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Agricultura, desarrollo rural y sostenibilidad medioambiental


  • José Antonio Gómez-Limón

    () (Universidad de Valladolid)

  • Andrés J. Picazo-Tadeo

    () (Universitat de València)

  • Ernest Reig Martínez

    () (Universitat de València e Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas (Ivie))


In addition to its traditional purpose of producing food and raw materials, agriculture plays an important role in terms of supplying public goods, generally in the form of externalities deriving from farming activities. These goods may be predominantly economic and social –rural development– or environmental –protection of biodiversity or landscape preservation. This study analyses the economic basis of agricultural multifunctionality associated with the joint production of private and public goods in farming and its implications in terms of economic policies. We also explain and assess the legislation –and its financing– that currently makes it possible to develop a multifunctional concept of farming in Spain. Finally, we present the results of recent research regarding the production of environmental goods by certain farming systems in Spain.

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  • José Antonio Gómez-Limón & Andrés J. Picazo-Tadeo & Ernest Reig Martínez, 2008. "Agricultura, desarrollo rural y sostenibilidad medioambiental," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 61, pages 103-126, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2008:i:61:p:103-126

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    Agriculture; multifunctionality; public goods; rural development; environmental services.;

    JEL classification:

    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • Q00 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - General
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • Q50 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - General


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