INTRODUCTION Rural regions are influenced by social-economic changes. More specifically, demographic changes increase social and cultural divergence within rural regions and at the same time affected local values and standard of living. Also, the economy of rural regions differentiates as the service sector is increased considerably at the expense of agriculture. The dynamics of rural change and the non-homogeneous development observed in numerous rural regions has been the object of many studies of political planning for rural development. While planning a rural developmental policy most of countries opt for a policy strategy that takes into consideration the attainment of sustainability.