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DISTRIBUTION OF FARMS AND UTILIZED AGRICULTURAL AREA OF ROMANIA BY THE SIZE CLASSES ACCORDING TO LEGAL PERSONALITIES

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Author(s): Marius Mihai MICU | Valentina TUDOR

Journal: Scientific Papers Series : Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development
ISSN 2284-7995

Volume: 12;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 127;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: agricultural area (UAA) | agricultural holding | Romania

ABSTRACT
This paper aims at presenting the situation of agricultural holdings and agricultural area used by those in Romania according to legal status, based on statistical data from 2002-2010. In this paper we address the size of farms in terms of physical size, agricultural area (UAA) expressed by the number of hectares given the structure of agricultural holdings by size of utilized agricultural area.During the analyzed data suggest that the Romanian agricultural sector continues to represent individual main component of Romanian private farming, which consists of individual farms and family associations without legal personalities. In 2010 the sector comprised of 3.82 million farms with an average size of 1.9 ha. About 133 thousands of them were exclusively livestock units and did not cultivate land. Another important component of Romanian agriculture is represented by farms with legal personality, whose number in the year 2010 was 30669 units (0.8% of total holdings) that used 45% of agricultural land used and operated an average of 191 ha.
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