Journal of Rural and Community Development

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The Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD) is pleased to announce the release of Volume 10, Issue 4. I would like to thank the Editorial Board, Editorial Assistants, Copy Editors, Reviewers, and Brandon University for the support and energy they bring to the JRCD. This support includes the efforts of IT services at Brandon University who brought the JRCD into a new web platform that although has created some hiccups in recent months, will improve the journal's look and operations.

The JRCD gratefully acknowledges funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through their 'Aid to Scholarly Publications' programme. We were recently successful in securing renewed SSHRC funding for 2015-2018. This assists us in improving the review and publication process and marketing the JRCD.

The JRCD is published by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University. RDI was established in 1989 as an academic research centre and a leading source of information on issues affecting rural communities in western Canada and elsewhere. The JRCD benefitted with initial funding from the Manitoba Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. For more information, please visit:

ISSN: 1712-8277

Vol 10, No 4 (2015):

Table of Contents


Gopal Datt Bhatta, Pramod Kumar Aggarwal, Santosh Poudel, Debbie Anne Belgrave
Clarke Clarke, Adam T Jones, Brett Lacy
Margaret F MacMichael, Karen Beazley, Kathleen Kevany, Dianne Looker, Deborah Stiles
Sarah S. Beach, László J. Kulcsár
Dr. Lorraine A Nicol, Dr. Christopher J Nicol

Case Studies

Halil Samet, Yakup Cikili

Policy Evaluation and Review

Jeannette Waegemakers Schiff, Rebecca Schiff, Alina Turner, Karine Bernard