BENCHMARKING OF INVESTMENT AND THEIR RECOVERABILITY IN THE BERRIES SECTOR

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 1
Written by Andrei ZBANCĂ, Ghenadie NEGRITU, Dumitru STRATAN

Small agricultural producers of the Republic of Moldova focus on developing berries sector, which provides the greatest profits and, due to this fact, could become an important source of increasing income in the rural sector. The paper presents the results of economic calculations (performed by the authors) related to the amount of investments and terms of investment recovery (calculated per 1 hectare) for 15 berries crops, as well as to the economic results of the operational activity of growing these crops (sales incomes, sale costs, gross profit, economic profitability). The authors developed cost budgets and their components for each berries. The presented calculation data will enable farmers to select the correct berries based on the economic indicators and to deliberately investment the financial resources.

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ZBANCĂ A., NEGRITU G., STRATAN D. 2018, BENCHMARKING OF INVESTMENT AND THEIR RECOVERABILITY IN THE BERRIES SECTOR. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 1, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 529-536.

BENEFIT ASSESSMENT OF PASSIVE HOUSE IN BULGARIA IN SUSTAINABILITY CONTEXT

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 1
Written by Yavor STOYANOV

Demand for cost-effective and environmental friendly building solutions as well as the continued implementation of eco-innovation in construction sector leads to an increase of research interest in passive house. The aim of the paper is to assess the benefits of passive house in Bulgaria which influence on environment, economy and society. On this basis are made general conclusions and recommendations related to benefits of passive house for achieving sustainable housing, their assessment for economy, society and environment and evaluation of factors for increasing the benefits of passive house.

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STOYANOV Y. 2018, BENEFIT ASSESSMENT OF PASSIVE HOUSE IN BULGARIA IN SUSTAINABILITY CONTEXT. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 1, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 477-482.

BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS AND FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES OF SOME FLOUR COMPOSITES IN THE MANUFACTURING OF FUNCTIONAL FOOD PRODUCTS

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 3
Written by Debby Moody SUMANTI, Imas Siti SETIASIH, Roostita L.BALIA, Agung KARUNIAWAN, Hendronoto Arnoldus W. LENGKEY

Composite flour from banana corm, sweet potato, and black soybean has rich nutrition content and contains bioactive compounds, which potentially benefficial for human health if consumed in proper amount. It is important to know composite flour properties prior apply to food product. The objective of this research was to determine the bioactive compounds and functional properties of composite flour that can be applied for functional food products. The method used was an experimental method by descriptive analysis with two replications. Composite flour made by mixture of 55 part banana corm flour, 45 part of sweet potato flour and black soybean flour added as much 20 percent of the weight of banana corm and sweet potato flours. The result showed that the composite flour had bioactive compounds which contained 9.09 g/ 100g of total phenols, 1.62 g/ 100g of tannins, 171.35 mg/ 100g of isoflavones, and IC50 979.64 ppm of antioxidant activity (very weak). The amylograph characteristic pasting involves initial temperature of gelatinization 76.620C, 1304.5 cP of peak viscosity, 930.0 cP of hot pasta viscosity, 1267.5 cP of cold pasta viscosity, 374.5 cP of breakdown viscosity and 337.50 cP of setback viscosity. Therefore, the composite flour from banana corm, sweet potato, and black soybean has rich nutritions to be used as functional food.

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SUMANTI D.M., SETIASIH I.S., BALIA R.L., KARUNIAWAN A., LENGKEY H.A.W. 2017, BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS AND FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES OF SOME FLOUR COMPOSITES IN THE MANUFACTURING OF FUNCTIONAL FOOD PRODUCTS. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 411-418.

