Rural development in disadvantaged rural communities through agriculture and tourism: challenges and opportunities

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Day: 4/7/2019
Start / End Time: 3:55 PM / 5:35 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Wilson A, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: MENG QU, Simona Zollet
Chairs: Simona Zollet

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This session covers the research areas of cultural geography, agricultural geography, and tourism geography.
It provides insights about how place-making processes unfold and about the challenges and opportunities for rural development.
From a geographical perspective, the session focuses on disadvantaged rural regions, especial-ly mountain and island communities. The case studies are located in rural Japan, Italy and Vietnam.


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From a geographical perspective, the session focuses on disadvantaged rural regions, especial-ly mountain and island communities. The case studies are located in rural Japan, Italy and Vietnam.
The session strives to create an interdisciplinary platform for sharing research about the issues of marginal rural communities. It will focus on three disciplinary areas that are strongly con-nected with rural development processes, namely tourism, agriculture and community studies. The presentations will discuss the following interconnected topics: urban-to-rural in-migration within depopulating communities and its connections with the development of new activities in rural areas (such as creative tourism or organic farming); community-based agriculture for the sustainable use of abandoned farmland; outcomes of art and festival tourism development on local communities; and pro-poor tourism from the perspective of local people.
This session covers the research areas of cultural geography, agricultural geography, and tourism geography.
It provides insights about how place-making processes unfold and about the challenges and opportunities for rural development.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter MENG QU*, Hiroshima University, Simona Zollet, Hiroshima University, Role of creative in-migrants in the revitalization of small island communities in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan 20 3:55 PM
Presenter Simona Zollet*, Hiroshima University, Newcomer organic farmers and the ‘new rurality’: multifunctional rural development pathways in the Italian Alps 20 4:15 PM
Presenter Su Guandong*, Hiroshima University, Farmland Abandonment and Agriculture Characteristics in Japan: Regional Differences and Prospects 20 4:35 PM
Presenter NGUYEN HOANG*, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Tourism and poverty: Perspectives and experiences of local residents in Cu Lao Cham MPA, Vietnam 20 4:55 PM
Presenter HE YACHEN*, , Art intervention in the depopulated island community of Teshima: conflicts between local culture and art development 20 5:15 PM

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