Towards a Territorial Approach for Rural Development.


The paper proceeds as follows: the first section develops the rationale for a territorial approach to rural development in Latin America, highlighting not only the reasons for the need of a renewed approach but also the emerging demand from different actors for such a renewal. The second section is an attempt to examine the potential contribution of the social sciences for the development of a solidly grounded formulation of a rural development strategy. Finally, the third section is a preliminary attempt to present a model for the analysis of rural territorial development processes that is based on the contributions discussed in the preceding section.


IPPG Discussion Paper Series, Manchester, UK, No. 17, 33 pp.

Towards a Territorial Approach for Rural Development.

Published 1 January 2008