INPROFORUM 2015

Social agriculture – alternative type of production
Zdenek Kučera

Language: cs
Last modified: 2016-01-26

Abstract


Social farming combines care of the land with care of people. The utilisation of agriculture farms as a elements of healthcare, social rehabilitation could be a solution for farm diversification. Working with animals and close to nature has long been considered as having a therapeutic value. Social farming is based on this therapeutic value and provides activities on agriculture farms to persons with special needs and offers an alternative to the more traditional health and care services. This report is a description and more an overview cost-benefit analysis of social farming. Such type of analysis is beyond the scope of this article, which serves to inform on the benefits and the related costs of providing supports by way of social agriculture

Keywords


Social agriculture; green care; diversification of farming; economic valuation

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