000010981 001__ 10981
000010981 037__ $$a24
000010981 041__ $$aEnglish
000010981 100__ $$aDax, T.
000010981 245__ $$aThe impact of the policy framework on dynamics of mountain farming in Austria
000010981 260__ $$c2002
000010981 260__ $$b
            
000010981 490__ $$aConference paper
000010981 507__ $$aMFOLL
000010981 520__ $$aMountain areas have, in general, overcome farming difficulties and the handicaps of geographical peripheral location and low competivity. As the agricultural sector is of significant relevance for land use in these areas the different farm management sytems have considerable implications on the regional environment and the rural economy.Mountain farming has been a policy subject since the 1970s. However, the effects of the application of less-favoured areas policy has hardly been analysed for EU countries, and also the achievement of Austrian mountain policy have been addressed mainly in close relationship to existing policies. The impact of differences of intensity within mountain farming and its implications for the provision of central non-market benefits of agriculture have only been reflected recently. This conceptual shift has been brought about primarily by the challenge to investigate and foster the multiple functions of agriculture, particularly in the context of less-favoured areas. Mountains are seen in many respects as regions where the ecological sensitivity is extremely high and limits of intensification occur much earlier than elsewhere.The paper notes the differences of regional developments of mountain areas and calls for an analysis at a low scale level, the inclusion of considerations on structural development and an integrative concept for regional development in mountain areas. This last point seems extremely important for the future of small scaled farming structure since only the combination of farm and off-farm work and appropriate regional initiatives might be seen as effective strategies against detrimental tendencies for the environment and marginalisation of mountain regions.
000010981 653__ $$aagriculture
000010981 653__ $$aAustria
000010981 653__ $$afarming
000010981 653__ $$afarming systems
000010981 653__ $$apolicy
000010981 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000010981 650__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000010981 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000010981 650__ $$aFarming systems
000010981 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000010981 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000010981 691__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000010981 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000010981 691__ $$aFarming systems
000010981 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000010981 773__ $$pFifth IFSA European Symposium, International Farming Systems Association, Farming and Rural Systems Research and Extension, Local Identities and Globalisation Workshop 2: Resilience and continuity of small scale farming within sustainable rural livelihood systems. April 2002. Italy
000010981 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/10981/files/24.pdf
000010981 980__ $$aARTICLE