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

Abstract

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.

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@inproceedings{Istudor2014FoodSI, title={Food Security in Romania—A Modern Approach for Developing Sustainable Agriculture}, author={Nicolae Istudor and Maria Sponte and Irina Elena Petrescu}, year={2014} }