ELLA Learning Alliance on Small-scale Farming – Module 2: Addressing the Limitations: Territorial Rural Development
In this Module, the Moderator introduces the territorial approach to rural development in Latin America, and focuses the exchange on the conditions for sound institutional governance and sustainable environmental management.
This document summarises the contributions and main debates, as well as the Moderator’s analyses and conclusions. Hyperlinks are provided to the materials that were shared during the module.
- The 'Territorial Rural Development' paradigm is conceived as a simultaneous process of productive transformation and institutional change, with the final goal of reducing poverty and inequality in rural territories.
- Sound institutional governance and sustainable environmental management at the local level are key.
- The so-called ‘key dimensions’ to Territorial Rural Development - natural resource management, linkages with dynamic markets, the role of urban centres and public investment, and the importance of social coalitions - have been studied by Latin American researchers and integrated into public policy with the aim of establishing the conditions necessary to ensure the viability of small-scale agriculture.
- Territorial development policies and ‘location-based policies’ are not only justifiable but a necessary component of development strategies.
Other ELLA knowledge materials relating to Smallholder Farmers and Rural Development:
GUIDES AND BRIEFS
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHTS