Rethinking Rural Development

Like in other parts of the world, in the Mediterranean awareness is growing on the fact that the future of the region is also based on the development of agriculture and rural areas. Climate change, responsible water resource management, lands dynamics, economic diversification – such are the challenges for the sustainability and competitiveness of Mediterranean farming systems. Mediterra 2009 assesses the agricultural and rural measures taken to implement the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD) and provides a new insight of the policies pursued in rural areas.

Mediterra 2009 is a collection of shared expertise intended as a decision-making tool. Its purpose is to provide all actors, professionals and researchers in the Euro-Mediterranean world with essential strategic indicators and keys for understanding agricultural and rural development. 

Published in collaboration with the Blue Plan, the 2009 edition is available in French, English, Arabic, Spanish and Italian.