Developments of rural economies in Central and Eastern Europe: an overview

Since the beginning of transition, rural economies in Central and Eastern Europe have undergone a strong restructuring with increasing urban-rural disparities. The analysis of the rural situation on the basis of GDP p.c., investments, unemployment and sectoral structures leads to the question on which basis a sustainable and dynamic rural development can be achieved in the future. Rural development measures should use a multifunctional approach which incorporates the competitiveness of the agri-food sector, rural infrastructure and non-farm income sources and measures enhancing labour mobility. The EU accession is a chance for rural areas. However, there remain important challenges particularly in institution and capacity building just as in the political development of a clear focus and strategic vision.


Editor(s):
Banski, Jerzy
Issue Date:
2004
Publication Type:
Book/ Chapter
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISBN 83-89666-03-0 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/157828
Published in:
Rural Areas and Development, Volume 02
Page range:
7-29
Total Pages:
23
Series Statement:
Rural areas and development
2




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