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Ioan - Sebastian Brumă

Ioan - Sebastian Brumă
Romanian Academy · Economic and Social Research Institute "Gheorghe Zane" - Iasi

PhD

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Introduction
Established Researcher, Bachelor and Ph.D. in Agronomy. I'm a researcher since 2004 at Romanian Academy, Iași Branch. I'm specialized in organic agriculture, agrotechnics, organic food consumer behaviour, organic farming, short food supply chains SFSC, rural development, transfer ecosystems, rural entrepreneurship, knowledge transfer. I have published 14 peer reviewed papers and has been involved in 23 research projects (from which 4 within Horizon2020 Program - Rubizmo, SureFarm, LIFT, SHERPA)
Additional affiliations
October 2019 - present
INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS, Romanian Academy, Bucharest
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • SHERPA "Sustainable Hub to Engage into Rural Policies with Actors", Project ID 862448, Horizon 2020
May 2019 - present
INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS, Romanian Academy Bucharest
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • LIFT “Low-Input Farming and Territories Integrating knowledge for improving ecosystem-based farming”, Project ID 770747, Horizon 2020 https://www.lift-h2020.eu/
October 2018 - present
A.R.A.D.
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • RUBIZMO - “Replicable business models for modern rural economies", Project ID 773621, Horizon 2020 https://rubizmo.eu/

