Popescu, Mihai Cristea, Stelica Chiriac, Andreea-Raluca Ţeican, Daniela-Ioana
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[Title:] Agrarian Economy and Rural Development - Realities and Perspectives for Romania. 9th Edition of the International Symposium [Publisher:] The Research Institute for Agricultural Economy and Rural Development (ICEADR) [Place:] Bucharest [Year:] 2018 [Pages:] 132-136
Agriculture is an important economic sector in all countries, being the main source of food for the population and a major supplier of raw materials for the manufacturing and export industries. Maize (Zea mays L.) is the most important crop in Romania as harvested area. Its expansion is due both to the particularities of food culture, food, and agrofitotechnical peculiarities. In the current context, due to the significant quantities of maize it produces, Romania plays an important role in the maize market, being in full ascendancy in terms of production and export, reaching in 2017 the largest EU maize producer with a estimated production of 13 million tons. The main purpose of the paper is to highlight the evolution of the areas cultivated with corn and the production achieved in the postDecembrist period, by presenting the data based on the processing and interpretation of the latest data and information published by the specialized institutions in Romania.