Social and economic dimensions of land reform: A territorial aproach
Bucharest: The Research Institute for Agricultural Economy and Rural Development (ICEADR)
Agricultural land represents one of the most valuable natural resources of a country, being both a significant form of national wealth, and an important source of economic and political power. The land reform has been a constant presence in the policy promoted by the governments leading Romania after the year 1990. By its amplitude and importance this represented a study issue treated and debated in many scientific works. Though, there is in Romania, a more reduced concern as regards the territorial dimensions linked to the land reform. The goal of the present paper is to bring a contribution in this field. The analysis was concentrated on the following main dimensions: the ownership structure of the agricultural land fund, the farms' structure and the land market's features. Within the context of the bigger and bigger importance given to de-centralization, the territorial approach could contribute efficiently to the supporting of the sustainable rural development.