Bringing together a network
of rural stakeholders and
decision-makers to share
ideas and solutions
Our mission is to build the strength and resilience of rural England by helping to inform and engender better rural policy making.
We will do this by encouraging informed debate, providing independent research and evidence, supporting informed information exchange and building a network that draws together all those who seek to improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of rural England
Unlocking the digital potential of rural areas
This research report (published March 2018) considers the current adoption of digital technologies by rural based businesses. It also explores the benefits that accrue, the constraints faced and the economic potential which would be released by tackling those constraints.
Rural Services Report 2016
The report (published January 2017) presents the most recent evidence regarding the provision of services to residents and businesses in rural England.
A library of rural research
An area where rural research from a variety of universities, rural interest groups and other organisations can readily be accessed.