Rangelands and rural development: The case of Evros prefecture

S.Ch. Tsiantikoudis, Garyfallos Arabatzis, Chrysovalantis Malesios, A.P. Kyriazopoulos

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Rangelands are used in many countries for water supply, cattle – breeding, outdoor
recreation and many other purposes related to improvement of life quality. The aim of this
paper is the investigation of the attitudes of the local people in a remote rural area
concerning the contribution of rangeland resources in the rural development. Our study was
conducted with the use of a specially designed questionnaire and it took place in the area of
Evros prefecture. The questionnaire included questions concerning items measuring various
benefits and contributions in the quality of life by rangelands. The data were analyzed using
descriptive statistics and the methodology of confirmatory factor analysis. Our results
showed that the latent structure of overall benefits from rangelands is strongly related to
three main factors of benefits, with most important being the recreational benefits factor, as
viewed by the local people.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRangelands and rural development: The case of Evros prefecture
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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