Rural economic development in the post-agricultural era: policy recommendations

Studia Obszarów Wiejskich (2015)
Tom 39 - Post-agricultural rural space of the Visegrad countries: economies, entrepreneurship and policies
Strony: 129-144
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Present rural economies of developed countries are no more dominated by agriculture. However, in policies of rural economic development the position of farming remains very strong due to the persisiting productivist thinking. Consequently, the tools of such policies are strongly related to agriculture, despite its minor contribution to rural economies of developed countries. The aim of this article is to offer recommendations for more efficient policies of rural economic development which are not based only on agriculture. These policy recommendations for European or national, regional and local authorities are key research findings of the project Non-agricultural and non-tourism economic industries in rural peripheries of the Visegrad countries funded by the International Visegrad Fund.

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

Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences
Hungarian Academy of Sciences and University of Szeged
Department of Economic and Social Geography
Egyetem u. 2, H-6722, Szeged, Hungary