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Sustainability 2014, 6(12), 8796-8807; doi:10.3390/su6128796

Food Security in Romania—A Modern Approach for Developing Sustainable Agriculture

Department of Agro-food and Environmental Economy, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, 6 Piata Romana, Bucharest 010374, Romania
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 26 September 2014 / Revised: 20 October 2014 / Accepted: 25 November 2014 / Published: 2 December 2014
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This paper investigates the state of food security in Romania and its place in the world. We analysed the level of food security indicators for 1990–2012, in Romania, and their average levels worldwide. References are also made to developed and developing countries. The research seeks to answer the questions: Is food security achieved in Romania and, if so, what kind of structural changes can be made towards improving food quality and people’s living standards? As indicators show, the findings indicate that food security is ensured, on average, in Romania. Dietary energy supply is above dietary energy requirements, the ratio of cereals import dependency is below its average level worldwide, and the daily diet is balanced between vegetal and animal origin food. Having solved the quantitative aspect of food security, Romania can look towards improving the qualitative aspects of it. In this regard, organic food may be considered as a direction of developing sustainable agricultural economy. View Full-Text
Keywords: food security; dietary energy supply; organic farming; organic food; sustainable agriculture food security; dietary energy supply; organic farming; organic food; sustainable agriculture
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Istudor, N.; Ion, R.A.; Sponte, M.; Petrescu, I.E. Food Security in Romania—A Modern Approach for Developing Sustainable Agriculture. Sustainability 2014, 6, 8796-8807.

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