Publications

Publications (89)
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The Romanian honey market is facing a problem related to traceability, especially when honey is produced in more than one country and its origin is indicated as a blend of EC and non-EC honeys. The increase of honey adulteration has consequences on both consumers and honey producers with considerable negative effects. The aim of the study was to id...
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Maize is one of the most important crops cultivated around the world and can be easily grown in various climate conditions, under conventional and organic system. Maize cultivation has many advantages, such as: high yield, strong stability, great potential for increasing yield, strong disaster resistance, wide application range, and high economic b...
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The objectives of the European Green Deal are closely related to digitalization as a key factor in achieving them. Accordingly, this study aims at analysing the differences among the profiles of consumers from Romania regarding the method of payment used in online purchasing of fresh vegetables from local producers. Using Multiple Correspondence An...
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Obiectivele Pactului Verde European sunt strâns legate de digitalizare, considerată un factor esențial pentru atingerea lor. În acest sens, prezentul studiu își propune să analizeze diferitele profiluri ale consumatorilor din România cu privire la metoda de plată utilizată în cazul achizițiilor on-line de legume proaspete de la producătorii locali...
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Cercetare și transfer de cunoaștere în domeniul agro-alimentar sustenabil prin dezvoltarea platformei digitale GustDeIași.ro https://gustdeiasi.ro/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2021-Brosura-Gust-de-Iasi-FULL.pdf
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The actual development challenges impose new criteria of national performance evaluation, the concept of wellbeing tending to be measured not just in terms of economic and social dimensions, but also vs. the environment. Accordingly, considering the national environmental performance among the EU countries in 2006–2019 period, we grouped them and c...
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În spațiul transilvănean se înregistrează, în ultimii douăzeci de ani, o serie de mutații semnificative de natură demografică, în structura economică și tehnologică care induc nevoia de schimbare a viziunii pentru viitorul spațiului rural. Evaluarea oportunităților și provocărilor ce caracterizează Transilvania rurală este primul pas în elaborarea...
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Considering that sustainability is a relative concept, but also that this limitation could be avoided through continuous adaptation of the evaluation tools by taking into account the directions of change (such as time, space, application domain), the goal of the present study is to elaborate a matrix for measuring the level of sustainability for sm...
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This study aims to identify the effects of food security philosophy on the ideas and discourses of the contemporary urban environment and public space. The philosophy is based on the food security concept elaborated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), as well as on the four pillars of food security, namely availabi...
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Deliverable D3.3 describes the process and results that embrace a methodological and logical framework for Cities and Regions Food Systems to apply Systems Thinking. The provision responds to the following questions: What are the issues in Cities and Regions Food Systems? Why is it important to find solutions to these issues? How to make sense of...
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Context Resilience is the ability to deal with shocks and stresses, including the unknown and previously unimaginable, such as the Covid-19 crisis. Objective This paper assesses (i) how different farming systems were exposed to the crisis, (ii) which resilience capacities were revealed and (iii) how resilience was enabled or constrained by the far...
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Romanian beekeeping faces a lot of challenges nowadays due to the problems related to climate change, the use of pesticides in agriculture, but also to the pandemic crisis. In this context, organic beekeeping represents an important alternative to traditional apicultural practices. The purpose of the study was to present the current situation of or...
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Helianthus annus (sunflower) is an oilseed crop with multiple food and industrial uses, such as production of edible oil, the biofuel industry, the manufacture of soap and fodder production. Sunflower is the most important honey plant, considering the large areas cultivated with sunflower and the quality of nectar. Due to its ability to use soil mo...
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In Romania, there is an emerging market of dairy products delivered through short food supply chains. Although this distribution system has existed since the communist period, and even though more than three decades have passed since then, the market fails to be mature, subject to taxation, or achieve a high diversity in terms of dairy categories,...
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Paper aim was to identify the factors who enable or hinder adaptive capacity and the strategies that promote learning at the level of small-mixed farms from Nord-Est region in Romania. A qualitative approach was used to better understand the complexity of individual decision-making and the lived experience of farmers as they adapt to the challenges...
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In recent years, the topic of farm demographics has been a major concern of the EU and continues to be addressed in the proposals for the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). In the last three decades, Romania's agriculture went through major structural, social and institutional changes. In the 1990s, there was a reverse migration from urban to...
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The small entrepreneurship on the Romanian food market is facing a series of concerns closely connected to the particular issues of an emerging economic sector. The entrepreneurial reactions are, quite often, intuitive, fall within a relation with the consumer which has been historically shaped in the zone of merchant behaviour, and barely employ d...
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The main objective of the paper is to identify and understand how the Romanian farmers relate to ecological farming in terms of ecological practices and ecological products. To achieve this objective, qualitative research methods were used: hybrid forum method and in-depth interviews. The obtained results reveal that in the county Cluj-Napoca, the...
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The present paper intends to address the impact of COVID-19 crisis upon the consumer buying behavior of fresh vegetables directly from local producers as observed 30 days later, after enforcing the state of emergency in Romania within a well-defined area, namely, the quarantined area of Suceava. The study relies on the interpretation of answers rec...
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Rezultatele analizei intermediare a răspunsurilor obținute din municipiul Cluj-Napoca pot fi folosite de micii producători locali de legume proaspete pentru a reuși să-și valorifice producția obținută chiar și în condiții restrictive.
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O analiză intermediară a datelor colectate la nivel național (1806 chestionare) evidențiază faptul că o criză sanitară și economică cum este cea provocată de SARS-CoV-2 generează numeroase modificări comportamentale în rândul consumatorilor de legume proaspete din România în ceea ce privește achiziționarea directă de la producători locali.
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CUPRINS Capitolul 1: Asigurarea disponibilului de consum alimentar 1.1. Relația dintre securitate alimentară, autosuficiență și comerțul agricol 1.2. Vulnerabilități ale lanțului agroalimentar 1.3. Comerțul internațional cu produse agricole și alimentare Capitolul 2: Menținerea activităților agricole în condiții de criză 2.1. Aprovizionarea cu inpu...
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Criza actuală provocată de Covid 19, pe lângă faptul că a provocat o situație de insecuritate alimentară, a dovedit și faptul că viabilitatea lanțurilor alimentare scurte (LAS) contribuie în mod cert la atenuarea efectelor crizei economice și alimentare și chiar la depășirea acesteia.
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The financing of agriculture and Romanian rural space by PNDR 2007-2013 measures has largely contributed to the boost of agrotechnical performances and to the advancement of the economic and social environment inside the Romanian rural space as well. In the current budgetary exercise within PNDR 2014-2020, the farmers ‘interest regarding the matter...
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In the case of the Romanian urban consumer, ecological agroalimentary products do not merely operate on the discursive line mapped by the rules of certification. The ecology of the agroalimentary products is reinterpreted and, thus, an interesting phenomenon occurs. The products perceived as natural, local, or peasant are seen as ecological enough...
