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Sustainable Rural Development

Edited by Florin-Constantin Mihai

"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi

Co-editor:

Corneliu Iatu

"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi

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sustainable agriculture and forestry public policies rural tourism agrarian markets rural resources land-use management system labor organization system social development rural geography public utilities environmental threats rural resilience

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The book aims to examine the progress made by rural communities in terms of rural economy and policies under the Agenda 21 framework and highlighting the new prospects regarding the agrarian, social and demographic structures in the context of sustainable development goals (SDGs) promoted by the Agenda 2030. Rural communities are facing various challenges nowadays in terms of poor infrastructure, poverty, social exclusion, rural-urban migration, shifting agrarian markets and geographical isolation, climate change, environmental pollution or resource depletion. The contributions should point out how rural communities should combat such challenges, to reveal best management and policy practices, and to outline the new perspectives towards a sustainable agriculture, fishing or forestry system, proper land use management, solid agrarian structure, and a sound rural tourism sector. The role of cultural heritage should also be investigated. Rural population access to medical care, nutrition, education, clean energy and reliable public utilities (eg. sanitation, waste management, drinking water) are essential for improving social development, particularly across middle and low-income countries. Achieving global sustainable development goals (SGDS) implies also the development of rural communities. The book topic encourages the multi and interdisciplinary approaches at different geographical scales (national, regional, local) supported by a pertinent literature review.

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Date completed: December 6th 2018

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Expected publication date: July 15th 2019

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About the editor

Florin-Constantin Mihai

"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi

Florin-Constantin Mihai holds a Ph.D. degree in Geography (2013) with maximum distinction from the Department of Geography,“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi (Romania), and BSc and MSc degrees in Environmental Science. He published papers in international peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, book chapters on various topics regarding environmental and waste management issues. His research aims to develop new methods and indicators in order to assess the key environmental issues across various geographical scales. His research interests include environmental geography, waste management, pollution, sanitation, sustainability, circular economy, public and environmental policies, spatial analysis, rural and regional development. Previously edited books “E-waste in Transition: from Pollution to Resource”, “Solid Waste Management in Rural Areas” and “Environmental Risks” are available at https://www.intechopen.com/.

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