhite, William; And Others
The Northeastern Regional Agricultural Research Planning Committee commissioned a joint U.S. Department of Agriculture-Experiment Station Task Force to provide a framework for Rural Development (RD) research over the next 5 years. Based on criteria of: significance; researchability; relevance to group decisions, actions, and applicability; reference to relevant reports; conference proceedings; and canvassing of relevant individuals and groups; the priority problem areas throughout the Northeast were identified as follows: (1) land use; (2) community services; (3) economic development; (4) local government and finance; (5) housing; (6) processes and strategies. Environmental quality and human resources were identified as lower priority areas. Willingness of researchers and administrators to fit research activities into a total program that best utilizes personnel and facilities was deemed vital. The recommended total research program called for coordination between extension specialists and decision makers, emphasizing regional, rather than local, application and procedure. Suggested vehicles for mobilization of RD research included Northeast Center-14 (a project through which department heads collectively view and coordinate research) and the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, which, if adequately funded, could serve to unify research efforts. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rural Development Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Regional Agricultural Research Planning Committee.