Based on the success of the sessions over the last seven years, the Rural Geography Specialty Group will organize paper sessions highlighting research in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. The Rural Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers does not only focus on rural geography research in the western world. There is cutting edge rural research occurring around the world that deserves to be recognized and celebrated. This paper session(s) will present the work of geographers studying rural issues in Africa, Asia, and/or Middle and South America. The Rural Geography Specialty Group is committed to diversity in its membership and its research. We encourage diverse opinions and viewpoints in all sessions we sponsor.
|Presenter||Yue Han*, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Spatial patterns and driving forces of rural industrial development in China||15||10:15 AM|
|Presenter||Andries Heyns*, University of Alabama, Robert Banick, World Bank Poverty and Equity Global Practice, Optimisation of road construction to improve accessibility and economic development in rural Nepal||15||10:30 AM|
|Presenter||Caroline Parks*, , Using social network analysis to find patterns in livelihood strategies||15||10:45 AM|
|Presenter||Pinki Mondal*, University of Delaware, Ruth S. DeFries, Columbia University, Aurelie Harou, McGill University, Shauna Downs, Rutgers University, Md. Arif, Foundation for Ecological Security, Jessica Clark, University of Delaware, Nicole Flowerhill, University of Delaware, Jessica Fanzo, Johns Hopkins University, Implications of Agricultural Intensification for Dietary Diversity and Food Security in Rural India||15||11:00 AM|
|Presenter||Lance Scott*, University of the West Indies - Mona - Kingston 7, What drives interest and willingness to use Weather Index Insurance in small farming communities? A comparison across the agro-climatic zones in Jamaica.||15||11:15 AM|
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