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The Formation of „Eco-regions“ in Austria and the Role of the Structural Fund

Schermer, Dr Markus (2002) The Formation of „Eco-regions“ in Austria and the Role of the Structural Fund. Paper at: Regional Sustainable Development - The Role of the Structural Funds, Seggau, Austria, September 9th – 11th 2002. [Unpublished]

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The concept of “Eco-regions” (or “Bioregionen” in German) entered the discussion on rural development in Austria several years ago. Broadly, this expression means the combination of sustainable farming in particular organic farming practices, and the marketing of their produce with the aim of assisting regional development. As we shall see, this concept can take various forms of expression. It can be restricted to the agricultural sector or extended to a general regional strategy. The common feature is a territorial form of cohesion under the umbrella of organic farming. The very idea comes from two directions: the organic movement on one hand and regional development on the other.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Research affiliation: Austria > Univ. Innsbruck > Mountain Agriculture
Deposited By: Schermer, Dr Markus
ID Code:3342
Deposited On:10 Oct 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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