National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center (NARDeP)

The National Agricultural & Rural Development Policy Center was organized by the Regional Rural Development Centers to provide information about the increasingly contentious and complex agricultural and rural development U.S. policy issues, primarily in the form of briefs authored by national experts. Signature areas included energy and the environment, food systems development, and self-employment and entrepreneurship.

Funding Agency: USDA NIFA

Principal Investigator: Donald Albrecht

Lead Institution: Western Rural Development Center

Accompanying Institution(s): NERCRD, Southern Rural Development Center, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

Start Date: April, 2012   End Date: April, 2016

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