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The circular economy for resilience of the agricultural landscape and promotion of the sustainable agriculture and food systems


The agricultural landscape is a public good to be preserved for long-term socio-economic and environmental effects. The agricultural landscape is preserved by the carrying out of agricultural activities. Through a empirical survey we examined how some young farmers in the countryside adopt conservation and resilience strategies. A common feature of the case studies examined is the adoption of photovoltaic energy production necessary for the performance of business activities. The method applied is that of the opportunity cost. The results of the research show that young farmers after graduation have returned to agriculture as they have an advantage in terms of opportunity costs compared to other economic activities. The production of clean energy, accompanied by agricultural activity, makes the company competitive and favors the conservation of agricultural landscapes.