Romanian Agriculture and Rural Development at the Start of Integration in the European Union
The transition period was difficult for all Central and Eastern European Countries, in all sectors of the economy. Probably the most difficult conditions occurred in agriculture. Romania is one of the countries with an important agricultural sector, due to the physical size, population involved in agriculture, production and share of agriculture in entire economy. At the same time, Romanian rural areas have a distinct complexity and require a special attention due to their specific features and transformations. The study shows the state of the Romanian agriculture and rural development before the accession to the European Union (EU). Some general characteristics and recommendations are given with respect to the main directions of action for implementing the decisions necessary in the next years after the accession.(original abstract)
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