Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Multifunctional Aspects of Italian Agriculture: Evidence from the Latest Census

Contents:

Author Info

  • Roberto Henke
  • Andrea Povellato
  • Francesco Vanni

Abstract

The article provides an analysis of the multifunctionality of Italian agriculture based on the data of the 6th Agricultural Census (Istat). Exploring the new functions assigned to agriculture according to the post-productivist model of development, the paper focuses on two issues closely interconnected: the provision of environmental public goods and the diversification of activities carried out by the agricultural holdings. While Italian agriculture seems to be particularly suited for the provision of environmental goods and services, the data show a rather limited capacity on the part of Italian farms to introduce new diversification activities. Overall, the picture emerging from the analysis shows the coexistence in Italian agriculture of different production models. In some the multifunctional role of agriculture is key, since they are firmly based on the new environmental functions and the profitable diversification activities that are complementary or alternative to agricultural production.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.francoangeli.it/riviste/Scheda_Rivista.aspx?IDArticolo=50865&Tipo=Articolo%20PDF&lingua=en&idRivista=25
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by Associazione Rossi Doria in its journal QA.

Volume (Year): (2014)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages:

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:rar:journl:0278

Contact details of provider:
Postal: Via Silvio d'Amico 77, - 00145 Rome Italy
Phone: +39 06 57114743
Fax: +39 06 57114774
Email:
Web page: http://host.uniroma3.it/associazioni/rossidoria/qa.asp
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: Multifunctionality; Agricultural census; Income diversification; Environmental public goods;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rar:journl:0278. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ().

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.