The changes of rural farming in a Transylvanian settlement Cover Image

Schimbări în agricultura rurală într-o localitate din Transilvania
The changes of rural farming in a Transylvanian settlement

Author(s): Lehel Peti
Subject(s): Agriculture, Economic policy, Rural and urban sociology, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: ISPMN Institutul pentru Studierea Problemelor Minorităţilor Naţionale
Keywords: Rural farming; Transylvanian settlement; Pluriactivity and diversification; Agricultural activities; Small farms; Sheep farms;
Summary/Abstract: The article analyzes the changes occurred in a Transylvanian village farming. First part of the paper focuses on the economic and social frameworks and context of the rural farming. The main part of the analysis based on the theoretical concepts of pluriactivity, diversification and food self-provisioning and the conceptualization of the special literature analyzes the economic strategies of a Romanian village, seeking to present a typology based on nature of economic strategies. The author argues that the main strategy is pluriactivity, however the limited forms of diversification are also present in the farming patterns of the village, which mark a shift toward a more specialized, profit-oriented farming. Near this strategies the food self-provisioning is also present, what is more there has appeared new ideologies and meanings regarding to food very well known mostly from the western countries' alternative food networks.

  • Page Count: 56
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English, Romanian