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Territorial Development And Ecological Agriculture: Common Perspectives


  • Violeta FLORIAN

    (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest)

  • Mihai Alexandru CHIȚEA

    (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest)

  • Marioara RUSU

    (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest)

  • Ioan Sebastian BRUMĂ

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

  • Lucian TANASĂ

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


The territory, defined as a space forged by history, culture, social relations and structures, is placed in a multiple correlation relation with ecological agriculture. The territorial development is determined, as tendency and content, by the nature of agricultural practices, and, in its turn, generates the favorable frames for using and amplifying the methods specific to ecological agriculture. The aim of this study is to identify, at the subjective ecology level, the meeting points, both for the ecological agriculture and for territorial development. In this paper, the approach to ecological subjectivity was based on Q methodology, which is both a qualitative and statistical research method. The study was conducted in Dornelor Basin, Suceava county, an area characterized by ecological concerns and farming practices, and it identified four major types of subjective configurations built on the basis of the impact of adopting environment-friendly farming practices on the territorial development.

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  • Violeta FLORIAN & Mihai Alexandru CHIȚEA & Marioara RUSU & Ioan Sebastian BRUMĂ & Lucian TANASĂ, 2022. "Territorial Development And Ecological Agriculture: Common Perspectives," Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 19(1), pages 3-12.
  • Handle: RePEc:iag:reviea:v:19:y:2022:i:1:p:3-12

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    territorial development; ecological subjectivity; Q method.;
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    JEL classification:

    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making
    • Q15 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment


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