• Camelia Burja, PhD University of Alba Iulia, Faculty of Economic Science
  • Vasile Burja, PhD University of Alba Iulia, Faculty of Economic Science



farm size, production factors, effciency, DEA


Romania has favourable conditions to develop the agriculture thanks to its significant agricultural land, climate conditions and labour force employed in this sector. In the last decades, the economic transition has determined major structural transformations within the agriculture sector, which generated certain disparities between the performance of Romanias agriculture and that of the EUs developed countries. This paper deals with the relationship between the size of agricultural holdings and the performance of the agricultural production factors in Romania. In order to achieve the papers goal, we used the Data Envelopment Analysis and the comparative analysis, taking into account the features of the other EU countries. The research fndings revealed that the effciency of production factors used in agriculture is low and, therefore, a new organisation of holdings is required. This can lead to an optimal sizing of the holdings, so that the differences in performance compared to the EUs developed countries to be minimised or even eliminated.


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How to Cite

Burja, C., & Burja, V. (2016). FARMS SIZE AND EFFICIENCY OF THE PRODUCTION FACTORS IN ROMANIAN AGRICULTURE. Economics of Agriculture, 63(2), 361–374.



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