RESEARCH PAPER
FUNCTIONS OF RURAL AREAS AND THEIR DEVELOPMENT
 
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University of Warmia and Mazury
Publish date: 2015-05-10
Acceptance date: 2015-05-10
 
Zagadnienia Ekonomiki Rolnej 2015;343(2):84–93
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The article contains an overview of rural areas’ functions according to different criteria and an analysis of changes of these functions in the context of rural areas’ development. Declining role of agriculture with the growing role of other economic functions in these areas is accompanied by the growing importance of social and environmental functions. This is reflected, inter alia, in the development of settlements in rural areas, increasing ecological awareness, for the sake of landscaping and biodiversity, and in the development of technical and social infrastructure and the activity of local communities.
eISSN:2392-3458
ISSN:0044-1600