Agriculture is by far one of the most important economic activities. It uses one-third of the total land surface and nearly half the world’s population works in agriculture. However, the study of agriculture has a less attention to geographers, who are more concerned with the study of the processing industry and the problems of urban geography.
Most of the less favoured regions represent former mining areas or mono-industrial towns, which as a result of economic restructuring have performance characteristics under national or regional media. Although their name is of less-favoured areas, the complexity of the problems of agriculture differs from one area to another depending on natural conditions, by locating them within the major relief units, social-economic and historical.
The development of commercial activities in agricultural products is linked to the presence of urban centres of large numbers of residents because they have a high degree of urbanization (understood as the development of industrial and tertiary activities), presence and accessibility to modern ways of communication. The quality of transport and trade networks shall constitute what factors influence the location decisions on agriculture.
Book: Less favoured areas in Romania. Concepts. Characteristics. Case studies. Development opportunities, pp. 202-46.
Published by Universitara Publishing House
[RO] ISBN: 973-7787-19-6.