STUDY ON THE EVOLUTION OF AGRICULTURAL AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTION IN CARAȘ-SEVERIN COUNTY PUBLISHEDIleana MOROCILĂ, Ana-Mariana DINCU University of Life Sciences “King Michael I” from Timisoara, Faculty of Agriculture, 300645, Aradului Street 119, Timişoara, Romania University of Life Sciences “King Michael I” from Timisoara, Faculty of Management and Rural Tourism, 300645, Aradului Street 119, Timişoara, Romania firstname.lastname@example.org
Agriculture is very different from other economic activities, due to the fact that, on the one hand, agricultural activity is conditioned by the biological evolution of plants and animals, and on the other hand, it provides food for the population. Through this paper, the authors provide a clearer picture of the evolution of vegetable agricultural production in Caraș-Severin county. With an area of 386,778 ha, Caraș-Severin County owns 3.6% of the country's surface, ranking third among the country's counties. Although Caraş-Severin county is the third largest in the country, in terms of agricultural area (386,778 ha), it only ranks 13th, due to the predominantly mountainous terrain. Of all the existing agricultural lands in the studied area, about 82% are located on sloping lands, due to the relief which is mostly mountainous, not being suitable for large agricultural crops. Thanks to the involvement of local authorities and the data obtained from the National Institute of Statistics and other bibliographic sources, we were able to observe and compare the evolution, over time, of the vegetable agricultural production in Caraș-Severin County. The centralization, processing and interpretation of the data also allowed the formulation of the main conclusions with reference to the vegetable agricultural potential of the studied area.
vegetable agricultural production, agriculture, area, Caraș-Severin county