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Agricultural Management Strategies in a Changing Economy

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Research and development in agriculture is a very relevant topic in today’s society, especially given the evolution of land ownership structures and resources exploitation. These transformations have paved the way for new approaches in the allocation and management of agricultural systems. Agricultural Management Strategies in a Changing Economy brings together emergent research and best practices in the area of agricultural management, policy, and structures. Highlighting theoretical concepts and empirical research, this book will be an all-encompassing reference source for professionals, researchers, academicians, practitioners, and students in the field of agricultural economics and sustainable development, as well as in related disciplines.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. REFERENCES
  7. Chapter 1: Regional Development Disparities in Romanian Agriculture and Rural Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MULTI-CRITERIA ANALYSIS METHOD: SHORT PRESENTATION
    5. ANALYSIS OF AGGREGATE INDEXES AND THE REGIONAL DISCREPANCIES FROM AGRICULTURE AND RURAL SPACE THROUGH THE MULTI-CRITERIA DIAGNOSTIC METHOD
    6. THE TERRITORIAL DISPARITIES RELATED TO SOME MEASURES SELECTED FROM THE NATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN ROMANIA 2007-2013
    7. TERRITORIAL DISPARITIES OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURE VERSUS PROMOTED MEASURES CONTRACTED THROUGH NPRD 2007-2013
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  8. Chapter 2: Territorial-Based Marketing Strategies for Typical Agro-Food Products
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SOME EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM FOUR ITALIAN CASE STUDIES
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 3: The Influence of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on Development of the Agricultural Production Structures in Romania and EU-28
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
    5. ADDITIONAL READING
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. ENDNOTES
  10. Chapter 4: Current State of Fish Production on Carp Farms in Serbia
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TYPES OF CARP FARMS IN SERBIA AND SYSTEMS OF PRODUCTION
    4. SURFACES UNDER CARP FARMS AND USED MECHANIZATION
    5. ACHIEVED PRODUCTION AND PRODUCTION STRUCTURE
    6. PERFORMANCE INDICATORS OF PRODUCTION
    7. UTILIZATION OF PRODUCTION CAPACITIES
    8. SERBIA AS CARP PRODUCER WITHIN THE EUROPE
    9. SWOT ANALYSIS OF CARP PRODUCTION IN SERBIA
    10. POSSIBLE PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT ON CARP FISH FARMS
    11. CONCLUSION
    12. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    13. REFERENCES
    14. ADDITIONAL READING
    15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 5: The Reform of EU Economic Governance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. THE FRAMEWORK OF EU ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE
    4. 3. THE MACROECONOMIC GOVERNANCE AT THE LEVEL OF THE EU
    5. 4. FUNDAMENTAL DEFICIENCIES OF THE SYSTEM OF ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE IN THE EURO AREA
    6. 5. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 6: Soil Moisture as One of the Limiting Factors in the Production of Medicinal Plants
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DROUGHT AND THE PRODUCTION OF CULTIVATED PLANT SPECIES
    4. IRRIGATION IN SERBIA: THE STATUS AND TRENDS
    5. SOME OF THE PRIORITY MAPS IN TERMS OF WATER PROVISION
    6. PROSPECTS FOR THE UTILIZATION OF IRRIGATION AS A MEASURE TO RAISE THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THE PRODUCTION OF MEDICINAL PLANTS IN SERBIA
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTES
  13. Chapter 7: Romanian Rural Tourism in the Context of Sustainable Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: SUSTAINABILITY, SIGNIFICANT ELEMENT OF THE COMPETITIVENESS OF RURAL TOURISM
    4. ROMANIAN RURAL TOURISM: PRESENT AND PERSPECTIVES
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 8: Territorial and Agricultural Resources from the Rural Vrancea Area with Decisive Role in the Development of the Local Economy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. INFLUENCE OF NATURAL ENVIRONMENT COMPONENTS OVER THE LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
    6. THE STRUCTURE OF LAND FUND AND OF AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 9: Changing Consumption Patterns in Green Economy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CURRENT ORIENTATIONS IN CONSUMPTION PATTERNS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  16. Chapter 10: Entrepreneurship in Small-Scale Farms
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. CASE STUDY: PROVE - PROMOTING AND SELLING
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. ENDNOTES
  17. Chapter 11: Solar Energy Potential as Support for Sustainable Development of Romanian Economy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EVALUATING SOLAR ENERGY POTENTIAL
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. ENDNOTES
  18. Chapter 12: Population Number and Consumer Income and Expenditure Dynamics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. APPENDIX 1
    12. APPENDIX 2
    13. APPENDIX 3
    14. APPENDIX 4
    15. APPENDIX 5
    16. APPENDIX 6
  19. Chapter 13: Combining Organic Agriculture and Recreation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
    3. STUDY CONTEXT: AGRITOURISM AND ORGANIC AGRITOURISM IN ITALY
    4. STRATEGIC MODEL FOR ORGANIC AGRITOURISM AS A CASE STUDY
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS AND CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 14: Rural Romanian Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 15: Green Economy and Sustainable Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. THE INTERNATIONAL EFFECTS OF GREENING THE WORLD ECONOMY
    4. 3. THE FUNCTION OF COUNTRIES AND MARKETS IN A TRANSITION TO A GREEN ECONOMY
    5. 4. THE MODEL AND CARRYING OUT OF POLICIES THAT ADVANCE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESULTS
    6. 5. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 16: Improved Irrigation Management for Sustainable Agriculture
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. IRRIGATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA: STATES AND CHALLENGES
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: THE ROLE OF POLICY, INSTITUTIONS AND INCENTIVES
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 17: A Comparative Analysis of the LAG Tara Oasului and Tara Oltului as Romanian Management Strategies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Compilation of References
  25. About the Contributors