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dc.contributor.authorRizzo Fulvio
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-06T11:15:27Z
dc.date.available2017-03-06T11:15:27Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier10.1515/euco-2016-0002fi_FI
dc.identifier.issn1803-8417
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/428
dc.descriptionArticle
dc.description.abstractProductivity alone is not the most important defining character of contemporary agriculture. On the grounds of the dominant models of market liberalization and multifunctionality, farmers have been urged to take new roles beyond food production. By deploying a ’normative’ view of multifunctionality, based on the acknowledgment of spatial heterogeneity, and on an actor-oriented explanation of agricultural change, this paper investigates Finnish farmers’ visions on the redefined and redifining role of contemporary agriculture. From a review and anaylsis of sixteen qualitative semi-structured interviews, it emerges that such visions — through their components of identity, opponent, and project — are constructed upon three factors which are linked to each other to a various extent: 1) farming contingent conditions (as location, climate, terrain); 2) externalities (including international policy environment, and market liberalization); 3) farmers’ personal views on profitability and risk. In a policy context dominated by uncertainty, decision-making has shifted mainly from the national to the international level, and the collected data supports the dominance of productivist actions and thoughts. On one hand, farmers still tend to prioritize the continuity of production, which contribute both to resistance identity, and to the identification of a variety of opponents. Yet on the other hand, farmers are, to an embryonic stage, upgrading themselves to meet the challenges faced by contemporary agriculture.fi_FI
dc.language.isoENfi_FI
dc.publisherDe Gruyter Openfi_FI
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEuropean Countryside
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1515/euco-2016-0002fi_FI
dc.rightsCC BY https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/fi_FI
dc.subjectmultifunctionalityfi_FI
dc.subjectnormative viewfi_FI
dc.subjectvisionfi_FI
dc.subjectterritorial expressionfi_FI
dc.subjectproductivismfi_FI
dc.subjectnon-productivismfi_FI
dc.subjectresistance identityfi_FI
dc.titleApproaching Multifunctionality by a 'Normative View': Finnish Farmers' Visions on Contemporary Agriculturefi_FI
dc.typehttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.versionPublisher's pdffi_FI
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Geographical and Historical Studies, shared activities
uef.solecris.id39026726
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewedfi_FI
dc.type.publicationinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.rights.accessrights© Authorfi_FI
uef.citationinfo.issue1
uef.citationinfo.pages16-32
dc.relation.doi10.1515/euco-2016-0002
dc.description.reviewstatushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange16-32
dc.relation.issn1803-8417
dc.relation.issue1


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