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dc.contributor.authorSuh, J.-
dc.identifier.citationLocal Environment: the international journal of justice and sustainability, 2019; 24(8):663-677-
dc.descriptionPublished online: 22 Jun 2019-
dc.description.abstractThe number of households migrating to agricultural villages has sharply increased in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) since the late 1990s when the Asian economic crisis developed. This study investigates the environmental behaviour and the socio-economic characteristics of urban-rural migrant farming households and provides insights into their significance for rural sustainability in South Korea. The study is based on survey data collected in 2016 from a sample of 166 migrant farming households and 46 native farming households from the Namwon region in South Korea. The migrant farming households are divided into 29 return and 137 non-return farming households. It was found that most non-return migrants are organic farmers, and can be characterised as anti-urban, amenity-pursuing, green, and lifestyle migrants. It is no wonder that they have a strong intent to make their new home an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable place for their children. Thus, appropriate policy measures need to be designed in such a way to facilitate the synergy between the repopulation of rural areas by farming migrants, their uptake of organic farming, their active engagement in community rebuilding, and regional economic development.-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJungho Suh-
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)-
dc.rights© 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group-
dc.subjectRural natives; non-return migrants; organic farming; lifestyle migration; community building-
dc.titleEnvironmental characteristics of urban-rural farming migrants in the Republic of Korea and their significance for rural sustainability-
dc.typeJournal article-
dc.identifier.orcidSuh, J. [0000-0002-9580-6327]-
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