Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 13 ISSUE 2
Written by Georgiana CRUDU
The agricultural scientific research institutions constitute the vertebral tier of the world system. Eitheir the research institutions are under the national agricultural form, or they are under the form of agricultural research councils, that act as coordination bodies of the regional or local specialized research institutions, that form the biggest part of the research capacities in each region of the world. In the present study, I chose France because it has an agricultural surface of almost 30 million hectares, that represents more than a half of the total surface of its territory. The lands situated on one side and on the other side of 45 North latitude paralel allow a large variety of production. About 61% of the agricultural surface of the country is occupied with crops, 35% pastures and 4% vineyards. The paper makes an analysis of the research in the agricultural sector, in France and it highlights its main positive particularities, that apply also in other European Union countries.