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Title: Romanian post-communist agriculture – structural dynamics and challenges

Creator:

Ianoş, Ioan : Autor ORCID ; Secăreanu, George : Autor ORCID

Date issued/created:

2020

Resource type:

Text

Subtitle:

Studia Obszarów Wiejskich = Rural Studies, t. 56

Publisher:

PAN IGiPZ ; PTG

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

24 cm

Abstract:

This paper represents an overview on the structural dynamics of Romanian agriculture, and the challenges faced. Describing the main changes over the last three decades, the analysis here should facilitate understanding of how communist-era agriculture of a centralised state might be transformed into something able to operate efficiently under free-market conditions. The specifics of Romania’s agricultural transition connect closely with certain preconditions, among them in particular the high proportion of the national population that is still rural. A privatisation process set in rapidly post-1989, as the old State Farms were dissolved over just two years. The role this economic branch played in the generation of GDP decreased, in a manner suggesting the former level will not be re-achieved, but farmers have worked to improve their basic infrastructure. The main obstacle would now seem to be the excessive fragmentation of agricultural land and the only-slow process of consolidation. Current characteristics of structural dynamics are visible in trends towards specialisation in farming, livestock restructuring, the slow (re-) development of irrigation infrastructure, increased land prices and more typical processes of a “land grab” profile. In this connection, the paper identifies 9 challenges Romanian agriculture faces, presenting these synthetically to ensure a clarification of objectives, with a view to greater upgrading of the country’s huge potential being achieved.

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Relation:

Studia Obszarów Wiejskich

Volume:

56

Start page:

73

End page:

102

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

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application/octet-stream

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:189607 ; 1642-4689 ; 10.7163/SOW.56.3

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CBGiOŚ. IGiPZ PAN, call no. Cz.4488 ; CBGiOŚ. IGiPZ PAN, call no. Cz.4489 ; click here to follow the link

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eng

Language of abstract:

eng

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Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection. Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS

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Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget.

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