PROCESSES OF MARGINALIZATION OF AGRICULTURE: THE ROLE OF NON-AGRICULTURAL SECTORS TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL GROWTH IN RURAL AREAS

Journal of Central European Agriculture. 2002;3(3):205-216

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Central European Agriculture

ISSN: 1332-9049 (Online)

Publisher: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Society/Institution: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

LCC Subject Category: Agriculture

Country of publisher: Croatia

Language of fulltext: English, Slovak, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Bulgarian, Croatian

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C CANNARELLA

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Time From Submission to Publication: 50 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

In the case of rural realities showing peculiar socio-political conditions, systemic changes, transformation of consolidated lifestyles, marginalization and weak socio-economic positions, policies to restructure agriculture can face complex implications. The definition, development and implementation of strategies focused at a „local” level directed to support non-agricultural rural activities can contribute to make modernization processes really effective and capable to produce solutions which can be efficiently adopted. A multidisciplinary analysis on „rural space”, as a complex system composed of essential elements (individuals, communities, agriculture, landscape, environment, non-agricultural activities, and local spatial and cultural configurations) becomes a crucial step to achieve all potential benefits from the identification of alternative employment and income sources and to create a positive environment to implement social, economic and technological changes.