A Scenario of Rural Development from the Perspective of Multifunctional Agriculture in the EU: A Critical Refl ection on the Czech Republic
Geographia Polonica (2009) vol. 82, iss. 2, pp. 57-68 | Full text
Multifunctional agriculture is nowadays a key issue of the second pillar of the EU’s CommonAgriculture Policy. The concept of multifunctional agriculture is also seen as a possible developmentscenario for EU rural areas. But the question of the territorial impact of such policy tools has been raised.The main aim of the paper is to analyze the application of the multifuncionality concept in selectedEU countries. In particular, the paper engages in a critical refl ection of multifunctional agriculture as aspecifi c scenario for rural development in the Czech Republic in the previous period of the programme,2004 – 2006.
Keywords: agriculture, rural development, multifunctionality
Eva Cudlinova, Economic Faculty of South Bohemian University, Studentska 13, Ceske Budejovice, Post Code: 37005, Czech Republic
Martin Pelucha, Economic Faculty of South Bohemian University, Studentska 13, Ceske Budejovice, Post Code: 37005, Czech Republic