CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS EFFECTS ON CULTURE IN MICROREGION CARACAL - OLT
Sustainable development - meeting the needs of the present without compromising those of the future generations - is the process which has been given special attention in both the research and in the sphere of economic policy decision.
Caracal Plain, which is the interest of this paper is an agricultural area with a generally dry climate, particularly winter and summer seasons, the frequency and intensity of droughts in these seasons is rising . To assess the influence of climate variability on the vegetation, yields of major cereals field in this region, namely wheat and maize, with a significant share in the structure of field crops in the south, they used data from meteorological and agrometeorological during 1991-2000 the weather station data Caracal and specialized / technical, or average yields / ha, from Agricultural Research Station Caracal Olt County Agricultural Department.
In the year 2012 compared to the Olt county, whose total area was 549 828 ha, the area was approximately 47,696 micro-region that is about 9%.
A similar percentage still holds in terms of agricultural area, the micro Caracal, about 41 416 ha, accounting for 9.5% of the agricultural area of Olt county.