Ethical Context of Entrepreneurship in the Swine Breeding Sector of Romania

  • Cristinel Gigi Sonea Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania
  • Andra Cristina Sonea IDSA Bucharest, Romania
  • Alina Iuliana Tabirca 1 Decembrie 1918 Alba Iulia University, Romania
Keywords: Swine, business, pigmeat sector, market analysis, pig breeding


This paper is of particular importance in the development of a business, taking into accountthe ethical issues arising from the livestock sector, with a focus on the pig sector, for Romanian agriculture. Following an analysis carried out in the Romanian pig sector, it was concluded thatthe share of pig breeding had been decreased as regards the intensive farming, and 70% of them were found in rural households, particularly vulnerable in economic crisis conditions. Pork consumption has increased due to largely pork imports, which contributes to a negative trade balance in this sector. However, for 2015-2019 period, the production of live pigs and pig meat is expected to increase, due to increased financial support, by creating new modern farms applying the latest breeding technologies, ensuring a complete biosecurity system 'from farm to fork', having access to structural funds and also respecting the EU quality standards.


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How to Cite
Sonea, C. G., Sonea, A. C., & Tabirca, A. I. (2020). Ethical Context of Entrepreneurship in the Swine Breeding Sector of Romania. LUMEN Proceedings, 11, 223-235.