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Strategija ruralnog razvoja u svetlu priključivanja Srbije Evropskoj Uniji
Rural Development Strategy In The Light Of Serbia Joining European Union

Author(s): Snežana Đekić , Sonja Jovanović
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: Rural economy; rural development; diversification of activities; rural tourism.

Summary/Abstract: Agriculture influences rural community, rural economy and the environment. However, agricultural production is not the only function of rural areas, as that could be a whole range of other activities that favor the growth of rural economy, the decrease of gap between urban and rural areas and improvement of standard of living for rural area populations. That reduces farmers' dependence on agricultural production as a source of income. Activities needed to be done in order to carry out this program are: creation of opportunities for employment outside of the farms through smaller processing units, centers for services in rural area and adequate improvements in infrastructure. Diversification stimulates entrepreneurship. Advantages of diversification of rural economy are: reduction of unemployment, taking advantage of rural areas' competitive advantages, speeding up economic development of rural areas, improving quality of life in rural areas. Diversified activities are constantly growing in developed countries.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 147-152
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English