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Actitudes y percepciones sociales sobre la multifuncionalidad agraria: El caso de Andalucía

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  • José Antonio Gómez-Limón Rodríguez
  • Eduardo Moyano
  • Esperanza Vera-Toscano
  • Fernando Garrido
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    RESUMEN Este trabajo analiza los resultados de una amplia encuesta de opinión (Agrobarómetro 2003) a la población andaluza sobre diversos aspectos de la agricultura, entre ellos los relacionados con la multifuncionalidad de la agricultura. De los resultados obtenidos destaca la existencia de una demanda generalizada, por parte de la población andaluza, de una agricultura multifuncional que suministre tanto bienes y servicios privados (alimentos y materias primas), como públicos (generación de empleo y protección del medio ambiente). La significativa demanda social de bienes públicos procedentes de la agricultura parece ajustarse al avance, ya observado en las sociedades industriales avanzadas, de una concepción postmaterialista del sector agrario. Mayor diversidad existe en cuanto a cómo percibe la población el cumplimiento por la agricultura andaluza de las diferentes funciones que la sociedad le asigna. Estos resultados deberían ser tenidos en cuenta en el debate actual sobre el diseño de la política agraria, al objeto de que su aplicación permita cubrir, en la medida de lo posible, las demandas insatisfechas de la cuidadanía. ABSTRACT This paper uses the 2003 Survey on Individuals’ Opinion on Rurality and Agriculture in Andalusia (Agrobarometre 2003) to investigate individuals’ attitudes and perceptions towards different attributes of multifunctional agriculture. Results indicate that individuals in Andalusia are aware of the multi-dimensional nature of agriculture as a provider of private (food and non-food products) and public (employment generation and environmental protection) goods. This achievement seems to be adjusted to a postmaterialist view of agricultural sector in modern societies. A wider diversity has been found regarding public perceptions towards how Andalusian agricultural sector performs the different functions. Gaining a better understanding on individuals’ attitudes and perceptions on multifunctional agriculture will be of particular relevance to decision-makers and policy-makers as it could help to raise awareness about the issues faced in defining ‘agriculture’, and ultimately contribute agricultural policy evaluation and development.

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    Article provided by Universidades Públicas de Andalucía in its journal Revista de Estudios Regionales.

    Volume (Year): 03 (2007)
    Issue (Month): ()
    Pages: 71-101

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    Handle: RePEc:rer:articu:v:03:y:2007:p:71-101

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    Keywords: Multifuncionalidad; Agricultura; Andalucía; Actitudes; Percepciones;

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    1. Sergio Colombo & Nick Hanley & Javier Calatrava-Requena, 2005. "Designing Policy for Reducing the Off-farm Effects of Soil Erosion Using Choice Experiments," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 56(1), pages 81-95.
    2. Yrjola, Tapani & Kola, Jukka, 2004. "Consumer Preferences Regarding Multifunctional Agriculture," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 7(02).
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