ANALYSIS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURAL LAND IN THE NORTH-WEST DEVELOPMENT REGION OF ROMANIA

  • Sergiu-Bogdan Pop University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca
  • Nicolae Pop
  • Teodor Rusu
Keywords: agricultural land, sustainable development, NW Region, Romania, sociological survey

Abstract

The paper presents the situation of agricultural land use in the North-West Development Region of Romania, in order to analyze the sustainability of their use, at the level of 2023. The method of analysis used was that of the questionnaire-based sociological survey, with questions relevant to the indicators: age of the farm owner, economic size, form of organization, land area, land lease use, percentage of tabulation, land price, future intentions of farmers, forms of support accessed, use of European funds. After applying the survey on a number of 276 farmers, an average use of 150 hectares per agricultural holding is observed, which indicates an area with medium-sized farms, classified as medium-sized commercial farms (42.4%). Although renting is the first option of farmers (48.2% of the total owning more than 70% of the land under lease), they would like it if economic and labor conditions allow them to acquire farm-owned land in the future (46% of respondents). All interviewed farms benefited from subsidies from the Agency for Payments and Investment in Agriculture.

Published
2023-12-30
Section
Research articles