LAND CONCENTRATION CHANGES IN ROMANIA DURING 2002-2016 PERIOD

Published in AgroLife Scientific Journal, Volume 7, Number 1
Written by Elena TOMA, Ionela Mituko VLAD

This paper tries to emphasize the changes in concentration of Romanian agricultural holdings and their utilized agricultural area, during 2002-2016 periods. Our research was based on census data at county level (40 counties) and utilized concentration indicators, like Herfindahl – Hirschman Index, Gini-Struck Coefficient, Gini Coefficient and Concentration Index. The results showed, in general, a low concentration, respectively an equitable distribution between counties of land and farms. However, we observed in the 2002-2016 periods a slightly increase in inequality (a higher concentration) when we analysed the number of individual agricultural holdings, the UAA of non-individual agricultural farms, the UAA of farms with under 10 ha and over 100 ha and the leased land. Also, the process of concentration had a higher growth in counties with hill and mountain landscape.

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TOMA E., VLAD I.M. 2018, LAND CONCENTRATION CHANGES IN ROMANIA DURING 2002-2016 PERIOD. AgroLife Scientific Journal, Volume 7, Number 1, ISSN 2285-5718, 137-142.


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