324 pages, Tabs
Sets out a new `stakeholder' vision for rural regeneration in Europe by integrating three themes: sustainable agriculture, localized food systems, and rural community development. All three, it is argued, will rebuild natural and social capital and create more jobs, more wealth and better lives from less.
'A splendid book.' Derek Cooper, The Food Programme, BBC Radio Four 'An important book which combines careful analysis with a positive vision of the future.' Jonathan Dimbleby, journalist and broadcaster 'A helpful antidote to some of the guff that is written about the countryside, well argued and based on hard fact rather than sentiment.' John Humphrys, Today, BBC Radio Four 'This is a good book: it is well researched, strong on analysis and creative in the vision that it portrays for the future.' Experimental Agriculture 'The book has many praiseworthy characteristics, in particular, its copious references to practical examples from around the world, its clarity of exposition and argument, the relentless nature of its analysis and statistical illustration.' Agricultural Science
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