Typological analysis of agricultural holdings in Western Moldova

Maria-Simona CUCIUREANU, Grigore NEPOTU


The study aims to analyze agricultural holdings in western Moldova in 2010, according to data from the Agricultural Census. Farms play an important role at international and national level because they capitalize on the agricultural potential of land, animals and agricultural machinery, contributing to the creation of a modern agriculture that develops the rural economy. Western Moldova stands out in Romania with a high agricultural potential, but which is not sufficiently exploited. The economy of this area is precarious, especially in rural areas, being currently in an early stage of development due to the development of agricultural holdings. The study aims to develop spatial typologies that analyze at the territorial level, in Western Moldova, the areas that capitalize on agricultural land by using agricultural holdings, depending on the agricultural area used, the size of the agricultural area used, the way of owning the agricultural area. The final result is the analysis of agricultural typologies, depending on the classification of agricultural holdings, which is done by standardizing the values of the indicators used and highlighting the positive and negative deviations, establishing the profile of each basic administrative unit.

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