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The Romanian Agriculture - Between Myth And Reality


  • Cristian - Marian Barbu

    (‘Artifex‘ University of Bucharest)


This paper analyses the performance of the Romanian agriculture as against theEU agriculture from a historic perspective in order to reveal the gaps and to demythologizethe assertion saying that ‘Romania has been Europe‘s most productive cereal-producingagriculture‘. The findings resulted from the survey based on data provided by Eurostat - theStatistics of the European Commission, by national statistics and various national andinternational publications show that the Romanian agriculture has been, in its historicalevolution, in a European marginal zone from the point of view of economic performance andhas not been able to ensure food security and increased export of value added agriculturalproducts, while the global demand is much higher than the supply and some EU countrieshave reached their maximal productivity.

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  • Cristian - Marian Barbu, 2011. "The Romanian Agriculture - Between Myth And Reality," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 2(13), pages 1-30.
  • Handle: RePEc:alu:journl:v:2:y:2011:i:13:p:30

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    1. Joachim von Braun, 2008. "Rising Food Prices: What Should Be Done?," EuroChoices, The Agricultural Economics Society, vol. 7(SpecialIs), pages 30-35, August.
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    performance; gaps; trade; most productive cereal-producing agriculture; vegetalagricultural production;

    JEL classification:

    • N50 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries - - - General, International, or Comparative
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General


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