ANALYSIS OF CONSUMERS WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR COUNTERFEIT LEATHER PRODUCTS IN ABIA STATE SOUTH EAST NIGERIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 3
Written by Nnanna Mba AGWU, Cynthia Ijeoma ANYANWU, Adaugo Angela UDI

The study analysed the consumers’ willingness to pay for counterfeit leather products in Abia State, Nigeria. A random sampling technique was used to select respondents. From the three senatorial zones, three local government areas were selected. From these local government areas, 50 respondents were selected, in this case, making a total of 150 respondents. However, a total of 138 respondents returned their questionnaire, while the remaining 12 were either not returned or not properly filled. Effectively 138 questionnaire responses were used in the data analysis. Binary logit model was employed in analyzing the data. It was found that age, education, price, income and female gender played critical roles in influencing consumer’s willingness to pay for counterfeit leather products. It was therefore, recommended that education of the consumers should be stepped up to enable them make better choices and income level improved among other recommendations

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Nnanna Mba AGWU, Cynthia Ijeoma ANYANWU, Adaugo Angela UDI 2015, ANALYSIS OF CONSUMERS' WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR COUNTERFEIT LEATHER PRODUCTS IN ABIA STATE SOUTH EAST, NIGERIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 7-12.

ANALYSIS OF THE EVOLUTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MAIZE CULTIVATED AREA AND PRODUCTION IN ROMANIA

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Written by Agatha POPESCU

The paper goal was to analyze the dynamics and distribution of maize cultivated area and production in Romania and in its regions of development, using empirical data provided by the National Institute of Statistics for the period 2007-2013. The statistical parameters: mean, deviation standard and coefficient of variation were determined in order to characterize each indicator. With 2.5 million ha cultivated with maize Romania came on the top position in the EU-28.For maize production, it is on the 2nd position after France. Romania's production increased more 2.7 times in the analyzed period, and the contribution of the development regions to it was the following one in 2013: 22.29 % South Muntenia, 18.18 % South East, 18.19 % North East, 13.06 % South West Oltenia, 12.47 % West, 9.68 % North West, 5.69 % Central part and 0.44 % Bucharest-Ilfov. The means, standard deviations and the variation coefficients proved that both the cultivated area and maize production registered a high variation from a region to another. The discrepancies among the regions concerning soil and climate conditions, farm size, technical endowment, applied technologies, maize varieties, farm management resulted in a high variability of production performance. For Romania, maize is a strategic crop which could cover both the internal market, and become a good product for export on the foreign market. As a result, the Romanian farmers should be aware that the yield growth must be their main objective which should be reached using high potential hybrids resistant to drought and diseases, and extending irrigation systems.

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Agatha POPESCU 2015, ANALYSIS OF THE EVOLUTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MAIZE CULTIVATED AREA AND PRODUCTION IN ROMANIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 253-260.

ANALYSIS OF THE OPINION OF THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS FROM THE FRUIT TREE GROWING SECTOR ON THE INTENTION TO JOIN IN AN ASSOCIATIVE FORM

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 3
Written by Marius Mihai MICU

The association in horticulture is the only way to succeed in this segment of agriculture, and generally designed to ensure fair incomes for farmers, coupled with their workload, however, bringing added value and in the Romanian economy. In this paper, the fruit tree growers were identified in relation to those issues, and answered a questionnaire. Before acting, to convince farmers in Romania to be part of an associative form, we must realize how they perceive the concept of association, and how to find the ideal solution to convince them that the association does not deprive them of their land, they will remain owners of the fruit tree plantations, and the association will help them to become more competitive in a free market.

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Marius Mihai MICU 2015, ANALYSIS OF THE OPINION OF THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS FROM THE FRUIT TREE GROWING SECTOR ON THE INTENTION TO JOIN IN AN ASSOCIATIVE FORM. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 183-188.

ANALYSIS OF TOURIST ARRIVALS IN TOURIST AREAS QUARTERLY AND TOTAL YEAR IN 20072013

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Written by Cristina BURGHELEA

Actuality of the theme reside that research is done in a new and necessary light of concept of sustainable development and also offers the possibility of using the forms and methods of development. Conceptuality sustainable development offers insight into the shape analysis, and the method to develop economically and socially, whose fundamental element can be created balance between social and economic systems and the factors that make up natural capital. The presence of sustainable development in Romanian economy means healthy growth based on the principles of fulfillment of human life, but also a concern of putting a service to harmonize environmental factors sustainable factors. Analysis of the number of tourist arrivals in the period 2007-2013 in tourist areas aims to identify prospects for growth in the number of arrivals of tourists in Romania by applying a methodology based on econometric models rigors requirements that ensure the formulation of relevant conclusions on the extent of flow trends foreign tourists.

