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Special Issue "Agricultural Development Strategies for Less-Favoured Areas"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Economics, Policies and Rural Management".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 12575
Special Issue Editors
Interests: industrial organisation; development economics; econometrics; farming; agricultural policy; farm management
Interests: agricultural economics; rural development; agro-environmental economics; farm management; productivity and efficiency estimation
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Special Issue Information
Less-favoured areas (LFAs)” are commonly indicated as territories with different types of disadvantages (geographical, economic, social), which can be limited from the perspective of development. Generally, LFAs are characterized by the significant presence of agriculture in land use even if frequent farming shows a lower productivity and income. On the other hand, in these areas, agricultural practice produces relevant public services, allowing for the maintenance of highly valuable landscapes, in order to safeguard biodiversity, preserve rural and cultural heritage, and ensure working opportunities.
The development of LFAs is, therefore, strictly connected with the state of health of agriculture. At the same time, agricultural increase is not synonymous with the development of LFAs, and development policies should be promoted on a territorial and non-sectoral basis.
This Special Issue intends to collect papers that propose criteria for the classification of the LFAs, considering the role played by the agriculture and providing conceptual frameworks on LFAs, with additional reference to other territorial categories such as rural areas and marginal areas, analysing the socio-economic performances of agriculture in these areas; measuring the impacts provided by public environmental and social services produced; and individuating adequate models, strategies, and policies for fostering the development of the LFAs.
Contributions from a variety of disciplines, as well as multidisciplinary studies, are welcome in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Roberto Furesi
Dr. Fabio A. Madau
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agriculture is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- agricultural policy
- territorial and local policies
- agricultural systems
- environmental and social services
- territory classification