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Conclusion: Reproducing Future in Rural Area

Constructing a New Framework for Rural Development

ISBN: 978-1-78441-622-5, eISBN: 978-1-78441-621-8

Publication date: 9 March 2015


Peasants play a key role in the processes of growth and development of rural areas. But the practices and the organizational forms or arrangements can be very different in relation to the context or territory of origin. This has resulted in a multiplicity of solutions unlikely to be repeated in other sectorial or scientific context. This heterogeneity of responses allows the peasants model to strengthen the resilience of rural areas and offer itself as an alternative model of agricultural modernization paths increasingly ineffective in managing the modern complexity. This is a common element that emerges in all experiences of rural development in Brazil, China, and Europe, which are compared in this book. In addition to this, this chapter highlights some commonalities that can be used to delineate the attributes of the new peasantry and its consolidation and dissemination in space and time.



Milone, P., Ventura, F. and Ye, J. (2015), "Conclusion: Reproducing Future in Rural Area", Constructing a New Framework for Rural Development (Research in Rural Sociology and Development, Vol. 22), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 325-333.



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