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The Future of Rural Policy From Sectoral to Place-Based Policies in Rural Areas Lessons, limits and potential of territorial policies for rural areas

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The need for territorial policies emerged from the recognition that rural development is not a sectoral issue but a territorial one. Given the varied nature and the multiplicity of problems that rural areas are facing, they cannot be addressed solely by agricultural policies. A multisectoral approach is thus crucial to respond to rural demands. To increase efficiency it is also important to focus on functional regions (i.e. territories where people both live and work) and to involve local actors within the decision-making process. Both the LEADER and Contigo programmes in Europe and Mexico respectively areexamples of multisectoral approaches that can be carried out in terms of functional regions...

Page Count: 22

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: June 1, 2003

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