On non-agricultural and non-tourism economic industries in rural areas

Studia Obszarów Wiejskich (2015)
Tom 39 - Post-agricultural rural space of the Visegrad countries: economies, entrepreneurship and policies
Strony: 9-22
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The aim of this article is to support another view of rural economies than one focused mainly on agriculture. The reason for such a view is the fact that the economic importance of other than agricultural economic activities (e.g. in manufacturing, services) in rural areas of developed countries is much larger than that of agriculture. Despite this new economic orientation of rural areas, rural developemt policies are still heavily focused on agriculture. To support these statements, a changing nature of rural economies of developed countries is discussed in contrast to the stagnating focus of rural studies and rural development policies.

Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem
Faculty of Science
Department of Geography
České mládeže 8, 400 96, Ústí nad Labem, Czechia

Instytut Geografii i Przestrzennego Zagospodarowania PAN
ul. Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warszawa