BOTTOM TRAWL SIZE SELECTIVITY METHODS IN THE TURKEY

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 2
Written by Yaşar ÖZVAROL, Yıldız BOLAT

Trawling is an important fishing method used by the fishermen in the Turkey. Bottom trawling fisheries in this part of Mediterranean are essentially multispecies. Commercial fishing vessels use 44 mm diamond shaped mesh for trawl cod-end s in the Mediterranean Coast of Turkey. The trawl nets (cod-end) of the fishery retain a lot of juvenile individuals, which has negative effects on the population of fish species. Currently fishing boats use very low selectivity gears. Because of this reason, fishing ground is predominantly overfished. Although there are many selectivity studies carried out in the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, selectivity experiments results have not used into practice for management of fisheries yet.

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ÖZVAROL Y., BOLAT Y. 2017, BOTTOM TRAWL SIZE SELECTIVITY METHODS IN THE TURKEY. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 2, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 259-262.

CASSAVA VALUE ADDITION: A CASE STUDY OF CASSAVA-BASED BREAD PRODUCERS IN ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 1
Written by Similoluwa ADEWOLE, Adegboyega OMOWOLE

The main objective of this study was to carry out an economic analysis of bread production (using cassava flour) in Akure South Local Government, Ondo State, Nigeria. It ascertained the socio-economic characteristic of the bread producers, estimated costs, returns and profitability in the use of cassava flour for making bread in the study area. Primary data were collected with the aid of a well-structured questionnaire administered to fifty respondents. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, gross margin analysis and multiple regression analysis. Result showed that production of bread were dominated by male with (73.5%) flour processors and (26.5%) of female processors. Analysis of costs and returns revealed that bread production is profitable in the study area (mean profit of N1,546,657 per month). The estimated functions were in terms of the statistical significance of multiple determinants (R2) 0.998 as indicated by F-value, the significance of the co-efficient of and the magnitude of standard errors. An increase in age will lead to a further increase in the revenue of the producers. The coefficient of educational level is negative and this implies that a decrease in the educational level leads to an increase in the revenue of producers. The coefficient of years of experience was positive and it connotes a corresponding increase in revenue as years of experience rises, the coefficient of purchasing cost was positive and this connotes that the revenue of the producers increased with an increase in purchasing cost as they tend to hike their prices.

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ADEWOLE S., OMOWOLE A. 2018, CASSAVA VALUE ADDITION: A CASE STUDY OF CASSAVA-BASED BREAD PRODUCERS IN ONDO STATE, NIGERIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 1, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 31-36.

CHALLENGES OF POPULATION DEVELOPMENT AND VALUE CHAINS IN ROMANIAN MOUNTAIN AREAS

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 1
Written by Silviu BECIU, Stefan MANN, Georgiana Armenița ARGHIROIU

The paper aims to make an assessment related to the Romanian mountain areas, insisting on the aspects in connection with the population from the rural areas and the evolution of the value chains in these areas. The research method is rather empiric, based on the recent evolutions related with the population and the food chain supply from the mountain areas. Most of the data are provided by the recently established Romanian Agency for the Mountain Area and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development from Romania. The discussions are focused on how this mountain area evolved in the last years, in relation to the needs of its inhabitants. The paper is developing the idea of the mountain as a marketing argument. The results indicates that many aspects related with the mountain areas are not supported by the field studies and the researches in this field are a necessity.

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BECIU S., MANN S., ARGHIROIU G.A. 2018, CHALLENGES OF POPULATION DEVELOPMENT AND VALUE CHAINS IN ROMANIAN MOUNTAIN AREAS. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 1, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 81-84.

CHANGES AND TRENDS IN GRAIN PRODUCTION IN LITHUANIA AFTER ACCESSION TO THE EU

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 16 ISSUE 4
Written by Vida DABKIENĖ

The aim of this paper is to disclose the main changes and trends of Lithuanian grain production. Using quantitative statistical methods, the paper proposes an economic analysis of grain production changes in the period 2004-2015. This analysis revealed that the importance of grain sector in terms of the share of gross agricultural output has increased in Lithuania. Over the analysed period the yielding capacity of grain and the area under crops went on increasing. These in turn lead to an increase of the usable production by 2.2 times, the beginning stocks by 54% and self-sufficiency level reached 318%. In 2015 just 31% of the usable production has been used for domestic needs, as compare to 2004, decreased by more than 50 percentage points. Over the period exports of grain increased significantly by 6.2 times. This confirmed the improved competitiveness of the grain sector. The Common Agricultural Policy direct payment scheme was favourable to grain farms, as the farm net income per family work unit gained by family farms specialist in cereals, oilseeds and protein crops was even by 2.0 times higher than the average in all farms. In order to ensure the income these farms need to use internal or/and external risk management measures.

