Welcome to the official webpage for the conference "Developing Rural Policies to Meet the Needs of a Changing World". The conference took place on 13-15 October 2009 in Québec, Canada at the Québec City Conference Centre and was co-hosted by the Government of Canada and the Government of Québec. This event had 3 parts: Pre-conference Activities, the Main Conference and Optional Field Visits (15-17 October 2009).
The OECD Annual Rural Development Conference was organised by the Directorate of Public Governance and Territorial Development to allow policy makers from OECD countries to examine current rural policy issues and to engage in a wider dialogue with the private sector, non-governmental organisations, civil society and academics.
This year, the pre-conference activities included Exhibits and Workshops. At the Rural Innovation Exhibitor Show participants learned more about Québec’s rural development policy. The pre-conference workshops provided an opportunity to discuss certain themes in greater detail. In particular they covered:
The conference covered the following: