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Green Agriculture - features and agricultural policy measures for the transition to a sustainable agriculture

Cornelia Nistor ()
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Cornelia Nistor: University of Bucharest, Faculty of Administration and Business, Bucharest, Romania

Manager Journal, 2015, vol. 22, issue 1, 112-127

Abstract: Agriculture is one of the most important economic activities in each country or area, as it is in close correlation with all other the other economic activities, in a whole which must be structured so as to achieve a more efficient planning and organization of the territory. The practice of a traditional agriculture, based on industrialization, affects the natural environment through emissions of pollutants, waste and deforestation which together affects biodiversity. Green Agriculture suppose to empower managers to widespread the use of fertilizers, to improve the crop rotation, to realize a more efficient water consumption, to improve the storage methods and the supply chain of products. Agricultural policies are closely interrelated with environmental policies as agricultural activities have a considerable influence on the environment. The efficiency of agricultural policies is reflected in monetary transfers between agriculture and other economic sectors, in the costs due to the reallocation of the resources between different agricultural and non-agricultural activities and in the realized gains. Currently there is a constant concern of the governments for the transition to a green agriculture, and most countries recognize the importance of achieving sustainable economic development.

Keywords: green agriculture; traditional agriculture; innovations; food and agricultural policy; subsidies; taxes. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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