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DABKIENĖ V. 2016, CHANGES AND TRENDS IN GRAIN PRODUCTION IN LITHUANIA AFTER ACCESSION TO THE EU. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 16 ISSUE 4, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 83-88.

CHANGES IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE VALUE OF EDUCATION FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF RURAL AREAS. THE CASE OF POLAND

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 4
Written by Krzysztof WASIELEWSKI

The aim of this article is to present the significance of higher education for changes in the Polish countryside. These transformation are - directly or indirectly - related to changes assigned to the value of education, as well as to structural changes in the entire system of higher education in Poland. Popularization and greater accessibility to higher education has undoubtedly affected rural youth and rural areas themselves to a high degree. The rural areas that until recently had been marginalised were given an opportunity to 'catch up' in terms of educational and civilization progress. It was all possible certainly not only due to institutional changes in education system but also as a result of changes in the mentality of rural inhabitants, opening to new cultural trends and values - and last but not least - substantial aid from the European Union targeted at rural areas. The countryside has undoubtedly used this opportunity

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Krzysztof WASIELEWSKI 2015, CHANGES IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE VALUE OF EDUCATION FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF RURAL AREAS. THE CASE OF POLAND. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 4, PRINT ISSN 2284-8004, 381-390.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ROMANIAN AGRICULTURE WORKFORCE

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 2
Written by Adina Magdalena IORGA

The article seeks to analyze the principal characteristics of the Romanian agriculture workforce by focusing on the dynamic and structure of rural environment agricultural labor between 2007 and 2013. We have analyzed the principal indicators of the labour market resources as provided by the statistical inquiry data, indicators such as: active population, the occupation rate within the work age appropriate population, unemployment rate and so on, all taking into account education levels, age, the span of the agricultural area available for use. The study on the evolution of worker categories involved in agricultural holding and the level of know-how in the subsequent management of the agricultural holding showcases the actual dimensions of the workforce resources in the field in rural areas, and furthermore, highlights the main problems within them.

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IORGA A.M. 2017, CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ROMANIAN AGRICULTURE WORKFORCE. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 2, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 183-186.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN ROMANIA: AN INDUSTRIAL SYNERGY IN THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOR

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 2
Written by Dumitru Florin FRONE, Simona FRONE

As a feature of the green economy, circular economy proposes the re-use of resources used in products whose shelf life has come to an end or which have lost their usefulness to construct new objects, the same quality or even better. The circular economy model may be the ideal solution for relaunching sustainably the European economy which has suffered in recent years (2008-2012). In the circular economy, the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible and the generation of waste minimised. In this paper we shall stress on issues of eco-innovation promoting the circular economy in Romania. One of the most important concepts for the new paradigm of circular economy and resource efficiency improvements is the industrial symbiosis, implemented in eco-innovation parks (EInvP) developed to optimize economic and environmental efficiency of the involved companies and communities. In practice using industrial synergy as an approach to commercial operations – using, recovering and redirecting resources for reuse – means resources remain in productive use in the economy for longer. We analyse here a successful good practice of industrial synergy in the agri-food sector implemented within the ECOREG EInvP of Suceava County. The conclusions point to the important economic, social and environmental benefits to raise awareness for regional eco-innovation and circular economy prospects in Romania.

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FRONE D.F., FRONE S. 2017, CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN ROMANIA: AN INDUSTRIAL SYNERGY IN THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOR. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 2, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 103-110.


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