A rural development strategy for the Apuseni Mountains, Romania

  title={A rural development strategy for the Apuseni Mountains, Romania},
  author={Ioan Vasile Abrudan and David Turnock},
The Apuseni Mountains, part of the Western Carpathians, are distinctive in cultural terms because of the highly dispersed settlement patterns that have developed on the high erosion surfaces where the Moti people cleared the forests to allow for an expansion of family farming in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. These small ‘crang’ settlements remain, but the population is declining in the face of limited employment opportunities and poor services. The question arises as to the most… 

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