The Study on Characteristics of Social Economy in Social Farming - Searching for social innovation possibilities -

사회적 농업의 사회적 경제 특성에 관한 연구 - 사회혁신 가능성의 탐색

  • Yoo, Li-Na (Center for Food, Agricultural & Rural Policy) ;
  • Hwang, Su-Chul (Center for Food, Agricultural & Rural Policy)
  • Received : 2019.10.10
  • Accepted : 2019.11.29
  • Published : 2019.11.30


The aim of this paper is to identify the characteristics of social economy in social farming practices, and to explore three core factors of experiment, openness and locality, which have a significant impact on the working-mechanism of social innovation. Though a few social farming practice appear nowadays in Korea, it can be witnessed social economic factors such as cooperation between networks and solidarity actors, pursuing social values in social farming. On the basis of the conceptual framework on the social economy characteristics, this study examines case analysis in order to find the possibilities as a social innovation of the social farming. Three farms perform multiple functions of care, labour integration, training in farming area, and sometimes make collaboration work with artists and local residents. Social farming can be social innovation practices in the view of the interaction of experiments, openness and locality within the context of an innovation process, networking, enhancing social capital.


Supported by : 농촌진흥청


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