Economics and Rural Development, Volume 10, Number 2

Impact of Multifunctional Agriculture on Territorial Competitiveness: Theoretical Approach

Vilma Atkociuniene, Dovile Petruliene
Aleksandras Stulginskis University

Abstract

The topic of this paper remains actual and new as the interrelationship between multifunctional agriculture and territorial competitiveness has not yet been deeply analysed. Those observations prompted us to analyse the scientific problem of how multifunctional agriculture affects territorial competitiveness. The purpose of the study is to analyse a potential impact of multifunctional agriculture on territorial competitiveness. The key method applied in the paper is a comparative analysis of scientific literature, documents and reports. The article is structured as follows: the first section deals with the conception of multifunctional agriculture; the second section explores the territorial competitiveness background; the third section outlines the effect of multifunctional agriculture on territorial competitiveness by presenting the conceptual framework of the impact of multifunctional agriculture on territorial competitiveness and the final section provides the main conclusions.

Keyword(s): multifunctional agriculture, multiple functions of agriculture, territorial competitiveness, territory


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