to identify gaps, theoretical currents and the main methodological procedures adopted in research related to rural entrepreneurship and family farming, as well as the main rural entrepreneurship practices adopted in family farming.
Relevance / originality
The study seeks to contribute to the advancement of academic research in rural entrepreneurship and family farming, identifying rural entrepreneurship practices adopted in family farming that can contribute to sustainability in rural areas.
Methodology / approach
A systematic literature review (RSL) of 125 articles was performed, through searches in the Web of Science database supported by two qualitative research tools (Start and Atlas ti).
The analysis of the selected articles revealed rural entrepreneurship practices in family farming in seven main categories: entrepreneurial education, criticism of the traditional production model, agritourism, female entrepreneurship in family farming, food production, multifunctionality practices and other themes.
Theoretical / methodological contributions
Contribute to the evolution of the field of studies in entrepreneurship in family farming, identifying adopted practices that contribute to the sustainable development of the agricultural sector, such as: entrepreneurial education, agritourism, female entrepreneurship, multifunctionality, management of agricultural resources and food production.
Social / management contributions
Contribute to the entrepreneurial rural community from the discussion of theoretical concepts and thought flows about the entrepreneurial practices adopted in family farming, answering questions about this phenomenon and its particularities, especially in the context of sustainable development in the agricultural sector.