The upcoming of an agricultural model based on multifunctionality and closer complementary relationships between rural and urban areas is fully represented by the very social agriculture, which uses agricultural resources to carry out social activities, such as work introduction, rehabilitation, etc... This introduces opportunities for a new rural model, which more and more combines social activities with organic ones sharing the same sustainable economic, environmental and social targets, affinities and motivations. The S.A. phenomenon has also interested Sicily, where social agriculture has acquired special connotations since farms that have decided to commit themselves in social activities had already chosen to adopt the organic production method. This study includes the results on an agrarian-economic survey of some Sicilian organic agrosocial structures where the synergic action between organic farming and social activities has amplified the advantages and reciprocal benefits in order to obtain “social and environmental sustainability”. The research was completed with a SWOT analysis, which allowed highlighting the strong and weak points, opportunities and threats of this phenomenon, in order to also provide useful indications for intervention policies by public and private subjects.
|Titolo:||ORGANIC SOCIAL AGRICULTURE: A TOOL FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|