A small school on sustainable rural development and the connection with tourism

first_imgWith the accession to the European Union, the competitiveness of small-scale agricultural production and secondary related activities has deteriorated sharply. The future was not bright. But… high quality criteria. Ettal is a small town in the district (district) of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, at 877 m above sea level, has 812 inhabitants and is known for its Benedictine monastery. Valuable Benedictines are also members of an agricultural cooperative that brings together 37 households. “Love (life) is in the countryside” 91,6% of the total area of ​​the Republic of Croatia is located in rural areas,88,7% of settlements are located in rural areas,47,6% of the population of the Republic of Croatia lives in rural areas. The Vitalpina Hotels South Tyrol convey the vital alpine lifestyle of South Tyrol. A common philosophy and tested quality criteria ensure the high standard in the 31 family-run hotels Our quality promise Population policy on the wings of tourism:https://www.saalbach.com/home, a poor alpine agricultural town that had a population of just under 20 at the beginning of the 1.000th century, now has about 3.000. All thanks to the development of alpine tourism. An area where human settlements and infrastructure occupy a small part of the landscape;An area in which the natural environment is characterized by meadows, forests, mountains or deserts;Smaller settlements (average 5-10.000 inhabitants);Premises where most people work in family households;The price of land is relatively lower than in urban areas;Places where economic activities are burdened by increased costs, primarily due to the distance from cities and inadequate infrastructure. The most important economic and development and support of the region lies in tourism and cooperation between agriculture, industry and tourism. According to data from 2008, the region has 1.056.223 inhabitants, of which approximately half live in Alto Adige and half in the province of Trentino. For entrepreneurs, it is a place where economic activity is burdened by increased costs, primarily due to distance from cities (major markets and labor sources) and inadequate infrastructure (according to Caroline Ashley and Simon Maxwell, 2001, “Rethinking Rural Development”) For the residents, it is a place where the conditions for farming are constantly deteriorating, where the level of quality of life is low. Rural space is characterized by traffic isolation and general neglect of areas in development policy. (* Southeast European Rural Development Platform Survey 2016). There are no companies with more than 300 employees in that region, there are no high mountains suitable for winter and summer tourism, but there are no large arable lands because it is intersected by hills… Urban area – what is it? According to the above guidelines describing the rural area, Croatia is classified as a rural country, where half of the population lives in several larger cities that occupy a relatively small area. Rural area defines the Republic of Croatia, and this can be seen from the following data: Growing problems of rural areas Although we in Croatia are more inclined to find a problem for every solution, there are solutions for problems. When considering a solution, it is important to take into account responsible and sustainable development. “Sustainable development is a framework for formulating policies and strategies for continuous economic and social progress. environment and natural resources essential for human activities in the future. He relies on the ambitious idea that development must not jeopardize the future of future generations by consuming non-renewable resources and long-term devastation and environmental pollution. The main goal is to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources at the national and international level. ”(* Odraz.hr – Sustainable community development) The Republic of Croatia is a predominantly rural area Ettal – Benedictine monastery – center for processing agricultural products :https://www.bavaria.by/experiences/city-country-culture/churches-monasteries/ettal-monastery/ The capital of the province of Trento and the whole region is Trentino, and the capital of Alto Adige is Bolzano. Although there is no clear geographical division of the area or definition of the rural population, the universal characteristics of the rural area (according to Ashley and Maxwell, 2001) are: The economy relies on micro and small entrepreneurs in agriculture as well as in tourism and other related activities. The largest hotel has 100 beds. That same year, a GDP of 37,2 billion euros or 30.800 euros per capita was recorded. According to data from 2001, the region had a total of 651.426 beds, of which 236.864 in hotels. Most of the capacity is family accommodation. Our quality differences That’s exactly it. Finely packaged indigenous lifestyle. Vitality style. We live in the mountains. Of course, public authorities need to develop infrastructure, primarily communication, transport links, kindergartens, schools, health care, social gathering facilities (sports, entertainment, recreation). Roof brand  Hundreds of owners of smaller agricultural plots are joining agricultural cooperatives. There is a problem. Are there any solutions? European countries define urbanized areas on the basis of urban land use, not allowing any interruptions more than 200 m from the building to the building, and use satellite imagery to determine the boundaries of the urban area. In less developed countries, in addition to the requirements for land use and population density, the requirement that the vast majority of the population, usually 75%, is not engaged in agriculture and / or fisheries is sometimes used. Work in a companyAgriculture on a family farmDomestic tourism The region is a well-known producer of wine, fruit (10% of the total world production of apples), paper, developed chemical and metal processing industry and production of electricity from renewable sources, mostly through hydropower plants. In the developed west, it has become fashionable for young computer scientists to live in a rural area, if they have a good internet connection, because they can recreate in nature between and after work. (And this is absolutely necessary because of the “seating mode”). center_img Rural area – What is it? This was followed by active work on EU funds, but also on connecting stakeholders in agricultural production and processing of agricultural products. Thus, 70 wheat-producing farms have teamed up with one mill and bakeries to produce regional flour from which regional bread is produced in order to achieve a better and guaranteed purchase price of wheat. Other farmers are encouraged to process or to cooperate with local processors. This is how the famous producers of prosciutto and dried pork “Vulcano” were born, then winemakers (one of the most famous is Thaller), producers of brandy, liqueur and vinegar (Golles) and many others. The processing of agricultural products is presented as “Culinary Products”, ie high-value products for gastronomy. Today they have 63 producers under the brand “Steirisches Vulkanland”, then 52 craftsmen, 30 centers for the renewal of life energy „ Agricultural production has been maintained and improved (especially the production of milk and dairy products, fruit growing.) Traditional activities such as forest management and wood processing have been improved. New technological micro and small enterprises have emerged. Tourism has become a platform for the survival of small rural communities. Depopulations of spaceDeparture of the working reproductive populationThe rapid aging of the communityUnsustainability of health and pension fundsThe school system is fallingThe communal standard is fallingFalling income tax revenueTo the necessary sudden mechanical influx of labor from other areas and from other countries, which produces a socio-cultural conflict… They also have 17% more population with more family members, 82% more employees in the primary sector than the Austrian average, 2% more in the secondary sector.8% of the economy is engaged in tourism and leisure, 54% crafts, 25%, trade, mediation, managing 8% information consulting. Of the schools, they have 44 primary, 16 secondary, 1 special, 8 polytechnic, 2 more for production occupations, 1 higher for tourism and 1 higher for kindergarten teachers. It’s hard to find an answer that will satisfy everyone, but… “You will find happiness if you love life, not if you love money.” Money is a reward, it comes at the end of an honest job. Happy is that country where happy people live, people who love life. To love your region, your homeland, the way of life in that region. Finally, we are Southerners, temperamental, loyal to family, social people. These “Austrian Fužine” unite everything that was previously written on this topic. Find out more HERE Result: Unemployment is low, around 5%. The region now has 3% more young people under 19 than the Austrian average but also 5% more population over the age of 65. They have a total of 800 to 1000 cattle, with some households having only 4 and some more than 50 head of cattle. The monastery has 80 heads in its own barn. 90% of cooperatives are engaged in milk production as a supplementary occupation. Most are also involved in tourism. All together they own the dairy and tasting room in the convent. They process 4.000 liters of milk a day. They produce cheese, cream, yogurt, butter, drinking milk. Every day at 11 am they have an organized guided tour of the plant with a tasting. In the tasting room itself, 50% of the production is sold and the rest through a network of small shops and restaurants. Annual processing of 1,4 million liters of milk of indigenous cattle thus achieving a better brand of their products and promoting biodiversity. They employ the local population and women can only work part-time. They received a one-time state incentive in the form of a 25% subsidy for the construction of a dairy with a tasting room. The difference in price they achieve in this way is about 35 – 42 Eurocents per liter of milk. A further benefit is the salary of employees that remains in place and amounts to about 500 Euros per year. 000 visitors pass through the monastery tasting room every year, and the cooperative generates an annual income of 60.000 million Euros. Company work + cooperative agriculture + family tourism Families in rural areas earn their income through three possible sources: Imagine a continental region (tourist destination) of 1.145 km2, with 103.000 inhabitants, 79 municipalities and 4 subregions (districts), in which the largest city has 4.614 inhabitants. Such a model helps to overcome the shortcomings of life in rural areas. Due to higher incomes of families and communities, more is being invested in communal infrastructure, transport connections. Grants from state and EU funds also go in this direction. Urban centers are more accessible and life in rural areas is of better quality. Although the construction of certain attractive zones, especially along the sea, can deceive us with the presentation of urbanization, the fact is that these areas, according to other parameters, belong to rural areas. Life in a rural area brings certain difficulties: Poor demographic picture and trends in rural areas lead to: Small, family-run, Vitalpina hotels / Vitalpa’s philosophy – Wir leben Berge  Styrian volcanic land: https://www.vulkanland.at/ We live in a rural area Examples of good practice  The Vitalpina Hotels South Tyrol offers the vital alpine Lebensgefühl South Tyrol. A common philosophy and tested quality criteria can be found in the standard in 31 family-run hotels. All this excellence is embraced by the umbrella brand Sudtirol. The branding system dates back to 2003 when it was realized that different branding of products and content in the same province actually harms everyone. Synergy gives strength and the umbrella brand security to the service user or customer of the product. Socializing, nurturing old customs, traditions, costumes, dancing, folklore, traditional dishes, enjoying the preserved natural environment ični authentic lifestyle of our grandfathers “packed” in a modern tourist product is the path to happiness for us and for our friends, our guests. It is wise to learn from the better ones. We learn from the best. The regions in the Alps have made the most of sustainable and responsible rural development. The revival comes after more than ten years of persistent implementation of the strategy. Trentino Alto Adige: https://www.suedtirol.info/de Traditional activities + tourism in the household  They reach the nearest town by combined transport by bicycle and train. Even the planet-popular Redbull has chosen the picturesque alpine town of Fuschl am See as its headquarters. What is happiness?  About 10% of the population is made up of settled foreigners, and all the rest declare themselves as Italians with their mother tongue German or Italian. The combination of agriculture, tourism and small business – Thus began the revival of the economically weakest Austrian region – Lower Styria, where the average gross salary ranges between 1.820 and 1.890 Euros (Austrian average around 2.500 Euros). In the countryside, in a rural area, we can have a quality life if we combine traditional household agriculture and household accommodation and sell surplus products through tourism. At the same time, we can do another job in a company or work from home via an internet connection. At the same time, the income we generate through tourism is the added value that enables us the desired standard of living. Author: Nedo Pinezić, www.nedopinezic.comlast_img

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