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Cristina BURGHELEA 2015, ANALYSIS OF TOURIST ARRIVALS IN TOURIST AREAS, QUARTERLY AND TOTAL YEAR IN 2007-2013. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 93-102.

ANALYSIS OF TOURIST TRAFFIC IN SLĂNIC PRAHOVA TO DEVELOP TOURISM IN THE AREA

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Written by Adelaida Cristina HONTUŞ

The tourism analysis revealed that the Prahova county has a good tourism potential outstanding in terms of variety, density and importance of both natural attractions and cultural goods, and tourism infrastructure, but large disparities between different tourist areas were bounded across the county. In order to determine which might be the objectives of a strategy for tourism development and modernization of its related services, we conducted an analysis of traffic on tourism demand and supply at a guesthouse in the Slănic Prahova Town. The tourist traffic analysis was done by calculating certain torism indicators and interpretation of the results. The statistical data were provided by the tourist accommodation unit where the study was conducted and by National Institute of Statistics.

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Adelaida Cristina HONTUŞ 2015, ANALYSIS OF TOURIST TRAFFIC IN SLĂNIC PRAHOVA TO DEVELOP TOURISM IN THE AREA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 159-166.

ASSESSMENT OF NORTH INSURGENCY AND PERFORMANCE OF FOOD DEALERS IN ABIA STATE NIGERIA

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Written by Chigozirim Ndubuisi ONWUSIRIBE, Blessing Nkechi NWAIWU, Chibuzo Ikechukwu OKPOKIRI

Large quantity of the food consumed in Abia State comes from the Northern part of the country. The insurgence in the north has created an atmosphere of panic and this has affected agricultural production and trade in the northern region. This study assessed north insurgency and the performance of food dealers in Abia state, Nigeria. Specifically this study examined the constraining experience of the food dealers due to insurgence, examined the frequency of travelling to the north by the food dealers and analyzed the cost effect of the insurgency on the performance of food dealers in Abia State. The towns of Aba and Umuahia were selected for the study because of the huge presence of food marketers. A multi stage random sampling technique was adopted to select the food dealers. Firstly, a purposive selection of two major markets in the towns of Aba and Umuahia which include Ariara Main Market and the Ubani Ultra Modern Market Umuahia. . In order to give each of the food dealers an equal opportunity of been selected a random sampling technique was used to select 25 food dealers from the markets respectively to make a sample size of 50 food dealers. Both questionnaires and interviews were used to elicit the required data from the selected food dealers. Descriptive statistics and cost and return analysis were used to achieve the objectives of this study. The study clearly shows that majority of the food dealers are females representing 64% of the sampled food dealers and majority of the food dealers had basic education. The major constraining experiences due to the insurgence were the decrease in the number of food dealers in Abia State and in the North and the continuous increase in the cost and selling price of the food items. The states of the North Central Zone are the most visited as shown by 55.9% of the food dealers response, while the North East Zone got the lowest number of visit of 8.9% as shown by the food dealers’ response. The insurgence had a 19.5% estimated reduction on the net profit of the food dealers. Buying through an agent and the encouragement of local production of the food products mostly purchased in the North are the measures to curb the effect of the insurgency on the performance of the food dealers. The government should thoroughly consider the plight of these food dealers who put their life in danger in order to make food available in the state. The security of these traders should be paramount; they should consider organizing a system of purchasing the food in bulk with the aid of security agent and through trade agents. A plan to improve the agricultural system in the state in order to boost local production of some essential food commodities will reduce the risk of the insurgency on the food dealers.

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Chigozirim Ndubuisi ONWUSIRIBE, Blessing Nkechi NWAIWU, Chibuzo Ikechukwu OKPOKIRI 2015, ASSESSMENT OF NORTH INSURGENCY AND PERFORMANCE OF FOOD DEALERS IN ABIA STATE, NIGERIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 217-224.

ASSESSMENT OF QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH ISO 9001 FOOD INDUSTRY IN ENTERPRISES

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Written by Stanisław ZAJĄC, Justyna GNIADY, Jacek SKUDLARSKI, Waldemar IZDEBSKI

The aim of the study was to evaluate the quality management according to ISO 9001 in enterprises of the food industry in the province Podkarpackie. Quality management in the food industry is closely associated with compliance with food hygiene rules set. This is to ensure the safety of its products and the protection of consumer health by ensuring proper functioning of the company and the high level of quality products and services. The study shows that the most important reason that encourage companies to implement ISO 9001 was to increase the prestige and quality of products and services, as well as and increase customer confidence. The most common difficulty in the implementation was the need to organize additional training for employees and raise awareness. Most significant positive change observed in the company after the implementation of the system was an increase in the quality of products and services and to improve communication with external partners.

