Connecting stakeholders for sustainable rural development

"It is necessary to act in order to promote the multifunctional nature of rural areas and to preserve the particularities of each rural area in the world. Rural areas which generate income and employment, which protect physical and socio-cultural environment, biodiversity and landscape, which promote balanced land management and contribute to overall development through maintaining the unique cultural values and lifestyles of the area."
Déclaration de Vitoria-Gasteiz. 1998