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Bulgarian rural development policy implementation and new rural paradigm


  • Peneva, Mariya Marinova
  • Kopeva, Diana Ilieva


The role of Rural Development Policy is growing nowadays. As an EU member state Bulgaria started implementation of Rural Development Policy. The paper analyse the level of achievement of the Rural Development Programme’s objectives in Bulgaria. The programme started in 2008 and most of the measures are implemented. But effective payments have been done only under eight measures. The vast majority of financed projects are for investments mainly in agriculture (for perennial crops production, buildings, machineries and equipment). In the paper are specified opportunities and challenges of the rural development policy in Bulgaria in order to be consistent with the new rural paradigm.

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  • Peneva, Mariya Marinova & Kopeva, Diana Ilieva, 2010. "Bulgarian rural development policy implementation and new rural paradigm," 118th Seminar, August 25-27, 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia 95303, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaa118:95303

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    Rural development; New rural paradigm; Rural development policy; Bulgaria; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Q10; Q18; R58;

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    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy

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