SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN RURAL AREAS
Keywords:rural areas, development, sustainable
A suggestion of a mix of formal analyses and participatory techniques as an appropriate way of study on sustainable development in rural regions, as well as to aid local actors and the political process. To begin, a systematic study is necessary to determine the boundaries of the aforementioned opportunity area, within which sustainable growth is conceivable. It must include scientific and local knowledge, cultural values, as well as local and national economic and social development goals. Second, in order to generate new development opportunities, the opportunity space must be increased. This may be accomplished through innovation and institutional change, which necessitates local initiative and capacity building on the part of all stakeholders.