The 3 reference contexts in paper M. Panait, J. Andrei, C. Voica (2017) “AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENTS - BETWEEN PROFITABILITY AND SUSTENABILITY” / spz:neicon:stavapk:348

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    The world food price crisis of 2007–08 generated investments in this area, but positive effects are overshadowed by the negative consequences that have some form of investment, especially large-scale investments for land acquisition. As it was already proved in literature(Zaman, 2012;
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    Ene and Njegovan, 2012; Liu,2014;
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    Karlsson, 2014), the benefi ts of investment in agriculture are multiple for local communities and for the rural economy in general, as: – employment creation, – higher productivity, – improvement of food availability and food security, – poverty reduction, – technology transfer, access to new farming technology and practices, – access to f
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    Conclusions The agricultural investments are one of the tools that can be used in order to achieve at least one of the sustainable development goals – «end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture». The agricultural investments must be re-designed taking in account the following considerations (FAO, 2013;
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    World Bank, 2014): – in developing countries, the agriculture is the main promoter for development, food security and poverty reduction; – the smallholder farmers are the main agricultural producers, but they have many vulnerabilities because of resource- constraints (small capital available for investment, lack of access to additional fi nancing, agricultural i
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    taking in account the stakeholders implicated in regulation, fi nancing, conduct and operation of a business in agriculture fi eld: small scale food producers, transnational corporations, investment funds, international organizations. In order to improve the agriculture productivity and incomes of agricultural producers, some measures must be considered (FAO, 2013;
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    Committee on World Food Security, 2014;
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    World Bank, 2014): – improve the market information regarding aspects like food reserves in order to ensure proper functioning of food commodity markets and to limit the distortions form derivatives markets; in this way, food price volatility could be controlled; – implement resilient agricultural practices; – increase investment in related fi elds like rural infrastructure, a
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