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Title: Agriculture, Rural Development and Potential for a ‘Middle Agriculture’ in Ireland
Authors: Macken-Walsh, Aine
Keywords: Rural development
Policy
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Publisher: Teagasc, Oak Park, Carlow, Ireland
Citation: Macken-Walsh, Áine.(2010) Agriculture, Rural Development and Potential for a ‘Middle Agriculture’ in Ireland. RERC Working Paper Series 10-WPRE-04
Series/Report no.: RERC Working Paper Series;10-WPRE-04
Abstract: This paper gives a brief overview of current farm viability in Ireland and summarises some of the main ‘barriers’ to farm families’ engagement in contemporary rural development programmes. Against this backdrop, the paper discusses the potential of a middle agriculture model for rural development. The capacity of such a model to address some of the economic, social and cultural predicaments of Irish family farms is outlined. The potential of the model is also discussed in terms of how it may respond to contemporary EC rural development policy priority objectives.
Description: Working Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11019/690
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