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Regional Challenges on the South-East Romanian Agricultural Market

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Abstract: The present paper intends to make an analysis at regional level, respectively in Galati county, in order to determine the present situation of agriculture in the South-East region of Romania; it investigates the possibility of changing the crop structure towards more added value such as vegetables and energy crops (rapeseed, maize) in the region which better respond to the irrigation use. The paper reveals the situation of the irrigation system and the willingness of farmers in the region to pay for irrigations taking into consideration the gross margin value calculated by the main cultivated crops and the type of farms in the respective region. The main investigated aspects are the number of farms and their type, the ownership structure and the degree of land fragmentation, the utilized agricultural area by type of farms, the farm size. At the same time, the paper investigates the crop structure, the irrigated area and the number of irrigation equipment, the number of agricultural machinery and equipment, the market orientation of farms, the type and development level of the non-agricultural activities in the respective county and the specialization of farms in the South-East region of Romania.

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