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Multifunctional Agriculture and the Green Economy

Multifunctional Agriculture and the Green Economy
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Author(s): Andrei Jean-Vasile (Petroleum - Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania)
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 22
Source title: Sustainable Technologies, Policies, and Constraints in the Green Economy
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Andrei Jean-Vasile (Petroleum - Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania), Turek Rahoveanu Adrian (Institute of Research for Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Romania), Jonel Subic (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade, Serbia) and Dorel Dusmanescu (Petroleum - Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4098-6.ch016


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Multifunctional agriculture represents a proactive approach of the role and effects of agriculture both on rural communities and traditions. The multifunctional agriculture passes beyond the classical functions of the agriculture bringing new gainful activities for the rural farmers. Understanding properly the multifunctional agriculture and farm diversity can offer all those involved new trends in valuing agricultural potential. This chapter presents a short but very comprehensive analysis regarding the multifunctional agricultural concept and farm diversity, in the context of the massive changes that have marked the actual evolution agrarian economy. It presents the evolution of multifunctional agriculture concept in the international approach and also analyzes the agriculture functions. In addition, it presents a short study case regarding the evolution of farm structure development in the Romanian agrarian sector.

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