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The Contribution of Organic Livestock to Sustainable Rural Development in Sensitive Areas

Escribano, AJ; Gaspar , P; Mesias, FJ and Escribano, M (2015) The Contribution of Organic Livestock to Sustainable Rural Development in Sensitive Areas. International Journal of Research Studies in Agricultural Sciences (IJRSAS), 1 (1), pp. 21-34.

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Summary

Organic production may contribute positively to rural development. However, there is a gap of knowledge with regard to the livestock sector that the present work is aimed at filling by means of a multidisciplinary and participatory approach. The results suggest that ‘fully organic’ holdings (organic farms that sell products as organic) have the highest potential to contribute to the rural development in the area under study. Nevertheless, its implementation requires higher levels of education and implies higher costs. Due to these difficulties, public subsidies should support such production systems. Moreover, systems with low productivity but high environmental services should be also supported, such as those extensive (either conventional or organic).


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:organic, livestock, beef cattle, sustainable development, rural development
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Cattle
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Beef cattle
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Livestock
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organic husbandry
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Organic agriculture
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Sustainability
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rural development strategies
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Rural areas
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Agricultural and rural legislation
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Rural development
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Rural unemployment
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farming systems
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Mediterranean zone
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Mediterranean region
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semiarid soils
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Subjects: Farming Systems
Animal husbandry
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: Spain > University of Extremadura
Deposited By: Escribano, Dr. Alfredo J
ID Code:29518
Deposited On:04 Dec 2015 10:20
Last Modified:04 Dec 2015 10:20
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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