Multifunctionality and local identity as paradigms for a sustainable and competitive agriculture

15 December 2008 → 31 March 2011
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
    • Economic geography
    • Human geography
    • Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
    • Urban and regional geography
    • Other social and economic geography
  • Engineering and technology
    • Urban and regional design, development and planning
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
sustainability local identitity competitiveness multifunctional agriculture
Project description

Modern agriculture is characterised by a decreasing production of non-commodities, partly because remunerating markets are missing. Our hypothesis is that such markets may be constructed on the basis of local identity and territoriality. The project will investigate what local identity means, how farming contributes to it and whether this concept can be a clue to promote multifunctional farming.