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Agricultural Cooperatives for Urban-rural Interaction in China
Titolo Rivista: SCIENZE REGIONALI  
Autori/Curatori: Yuheng Li 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2013 Fascicolo: Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  9 P. 29-37 Dimensione file:  176 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SCRE2013-001002
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The paper investigates the agricultural cooperatives acting as a new urban-rural interface in China. It analyses the traditionally accepted urban-rural interface (small towns and medium cities) and the agricultural cooperatives for rural development. The findings of a comparative analysis show that agricultural cooperatives are bottom-up initiatives, representing peasants’ interests, which dynamically and actively link the rural areas with the cities. These functions are different from those of the small towns and medium cities whereby the rural areas passively respond to the urban influence. The framework of agricultural cooperatives as constituting the new urban-rural interface is depicted. Finally, the paper highlights the need to develop agricultural cooperatives in the current situation of rural China.

Questo articolo esamina l’attività delle cooperative agricole in Cina in una prospettiva di interfaccia urbano-rurale come tradizionalmente accettata (piccoli centri urbani e città di media dimensione) e le cooperative agricole per lo sviluppo rurale. I risultati di un’analisi comparativa mostrano come le cooperative agricole costituiscano delle iniziative "dal basso", rappresentanti degli interessi della comunità rurale, che collegano attivamente e dinamicamente questi contesti con le aree urbane. Queste funzioni sono diverse da quelle delle piccole e medie città, che rappresentano la risposta passiva delle aree rurali all’influenza urbana. Il paper descrive l’ambito nel quale le cooperative urbane definiscono la nuova interfaccia urbano-rurale, sottolineando la necessità di sviluppare tali attività nella Cina rurale contemporanea.
Keywords: Interfaccia urbano-rurale, cooperative agricole, sviluppo rurale, Cina. Classificazione
Jel Code: R00, R1, Q00.

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