tTypical agricultural products could play an important role in developing rural areas. They contributegreatly to forming the character, quality, and use of the countryside. This work uses multi-criteria analysis(MCA) of data from the Geographic Information System (GIS) to identify the territorial context of the“Typical Agricultural District”. Such districts can be identified by the presence of typical agriculturalpractices, as defined by the relevant EC directive, their cultural resources, their infrastructure, and thelandscape. These districts often specialise in high quality agricultural products and tourism, with thetwo activities complementing one another. The analytical process that we use in our case study allowedus to identify a particular district in which all of the agricultural and cultural values of the area wereconcentrated. This area could be used as a case study for specific plans and projects aimed at managingthe landscape resources and developing the rural areas. The area studied is in Eastern Sicily but themethod used is valid in a general sense, and could be applied in other contexts.

Identification of “Typical Agricultural Districts” for the developmentof rural areas applied to Eastern Sicily

TOMASELLI, Giovanna Maria Pina;
2015

Abstract

tTypical agricultural products could play an important role in developing rural areas. They contributegreatly to forming the character, quality, and use of the countryside. This work uses multi-criteria analysis(MCA) of data from the Geographic Information System (GIS) to identify the territorial context of the“Typical Agricultural District”. Such districts can be identified by the presence of typical agriculturalpractices, as defined by the relevant EC directive, their cultural resources, their infrastructure, and thelandscape. These districts often specialise in high quality agricultural products and tourism, with thetwo activities complementing one another. The analytical process that we use in our case study allowedus to identify a particular district in which all of the agricultural and cultural values of the area wereconcentrated. This area could be used as a case study for specific plans and projects aimed at managingthe landscape resources and developing the rural areas. The area studied is in Eastern Sicily but themethod used is valid in a general sense, and could be applied in other contexts.
Multi-criteria analysis (MCA); GIS data analysis ; Rural landscape ; Typical agricultural product
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