International Journal of Academic Research in Environment and Geography


Volume 4, Issue 1 (2017)


Agricultural area cultivated with organic products almost tripled in the past decade, from about 65,000 hectares in 2006 to over 175,000 hectares in 2015. Romania is in 9th place in EU in terms of cultivated area of organic farmland according to the latest data published by Eurostat, the year 2015 relative to the agricultural area of Romania, which is about 13 million hectares, the area cultivated with organic products is insignificant, accounting for less than 1%. Organic products are still a niche segment due to higher price compared to that of conventional products. This article proposes a regional analysis (on the 8 development regions of Romania) about the organic farming systems and the agriculture systems which are in the process of converting to organic agriculture.


Organic, Crops, Conversion, Development Regions

Full Text :PDF DOI: 10.6007/IJAREG/v4-i1/2543
Research on Financial Support forms for Romanian Agriculture Producers
Author(s): Ana Ursu, Elena Cofas      Pages: [9-16]

In Romania a regular shared point of view is the fact that agricultural subsidies are insufficient. At the same time, much less is being discussed about how well-founded are the directions and subsidy measures and if resources are allocated in a manner that reflects the appropriate needs of agriculture and rural development. The importance is the fact that the forms and tools for developing the agricultural sector are multiple, lately the subsidization fund became most important. The purpose of this paper is to quantify and analyze forms of financial support agricultural producers in Romania, within the period of 2011-2015, in the process of forming the package of measures implemented in these funds, the allocation of resources and mechanism disbursements.


Financial, Support, Agriculture, Aid, Eu, State Budget

Full Text :PDF DOI: 10.6007/IJAREG/v4-i1/2567
Evaluation of the Physico-Chemical Water Quality Parameters of Lake Branesti, Romania
Author(s): Felicia BENCIU, Mihai ENCIU, Liliana BUJOR, Elena BOGAN, Oana-Andreia PUIA, Sebastian GABOR      Pages: [17-26]

Lake Branesti is situated in the East of Bucharest and it is an integrant part of the reaches of Pasarea River. The purpose of this study is the analysis the abiotic factors: water and soil, in order to observe if the water of lake is still within the current quality norms and if the anthropogenic pressure caused major changes in this areal between 1960 and 2015. The drawing of water and soil samples was carried out in March of 2015 at the Lake Branesti. The physico-chemical parameters of 12 samples were analysed, 8 for water and 4 for sail. The interpretation of the analysis bulletins has proven that 11 parameters were within the current legal norms, the only value that exceeded them being that of nitrates in the water as well as in the soil, geochemical explanations using the cycle of nitrogen of these parameters.


lake Branesti, soil and water analysis, physico-chemical parameters, the cycle of nitrogen, anthropogenic influence

Full Text :PDF DOI: 10.6007/IJAREG/v4-i1/2568

Floods are natural phenomena and constitute a natural component of the hydrological cycle of the earth. Floods, especially the largest floods, are one of the natural phenomena that have deeply marked and mark, in the present, the development of human society, in geographical terms being the most widespread disasters around the world and also the largest producer of damage and human casualties. At the same time, major floods represented the triggering and catalyst factor for big changes in the approach of this phenomenon, from accepting floods as a quirk of nature, to man's attempt to oppose nature through approaches such as fight against floods to the flood defence until not long ago to flood prevent. The aim of this article is to present the catastrophic flood that took place in Novaci City, Gorj County on July 29th 2014 when the city was the scene of a tragedy after a heavy rain fallen on slopes over a few hours. The damage estimation was 35 million lei.


Floods, Novaci, rains, risk management.

Full Text :PDF DOI: 10.6007/IJAREG/v4-i1/3145