From industrial holdings to subsistence farms in Romanian agriculture. Analyzing the subsistence components of CAP

https://doi.org/10.17221/72/2010-AGRICECONCitation:Popescu G., Andrei J. (2011): From industrial holdings to subsistence farms in Romanian agriculture. Analyzing the subsistence components of CAP. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 57: 555-564.
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In terms of the EU enlargement from 15 to 27 states, the need to reform the CAP mechanisms was felt more than ever. Reorientation towards rural development measures and not towards supporting agricultural production raised a whole issue in which the efficiency criteria of the agricultural policies are concerned. If until now the Union entire attention was directed towards industrial farms, the option to promote family farms, with lower returns but with a high social impact by mobilizing the human resources from the rural area towards this field and preventing migration towards the city and the industrial areas, raised fierce debates. This paper presents a brief analysis of the impact of re-focusing the CAP towards promoting family-farms, mostly of the subsistence type, in the Romanian agrarian economy, in the context of an increased globalization of the agricultural relations.  
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