Rural well-being: the push and pull and the diversity in-between

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Strachan, G., Smith, G. and Gibbon, D. (2018). Rural well-being: the push and pull and the diversity in-between. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology. 25 (7), pp. 592-601.
AuthorsStrachan, G., Smith, G. and Gibbon, D.
Abstract

This article proposes an analytical framework for developing indicators of agriculture and rural community sustainability, including the symbiotic relationship between sustainable agriculture and rural well-being. Rural well-being offers a sustainable approach to healthy lifestyles that are based on a balance of many complex components including social, economic, and environmental issues. The United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK)
have taken positions on these issues. The United States Department of Agriculture is ‘committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America’ through loans
and subsidies (USDA 2015). The USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program vision is to sustain ‘an enduring American agriculture of the highest quality that is profitable, protects the nation’s land and water and is a force, providing a healthy and rewarding way of life for farmers and ranchers whose quality products and operations sustain
their communities and society’ (SARE 2016; Smart, Sandt and Chris Zdorovtsov 2016). UK government and non-government agencies have taken a more holistic approach to rural wellbeing in their efforts to achieve a more balanced social–economic–environmental state of rural well-being. The UK interpretation of Community Supported Agriculture is a tested example of this sustainable approach to fostering rural well-being (Saltmarsh et al. 2011).

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology on 07/03/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13504509.2018.1446369.

Year2018
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology
Journal citation25 (7), pp. 592-601
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1350-4509
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/13504509.2018.1446369
Publication dates
Online07 Mar 2018
Publication process dates
Accepted27 Jun 2017
Deposited15 Nov 2019
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
File Access Level
Open
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