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Comparative Study On The Profile Of Agricultural Holdings Without Legal Status In The Development Regions North-East And South-East Of Romania


  • Valentin-Mihai BOHATEREŢ

    (“Gheorghe Zane” Institute of Economic and Social Research, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch)

  • Ioan Sebastian BRUMĂ

    (“Gheorghe Zane” Institute of Economic and Social Research, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch)

  • Lucian TANASĂ

    (“Gheorghe Zane” Institute of Economic and Social Research, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch)


The agricultural holdings without legal status, largely overlapping the rural population’s households and providing content to the individual households, namely the peasant households, preserve the continuity of the vernacular village in terms of the community land and in demographic terms, through the families living in the villages, whose main occupation remains agriculture. There are sensible differences between the holdings located in different county and regional areas, which reveals the distinctive typology of the agricultural holdings without legal status. The present study relies upon processed data from the last censuses, namely, the Population, Dwellings and Households Census in Romania (2011) and the General Agricultural Census (2010), with reference to the current differences within the average profiles of the holdings from the counties located in the North-East and South-East Development Regions, highlighting the similar profile of the holdings, even though they belong to rather different geographical areas, with specific particularities.

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  • Valentin-Mihai BOHATEREŢ & Ioan Sebastian BRUMĂ & Lucian TANASĂ, 2018. "Comparative Study On The Profile Of Agricultural Holdings Without Legal Status In The Development Regions North-East And South-East Of Romania," Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 15(1), pages 93-113.
  • Handle: RePEc:iag:reviea:v:15:y:2018:i:1:p:93-113

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    1. Tudor, Monica Mihaela, 2015. "Small scale agriculture as a resilient system in rural Romania," Studies in Agricultural Economics, Research Institute for Agricultural Economics, vol. 117(1), pages 1-8, April.
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    1. Ursu, Ana, 2019. "Agrarian Economy and Rural Development - Realities and Perspectives for Romania," MPRA Paper 98745, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    agricultural holdings without legal status; individual agricultural holdings; commercial agricultural holdings; subsistence holdings; semi-subsistence holdings;
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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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