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Plausible Evolutions Of The Commercial Agricultural Holdings In Romania


  • Ioan-Sebastian BRUMĂ

    () (Romanian Academy, Iași Branch “Gh. Zane”Institute of Economic and Social Research)

  • Valentin Mihai BOHATEREŢ

    () (Romanian Academy, Iași Branch “Gh. Zane”Institute of Economic and Social Research)


The modernization of the Romanian agriculture cannot take place in the absence of a proper consolidation of the commercial agricultural holdings with legal status depending on the zonal particularities and in accordance with the technical and financial means available at a given moment. The General Agricultural Censuses from 2002 and 2010 outlined a certain evolution of the commercial farm size that makes it possible for us to project different scenarios on the future evolution of the commercial farms with legal status on the medium and long term. Thus, the existence of a large diversity of holdings that no longer strictly fit into a regular, desirable and legally defined typology is gradually taking shape; this reflects the increasingly obvious correlation between the utilized area, the technical endowment, the financial opportunities of the production cycles and the intensification of the domestic agri-food market activity as well as the connection to the external economic circuit. There are quite significant differences at national level by macro-regions, relief units, production profile and economic development level.

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  • Ioan-Sebastian BRUMĂ & Valentin Mihai BOHATEREŢ, 2016. "Plausible Evolutions Of The Commercial Agricultural Holdings In Romania," Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 13(2), pages 169-183.
  • Handle: RePEc:iag:reviea:v:13:y:2016:i:2:p:169-183

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    agricultural holding with legal status; utilized agricultural area; average farm size; farm structure;
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    JEL classification:

    • Q15 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
    • Q24 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Land


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