The role of agricultural employment in local rural development strategies

Ritter Krisztián and Oláh I. and Péter Balázs: The role of agricultural employment in local rural development strategies. In: Review on agriculture and rural development, (2) 1. pp. 373-379. (2013)

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The long-term strategic objectives of EU Rural Development Policy in the next (2014-2020) programming period are as follows: the competitiveness of agriculture, the sustainable management of natural resources and the balanced territorial development. In this strategy agriculture seems to remain the key element as solution for lagging rural areas. In cooperation with four villages of Nograd county a survey was carried out in summer of 2012 questioning the local population about their economic and social conditions, the situation of the local communities and their development ideas, with special focus on the investigation of the role and potentials of agriculture. Summing up our research the social functions of traditional agriculture based on local resources, the strengthening of viable farms, the increasing importance of diversification and the laborintensive products with high added-value have to be emphasized in the new rural policy. Besides agriculture the improvement of urban-rural connections are essential for lagging rural areas as well, especially in terms of employment, availability of services and allocation of local rural products to urban markets.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review on agriculture and rural development
Date: 2013
Volume: 2
Number: 1
ISSN: 2063-4803
Page Range: pp. 373-379
Language: English
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Vidékfejlesztés - Magyarország, Közvéleménykutatás - Magyarország - regionális, Foglalkoztatottság - mezőgazdasági - Magyarország, Nógrád megye
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 378-379. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.07. Social and economic geography
Date Deposited: 2018. Jun. 17. 10:19
Last Modified: 2024. Apr. 17. 15:41

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