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Is multifunctionality the future of mountain pastoralism? Lessons from the management of semi-natural grasslands in the Pyrenees

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dc.contributor Universitat de Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya. Facultat de Ciències i Tecnologia
dc.contributor.author López-i-Gelats, Feliu
dc.contributor.author Rivera-Ferre, Marta G.
dc.contributor.author Madruga-Andreu, Cristina
dc.contributor.author Bartolomé Filella, Jordi
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-18T09:56:35Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-18T09:56:35Z
dc.date.created 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation López-i-Gelats, F. Rivera Ferre, M.G. Bartolomé Filella J. (2015). Is multifunctionality the future of mountain pastoralism? Lessons from the management of semi-natural grasslands in the Pyrenees. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 13(4), 307-0. ca_ES
dc.identifier.issn 2171-9292
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10854/4393
dc.description.abstract Land abandonment is pervasive in mountainous Europe. In the present situation of price-cost squeeze on pastoral households and general shift in the role of farming, the development of farming abandonment risk regions is generally associated with adoption of new multifunctional rural development strategies, such as farm tourism, which in the end entail less time being devoted to farming practices. We explored the effects of such developmental scheme on the preservation of semi-natural grasslands, in particular, and on the sustainability of mountain pastoralism, in general. While the effects on the preservation of semi-natural grasslands of full abandonment have been extensively explored, this is not the case of partial abandonment. Results showed that the adoption of simplified and low-cost management regimes, associated with partial abandonment and the increased adoption of part-time farming, immerses semi-natural grasslands in processes of secondary succession that undermine both their conservation and pastoral functions. This points the need for caution when endorsing multifunctional developmental schemes in farming abandonment risk regions, particularly when those imply less labor being devoted to pastoral practices. In conclusion, we stress that in farming abandonment risk regions it is possible to guarantee both viable pastoralism and diversified rural economy. However, it is necessary to implement developmental strategies that are centered on stimulating synergies between pastoralism and other economic activities, rather than promoting activities that depend on additional farmers’ polyvalence. ca_ES
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dc.format.extent 14 p. ca_ES
dc.language.iso eng ca_ES
dc.publisher Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA) ca_ES
dc.rights Aquest document està subjecte a aquesta llicència Creative Commons ca_ES
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/es/ ca_ES
dc.subject.other Desenvolupament rural ca_ES
dc.subject.other Pastures -- Explotació ca_ES
dc.subject.other Abandonament de l'agricultura ca_ES
dc.title Is multifunctionality the future of mountain pastoralism? Lessons from the management of semi-natural grasslands in the Pyrenees ca_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article ca_ES
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.5424/sjar/2015134-6960
dc.rights.accesRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess ca_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/publishedVersion ca_ES
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dc.indexacio Indexat a SCOPUS ca_ES

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