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Stanisław ZAJĄC, Justyna GNIADY, Jacek SKUDLARSKI, Waldemar IZDEBSKI 2015, ASSESSMENT OF QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH ISO 9001 FOOD INDUSTRY IN ENTERPRISES. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 297-301.

ASSESSMENT OF THE ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY OF THE AGRICULTURAL EXPLOITATIONS THAT HAVE RECEIVED FUNDS THROUGH NPRD II PILLAR OF CAP MEASURE 121 20072013 AT THE LEVEL OF THE SOUTHMUNTENIA REGION

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Written by Aurelia BRÎNARU, Ion DONA

The implications of accessing the European funds related to NPRD 2007-2013, on the agricultural exploitations performances was emphasized by the assessment conducted at the level of nine case studies (agricultural exploitations from the South-Muntenia Region) of the economic and financial efficiency and of the technical efficiency, in the post-project period, comparative with the year of submission of the funding requests. The conducted analysis emphasized the pressure put on accessing the investment funds on the general activity of the agricultural exploitations, and especially on the financial performances, most of the agricultural exploitations taken as case studies experimenting a decrease of the financial profitability. Also, it was emphasized a decrease of the technical efficiency (of the capacity to transform the inputs in outputs), of the exploitation activities and of the general activity, especially in large exploitations. The key method of analysis, used for these studies, was the method of data envelopment analysis (Data Envelopment Analysis - DEA) which was often used in assessing the efficiency of agricultural exploitations.

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Aurelia BRÎNARU, Ion DONA 2015, ASSESSMENT OF THE ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY OF THE AGRICULTURAL EXPLOITATIONS THAT HAVE RECEIVED FUNDS THROUGH NPRD, II PILLAR OF CAP, MEASURE 121, 2007-2013, AT THE LEVEL OF THE SOUTH-MUNTENIA REGION. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 87-92.

BIOMASS YIELD AT MAIZE UNDER DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGICAL CONDITIONS

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Written by Viorel ION, Georgeta TEMOCICO, Marin DUMBRAVĂ, Adrian Gheorghe BĂŞA

The aim of the paper is to present the biomass yields at maize under different technological conditions (two soil tillage, respectively ploughing and harrowing, and two preceding crops, respectively maize and sunflower) in the specific growing conditions from South Romania. In this respect, researches were performed in field experiments located in South Romania (44o29’ N latitude and 26o15’ E longitude), under rainfed conditions in the year 2014. Six maize hybrids were studied under two soil tillage (ploughing and harrowing) and under two preceding crops (maize and sunflower). The biomass determinations were performed in the early dough-dough plant growth stage, respectively in the growth stage when the maize biomass is of importance to be used as substrate for producing biogas. The results revealed that ploughing and maize as preceding crop have determined the highest fresh and dry biomass yields.

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Viorel ION, Georgeta TEMOCICO, Marin DUMBRAVĂ, Adrian Gheorghe BĂŞA 2015, BIOMASS YIELD AT MAIZE UNDER DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGICAL CONDITIONS. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 173-176.

BUILDING A HOUSE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL MATERIALS AND PATENTED ORGANIC MATERIALS

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 3
Written by Adelaida Cristina HONTUŞ

Ecological and patented a traditional or modern? These are the two options you have at your disposal a beneficiary when engaging in adventure called "dream house". As usually happens, in this case, opinions are divided, because in both cases there are advantages and disadvantages. To make the best decision regarding the construction of a house, it is necessary that each beneficiary to document thoroughly and choose the knowledgeable, the solution that best suits your needs and, not least Its budget. Other issues that need to be considered are the peculiarities of the land, which will be located in the building, usable area which will also architectural style they prefer beneficiary. Lately in our country this type of construction, wood, green, took a considerable boom, leaving behind traditional methods of building a house. It gained widespread Romanian real estate market demand for people to build or buy a house on wooden structure that is more resilient and sustainable and earthquakes. In this study we will present the positive and negative, of building a wooden house or a house brick.

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Adelaida Cristina HONTUŞ 2015, BUILDING A HOUSE - BETWEEN TRADITIONAL MATERIALS AND PATENTED ORGANIC MATERIALS. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 167-172.


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