DEVELOPMENT OF ECO-SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE THROUGH A SPATIO-TEMPORAL GIS ANALYSIS OF AGRICULTURAL CROPS. CASE STUDY: SOUTH-WEST OLTENIA REGION
This research paper investigates the state of agricultural crops in the Oltenia Region.
We analyzed the main major agricultural crops (wheat, corn, sunflower and rapeseed) for the period 1990-2018, in Oltenia.
The study aims to answer the following research questions, such as: What are the counties with the largest agricultural cultivated area?, Can the cartographic method be useful in the comparative analysis of the areas of agricultural crops in Oltenia?, and What factors negatively affect the development of sustainable (ecological) agriculture?.
Using several research methods, such as document analysis, synthesis, comparison, statistical methods and referring to the available studies and statistical data series on the agriculture in Oltenia, this research paper highlights the position of the South-West Oltenia Region in terms of spatial-temporal dynamics and at the same time, the level of development of agricultural crops.