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Sustainability in Rural Development Based on Natural and Cultural Heritage

Tunon, Håkan (2016). Sustainability in Rural Development Based on Natural and Cultural Heritage. I/In: Challenges för the new rurality. In a changing world. 7th International Conference on Localized Agr-Food Systems, 8-10 May 2016, Södertörns högskola.
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The historical landscape was a mosaic of fields, meadows and forests in small patches. Farmers had to rely on all available resources. But the changes in land use during the second half of the 20th century transformed the landscape, and the biological traces from customary use of yesteryears, e.g. the biological cultural heritage or bioheritage, are today threatened. Bioheritage includes species dependent on man’s customary uses, and traces of such use, e.g. elements, structures. A continuation of customary use is necessary for the preservation and maintenance of bioheritage for the future. However, the economic situation for small-scale farmers is today threatening this continuation. The question is: can nature and culture values and customary uses add value to products produced by the farmers and thus contribute to a continuation?

Authors/Creators:Tunon, Håkan
Title:Sustainability in Rural Development Based on Natural and Cultural Heritage
Series Name/Journal:COMREC studies on environment and development
Year of publishing :2016
Page range:31-32
Number of Pages:2
Place of Publication:Södertörn
Publisher:Södertörns högskola. COMREC
ISBN for printed version:978-91-980607-1-3
Publication Type:Conference Paper (Paper)
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 6 Humanities > 605 Other Humanities > Cultural Studies
Keywords:bioheritage, traditional knowledge, rural development, synanthropic, biodiversity
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ID Code:15203
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Swedish Biodiversity Centre
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Deposited On:11 Oct 2018 10:02
Metadata Last Modified:27 Jun 2020 03:37

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