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Rural change in Europe: Research programme on farm structures and pluriactivity

International, multidisciplinary and long-term study on the interrelationships between physical, socio-cultural and economic environment, farm household behaviour, spatial development and policy implementation and impact. Development of a consistent data base on farm household resources and farm household adjustment in different types of rural areas at the European level. Assessment of both the implications of farm household changes for patterns of macro-structural adjustment in different contexts, and the reasons for these changes; in particular: the function of pluriactivity and the role of agricultural structural policy.

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Research | Rural areas |


European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture / Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry (BMELF)


1987 - 1991

Contact person/s at IfLS: 

Jörg Schramek

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