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Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2024 (Open) Submit Now
Ramona Franić, Full Professor
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
Research Interests: Agricultural and rural policy; Socio-economic processes in agriculture and rural areas; Sustainable agriculture and rural development
Won-Ho Nam, PhD, Associate Professor
Department Head, School of Social Safety and Systems Engineering, Hankyong National University, Anseong 17579, Korea
Institute of Agricultural Environmental Science, Hankyong National University, Anseong 17579, Korea
National Agricultural Water Research Center, Hankyong National University, Anseong 17579, Korea
Research Interests: Climate Change; Water resources management; Water resources; Evapotranspiration; Water resources engineering; Watershed management; Rainfall runoff modelling; Watershed hydrology; Agriculture; Agricultural environment; Agricultural water
About This Topic
The concept of sustainable agriculture and rural development has outgrown the stage of academic discussion in which acceptance of new principles was questioned. Modern global processes – climate change, destruction of the environment and natural resources, increase in population and demand for food – impose the need to apply modern technologies and practices that can meet the growing need for healthy food, while at the same time rational and careful use of resources. Sustainable agriculture practices minimize negative effects on the environment – land, water resources, air and biodiversity, and the main task in the production process is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Modern technologies in sustainable agriculture enable farmers to produce products that meet these requirements. In this, the practices such as precision and vertical agriculture, digitized and robotic production are combined with water resource management technologies.
Broader than the agricultural sector itself, rural development implies integral, multi-sectoral and sustainable development of non-urban space, which contributes to the diversification of the rural economy and ensures the economic security and well-being of people in rural areas. This is achieved by creating new employment opportunities, connecting agriculture with processing activities and services, offering higher added value products. Moreover, rural development policy has the task of maintaining life in marginal areas and contributing to environmental and cultural services.
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