C. Popa

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LEGAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTERIZED LAND MANAGEMENT IN ROMANIA AT FARM LEVEL

C. Popa, Elena Gîndu

Abstract
Information technology has been playing an increasingly important role in modern economic activity. The dynamic and unpredictable nature of combining factors of production in agriculture has slowed down the development of computer applications and their use widely, but lately a remarkable progress has been made in this direction. This study focuses on the identification of data required for land management at farm-level in Romania, as reflected in incidental legislation in this field and its application in practice. The research consists of a legislation review and scientific literature, in order to design a computerized module for managing land resources, as well as discussion of the results from the testing process in a study sample of six commercial farms. The study reveals that excessive fragmentation of land in Romania requires a significant effort to record and manipulate data, and non-harmonized terminology and approach at the institutional level create additional problems. It was also found that the recorded data is not sufficiently capitalized nationwide, each institution having its own filing system, uncorrelated with other databases.

Key words: management, land, information system, computer