WS4: Quality of life, food, landscape, environment: from rural resources to better livelihood systems for people

Session I: Multifunctionality and Diversification

X. C. Carreira Pérez, R. Mariño Allegue and E. Fernández Rodríguez. Rural Buildings of Mountain Regions in Galacia: A Resource to Increase in Value, pp. 323-231.

J. Hassink. Combining Agricultural Production and Care for Persons with Disabilities: a New Role of Agriculture and Farm Animals, pp. 332-341.

P. de Carvalho. Landscape and Heritage as Strategic Resources for Rural Development. The Example of the Lousã Mountain (Central Portuguese Mountain Range), pp. 342-353.

F. Spalatro, M. Genghini and G. Bazzani. Farmer's Willingness to Carry out Wildlife Habitat Improvement Actions - Results of a Cvm Experiment, pp. 354-363.

J. Barrio e Eleftheria Vounouki. Multifunctionality in the Rural Mediterranean: Impacts of Policies in the Case of Greece and Spain, pp. 364-373. 

Session II: Rural Tourism and Local Products

S. Ingrand, B. Dedieu and B. Roche. French Beef Production: Meat Quality, a Challenge for Farmer Practices, pp. 374-383. 

G. Belletti, A. Marescotti and S. Scaramuzzi. Paths of Rural Development Based on Typical Products: a Comparison Between Alternative Strategies, pp. 384-395. 

N. Tritf and F. Casabianca. Socio-Technical Construction of the Bovine Meat Origin in France, pp.  396-404.

A. Pardini, M.R. Mosquera and A. Rigueiro. Land Management to Develop Naturalistic Tourism, pp. 405-411.

Session III: Environment and Sustainable Development

L. Toma. Farming systems and rural community welfare from an environmental perspective. A case study on agricultural nonpoint source pollution in Romania, pp. 412-421.

P.H. Thangata, P.E. Hildebrand and C.H. Gladwin. Modeling Agroforestry Adoption and Household Decision Making in Malawi, pp. 422-431.

C. Pacini, G. Lazzerini, C. Vazzana, G. Giesen and A. Wossink. An Operational Sytem for Evaluating Sustainability of Organic, Integrated and Conventional Farming Systems, pp. 432-443.

M. Dulcire and P. Cattan. The constribution of banana cultivation to sustainable development: analysis by system of activity, pp. 444-454.

F. Longhi, A. Pardini, S. Orlandini and M. Moriondo. Cover crop to improve vineyard ecology, pp. 455-463.

Session IV: Quality of Life and Development Actors

Z. Bacsi and F. Zemankovics. The Contradicory Role of Local Non-Govermental Organisations in Rural Development - A Hungarian Case Study, pp. 464-474.

A. Koutsouris and M. Castañón. The Emergence of New Actors in Rural Areas, pp. 475-483.

L. Heuff. Community Exchange and Learning Processes: A case from Northern Sweden, pp. 484-493.

W. Doppler and J. Kitchaicharoen. Towards measuring quality of life in farming systems. A case from northern Thailand, pp. 494-504.

H.N. Kallstrom. How changes in farmers' view of quality of life bring about structural changes: the case of farming in three marginal areas of Sweden, pp. 505-511.