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Agricultural policies in Bulgaria in post Second World War years


  • Bachev, Hrabrin


This paper analyzes evolution, implementation and impacts of state agricultural policies in Bulgaria during post Second World War years now. Firstly, it presents agricultural policies development during 1950s and 1960s (post war nationalization, cooperation of peasants, central planning and price control, support to agriculture) and its impacts on farming modernization and improvement of peasants welfare. Second, it analyzes reforms in 1970s and 1980s (concentration of farming in large agro-industrial complexes, experimentations with “economic” mechanisms of governance) and their effects on agriculture. Third, it evaluates policies during post-communist transition and EU integration, and their consequences for agricultural development.

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  • Bachev, Hrabrin, 2008. "Agricultural policies in Bulgaria in post Second World War years," MPRA Paper 7789, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:7789

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    1. Bachev, Hrabrin & Ivanov, Bojidar & Toteva, Dessislava & Sokolova, Emilia, 2018. "Оценка На Аграрната Устойчивост В България На Ниво Район, Екосистема, Подотрасъл И Стопанска Организация [Assessment of agrarian sustainability at regional, ecosystem, sectioal and farm levels in B," MPRA Paper 83690, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2012. "Управление На Риска В Аграрния Сектор [Risk management in agrarian sector]," MPRA Paper 98767, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Bachev, Hrabrin & Ivanov, Bojidar & Toteva, Dessislava & Sokolova, Emilia & Terziev, Dimitar & Nikolov, Dimitar & Radeva, Donka & Chopeva, Minka & Li, Hongfei & Che, Shengquan, 2018. "Управление И Оценка На Аграрната Устойчивост – Опит, Предизвикателства И Уроци От България И Китай [Governing and assessment of agrarian sustainability - experiences, challenges, and lessons from B," MPRA Paper 83998, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Bachev, Hrabrin & Ivanov, Bojidar & Mitova, Dilyana & Boevski, Ivan & Marinov, Petar & Sarov, Angel & Zvetkova, Daniela & Kostenarov, Krasimir & Vanev, Dimitar, 2021. "Емпирично Изследване На Управлението На Услугите На Агроекосистемите В България [An empirical study of the management of agro-ecosystem services in Bulgaria]," MPRA Paper 105696, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2018. "Управление На Аграрната Устойчивост В България [Governance of agrarian sustainability in Bulgaria]," MPRA Paper 83686, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2009. "Управление На Договорните Отношения На Фермата [Management of contractual relations of farm]," MPRA Paper 98765, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2012. "Ефективност На Икономическите Организации И Обществената Интервенция В Земеделието [Efficiency of economic organizations and public intervention in agriculture]," MPRA Paper 98764, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2018. "Постижения И Предизвикателства На Устойчивото Аграрно Развитие В България И Китай [Achievements and challenges of sustainable agrarian development in Bulgaria and China]," MPRA Paper 89407, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    State agricultural policies; impacts on agriculture; Post Second World War; Communist system; post-communist transition; Bulgaria;
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    • N54 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries - - - Europe: 1913-
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy; Animal Welfare Policy

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