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A COMPARATIVE STUDY REGARDING THE EUROPEAN AGRICULTURAL ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT DURING 2007-2013 AND 2014-2020

Silvius Stanciu
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Silvius Stanciu: „Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati

SEA - Practical Application of Science, 2017, issue 13, 49-55

Abstract: Sustainable rural development represents one of the European Union policy priorities, which focuses on the development of the agricultural sector by means of an increased attention given to rural communities, to the rural environment and to natural resources. The Common Agricultural Policy Reform led to the development of a number of EU mechanisms for funding the national and regional rural development programs. The present paper performs a study on the concentration degree of national and regional funds, obtained through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, by relying on the Gini Struck Index. The results of the analysis highlighted a moderate fund distribution concentration degree by means of the EAFRD in the EU, as compared to a high rural development program concentration degree at the level of the Member States. The application of the Pearson Test showed that there wasn’t any significant correlation, from a statistical point of view, between the number of LAGs in the EU and the amount of EAFRD funds absorbed by the Member States.

Keywords: Common agricultural policy; Rural development; EAFRD; Market concentration; Gini Struck Index (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q18 M38 L11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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