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Agriculture and the rural environment - RE0101

RE0101. Broken traditions: agriculture and rural society in England.

This literature review examines the extent and significance of inter-related changes in English agriculture, rural economies and rural societies. The study also proposes new traditions that must be established in order to meet the objectives of the recent White Paper entitled Rural England (1995). Aspects considered in the review include the following: an assessment of the changes which have taken place in agriculture; an assessment of the broader changes which have taken place in rural society, focusing on demographic change and its consequences, and on changes in rural employment; an analysis of the interface between agriculture and rural society from three different perspectives (regional, community and household perspectives); social and political aspects affecting agriculture's role in the countryside; the changing role of farmers in relation to the natural environment and landscape, rural tourism, recreation and access in the countryside; and issues relating to the provision of rural housing (including settlement policy, factors influencing the decision of farmers to release land for housing and the impact of agricultural tied housing).
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1995

To: 1996

Cost: £13,983
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Aberdeen
Fields of Study
Rural Affairs