The Ecovillage: Concept and Applications
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This paper examines ecovillages in the context of tourism and research development. Four ecovillages form Bangladesh are selected as cases of this study. Data were mainly collected by focus group discussions harnessing a cross validity check of the given statements and arguments. A critical explanatory type analysis illustrated and evaluated the ecovillage concept application. Ecovillages are validated as an idea, a useful concept and as a practice resulting in tourism, research and sustainable livelihood practices. The concept also found as providing substantial and supplementary economic opportunities for its residents.
Hassan, A. and Wall, G. (2017) 'The Ecovillage: Concept and Applications'. In: Tarnanidis, T., Vlachopoulou, M. and Papathanasiou, J. (eds.) Driving Agribusiness with Technology Innovations. IGI Global, pp.56-69.
Chapter 4 in Driving Agribusiness with Technology Innovations (2017), available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-2107-5.ch004.