The Revirement of Native Traditional Agriculture by Short AgroFood Supply Circuits. A Case Study : Romania

Abstract

Authors: Lucian Tanasă, Ioan Sebastian Brumă, Sebastian Doboș

The rural agriculture has always been a viable alternative for the native population in what concerns the current food consume. Thus, even if nowadays the short agrofood supply circuits are seen as revolutionary all over Europe (well-developed countries), in Romania we can notice that they have practically worked forever. If  we take into account the significant percent of the urban population that obtain their supplies ” straight from the source” via relatives and/ or acquaintances from rural areas, producers from agrofood markets or other ways, we can picture a fairly clear image of the range and their functional degree. At the same time, it is well-known the fact that in the case of small producers the valorification of production is quite a challenge, in spite of their high quality products.

Under the circumstances, the short food supply chains can become a sustainable alternative for promoting the consume of local products based on native traditional agriculture. The case studies presented in the current paper render a few success recipes related to association and promotion of the small local producers.

Publication: The Perspectives of agriculture and rural development in view of the new Common Agricultural Policy 2014 – 2020, Academia Română Publishing House, Bucharest, 2014

See article: Research Gate

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