• Eimantas Padriezas Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy


sustainable development, sustainable development, rural areas


The 20th century was characterized by rapid industrialization, urbanization, population growth, pollution and unprecedented depletion of natural resources. These disasters were a wake-up call for many nations that actively began to develop economic policies that emphasized sustainable practices over traditional resource use activities. This led to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), more commonly known as the Rio Earth Summit. During this summit, various nations gathered to sign various environmental conventions, such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Sustainable development is a concept that has become increasingly popular in recent years as the world becomes increasingly aware of the need to protect the environment and resources. It is defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. The concept of sustainable development is based on three main principles: environmental protection, economic growth and social justice. Sustainable development in rural areas requires a range of strategies, including improving basic services such as health care, education and clean water; promotion of sustainable agricultural practices; and promotion of renewable energy sources. These strategies are necessary to reduce poverty in rural communities and protect the environment from further degradation due to unsustainable practices.

The purpose of the article is to determine the aspects of sustainable development of rural areas. Scientific literature, document analysis, systematization, comparison and generalization methods are used to achieve the goal.






Sustainable development of rural areas