CHARACTERISTICS OF RURAL AREAS IN SLOVENIA: ADVANTAGES, WEAKNESSES AND POSSIBILITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT OF PRESENT SITUATION FROM VIEWPOINT OF SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT

2007, 8 (2)   p. 229-236

Anton Perpar

Abstract

In the article an analysis of the situation in the Slovene Rural Areas are presented. The comparative analysis, based on typology of rural areas in Slovenia made by The Institute of Agricultural Economics on Biotechnical Faculty, shows that the Slovene countryside is not homogeneous. Present situation and the possibilities of development and the attraction of individual rural areas depend on the demographic situation, on the level of economic and social development, on natural conditions etc. Present situation is analysed from the viewpoint of sustainable rural development: advantages, weaknesses and some possibilities for improvement are presented.

Keywords

rural areas, sustainable rural development, agriculture, slovenia

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