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The Diversification of Sicilian Farms: A Way to Sustainable Rural Development

  • Autori: Aronica, Martina; Cracolici, Maria Francesca; Insolda, Debora; Piacentino, Davide; Tosi, Salvatore
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2021
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista
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Rural areas still suffer from a lack of sustainable development, and the diversification of farms may be a step in the right direction. The paper provides a detailed picture of the diversification of Sicilian farms into tourism services. Specifically, we propose a simple indicator of localization intensity of agritourism farms and explore their spatial distribution at municipality level. Our study highlights that Sicilian farms rarely diversify into tourism services, despite being situated in attractive areas. That said, some significant spatial clusters of municipalities where agritourism farms are highly concentrated do emerge from the study.