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Should you attend to the relevant published literature on perceptions belonging consumers of ecological products, it can be easily noticed that, as a rule, the interpretation insists heavily on the analysis of an error: the consumer’s confusion about the ecological product. The official concept of an ecological product does not overlap with the ide...
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După anul 1990, sectorul apicol românesc a cunoscut o perioadă de declin, până în anul 1999, numărul familiilor de albine scăzând dramatic de la 1.091.300 până la 614.326. Perioada 2000-2017 a reprezentat pentru sectorul apicol românesc o perioadă de creștere constantă a numărul familiilor de albine, ajungându-se până la 1.602.453 familii, fiind st...
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The agricultural holdings without legal status, largely overlapping the rural population's households and providing content to the individual households, namely the peasant households, preserve the continuity of the vernacular village in terms of the community land and in demographic terms, through the families living in the villages, whose main oc...
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At present, short food-supply chains (SFSCs) are an economically viable alternative to globalized agri-food circuits and have an ever increasingly important role in local supply networks. SFSCs are varied in nature and practice and effectively provide many economic, social, cultural, environmental and, last but not least, community benefits. The sp...
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Patrimoniul funciar a constituit în totdeauna elementul central al apariției și dezvoltării sedentare a comunităților și așezărilor rurale și la dezvoltarea agriculturii. Domeniile funciare au născut permanent raporturi sociale și juridice puternice între diferitele categorii de populații, stăpânitorii de pământuri și administrațiile locale sau dom...
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In the rural areas where there is an economic potential clearly defined by the agricultural or commercial activities, tourism is the business key within reach. Under the circumstances, the socio-economic reflex takes the form of developing projects for tourist services, especially in the places with tourist potential. Further, the local economy, at...
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The financing of agriculture and Romanian rural space under NRDP 2007-2013 measures has largely contributed to enhance the agro-technical performance and to improve the economic and social environment in the Romanian countryside. In the current budgetary exercise under NRDP 2014-2020, the farmers’ interest in accessing non-reimbursable funds varies...
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In the rural areas where there is an economic potential clearly defined by the agricultural or commercial activities, tourism is the business key within reach. Under the circumstances, the socioeconomic reflex takes the form of developing projects for tourist services, especially in the places with tourist potential. Further, the local economy, at...
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The out of control leaking of greenhouse gas emissions brings Terra one step closer to an imminent Armageddon scenario, in which the dramatic climate changes incurred may easily turn our planet into an inhospitable and improper place for human life. Under the circumstances, the adjustment to the major climate changes can draw deep economic and soci...
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Studiul și-a propus analiza prin prisma rezultatelor recensămintelor generale agricole din anii 2002 și 2010 a evoluției și profilului exploatațiilor agricole din Regiunea de Dezvoltare Nord Est a României, pe tipuri de exploatații, după statutul juridic, luând în analiză indicatori privind numărul și suprafața exploatațiilor, utilizarea terenului,...
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Modernizarea agriculturii româneşti nu se poate face fără consolidarea exploataţiilor agricole comerciale cu personalitate juridică, în funcţie de specificul zonal, în concordanţă cu mijloacele de exploatare tehnice şi financiare disponibile le un moment dat. Recensămintele Generale Agricole 2002 şi 2010 conturează o anumită evoluţie a mărimii exp...
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For the past 15 years, mostly in the context of raising the financing volume for the rural environment, the number of rural boarding houses has been expanding exponentially. This increase has failed yet to be correlated with efficient marketing solutions, the development itself happened rather through actions defined by an intuitive nature. Within...
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At present, gastronomy is becoming an increasingly stronger motivation and focus of interest in economics, especially in fields related to tourism. At the same time, gastronomic tourism represents one of the most important business opportunities, allowing direct contact between food sector producers and tourists. Moreover, food related tourism i...
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Short food supply chains (SFSCs) are a viable alternative to conventional food supply chains, accessible to small-scale farmers. SFSCs hold multiple benefits from the socioeconomic , cultural, environmental and health improvement points of view, meeting the farmers' need to reconnect to end-consumers. Firstly, SFSCs contribute to some extent to hel...
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At present, gastronomy is becoming an increasingly stronger motivation and focus of interest in economics, especially in fields related to tourism. At the same time, gastronomic tourism represents one of the most important business opportunities, allowing direct contact between food sector producers and tourists. Moreover, food related tourism is a...
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Food Commerce has turned into one of the most controversial economic battlefields in humankind history, whilst the society of today is characterized by a single existential criterion, manifested from top to bottom: efficiency. Due to the distinctive features and functions of agriculture, the economic theory has a subtle approach of the efficiency c...
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În zilele noastre, lanţurile scurte de aprovizionare constituie o alternativă viabilă la lanțurile logistice agroalimentare globalizate, jucând un rol din ce în ce mai important în cadrul rețelelor de aprovizionare. Sunt extrem de variate din punct de vedere al naturii și al practicilor şi conferă numeroase beneficii de ordin economic, social, de m...
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The development of agriculture in nowadays circumstances cannot be merely assessed from the perspective of agriculture as a main branch of national economy, but further from a social point of view which is highly significant as it represents the traditional small farm households which provide the basic necessaries for the rural population as well a...
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High-performance agriculture cannot be done in the absence of modern agricultural holdings, altogether holdings with a legal entity based on private property lands or those on lease, conceded or rented, which meet the agrotechnical request fit for each holding type. In this regard, the General Agricultural Censuses from 2002 and 2010 reveal a serie...
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Dezvoltarea agriculturii, în contextul actual, nu poate fi judecată numai prin prisma agriculturii ca ramură de bază a economiei naţionale, ci şi prin componenta socială, deosebit de importantă, reprezentată de gospodăriile ţărăneşti tradiţionale care asigură subzistenţa populaţiei rurale, precum şi implicarea în utilizarea a peste 55% din suprafaţ...
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The development of Romanian agriculture mainly depending on the agricultural holdings with legal entity equates a utopia. Agriculture constitutes itself as an economic branch based on the employment of the entire specific resources. Under the circumstances, the business environment is not the sole holder of these resources, as the individual househ...
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În condiţiile economico - sociale actuale, profund influenţate de criza economică, producţia durabilă şi sustenabilă, reducerea dependenţei faţă de resurse energetice neregenerabile, protecţia mediului, adaptarea la schimbările climatice şi dezvoltarea rurală, reprezintă unele dintre cele mai importante obiective strategice ale Uniunii Europene. Ac...
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The paper analyses the development of organic agriculture in the NorthEast Development Region of Romania, particularly during the current economic crisis. The organic agriculture sector represents a relatively new area of interest for farmers in Romania, as the first signs of organisation and utilisation of land and livestock according to organic f...
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The paper analyses the manner in which organic agriculture has developed in the emerging countries of the European Union, in particular during the current economic crisis. Organic agriculture represents a continuously expanding sector in the European Union. In the period 2000-2012, the total utilized area for organic production increased by 6.7% pe...