Social agriculture can be defined as a set of activities, designed by farms and social cooperatives, with the support of the territory’s health services and competent public institutions. The appellative of “social” refers to all those actions and interventions linked to the main agricultural activity, which directly involve the people belonging to weak categories (D’Annolfo et al. 2017; Lurie and Brekken 2019). The social agricultural enterprise model enhances the agricultural resources and the multifunctional production process (Krikser et al. 2019). This activity also includes services concerning the social policies provided by a farming structure, such as the socioeducational services for early childhood or the activities addressed to minors in difficulty, or those which have the elderly as protagonists (Osabohien et al. 2019; Ofuoku 2019). In its current meaning, social agriculture can be considered as a new and different form of welfare (Brown et al. 2019; Torres-Lima and Rodríguez-Sánchez 2008). Social agriculture is able to provide society with multiple and innovative services and at the same time creates sources of income and growth even for those businesses which operate in lessfavored areas, thus meeting the territorial needs (Diekmann and Theuvsen 2019; Chen et al. 2019; Yoshida et al. 2019; Mitterer 2018; Chmielewska 2009).

Social Agriculture and Its Related Tourist Activities

Carlo Giannetto
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Maurizio Lanfranchi
2020

Abstract

Social agriculture can be defined as a set of activities, designed by farms and social cooperatives, with the support of the territory’s health services and competent public institutions. The appellative of “social” refers to all those actions and interventions linked to the main agricultural activity, which directly involve the people belonging to weak categories (D’Annolfo et al. 2017; Lurie and Brekken 2019). The social agricultural enterprise model enhances the agricultural resources and the multifunctional production process (Krikser et al. 2019). This activity also includes services concerning the social policies provided by a farming structure, such as the socioeducational services for early childhood or the activities addressed to minors in difficulty, or those which have the elderly as protagonists (Osabohien et al. 2019; Ofuoku 2019). In its current meaning, social agriculture can be considered as a new and different form of welfare (Brown et al. 2019; Torres-Lima and Rodríguez-Sánchez 2008). Social agriculture is able to provide society with multiple and innovative services and at the same time creates sources of income and growth even for those businesses which operate in lessfavored areas, thus meeting the territorial needs (Diekmann and Theuvsen 2019; Chen et al. 2019; Yoshida et al. 2019; Mitterer 2018; Chmielewska 2009).
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