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Competitiveness of Bulgarian Farms in Conditions of EU CAP Implementation

Hrabrin Bachev ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper suggests a holistic framework for assessing farm competitiveness, and analyses competitiveness of different type of Bulgarian farms during EU CAP implementation. First, it presents a new approach for assessing farm competitiveness defining farm competitiveness and its three criteria (efficiency, adaptability and sustainability), and identifying indicators for assessing the individual aspects and the overall competitiveness of farms. Next, it analyzes evolution and efficiency of farming organizations during post-communist transition and EU integration in Bulgaria, and assesses levels and factors of farms competitiveness in the conditions of CAP implementation. Third, it assesses the impact of EU CAP on income, efficiency, sustainability, and competitiveness of Bulgarian farms.

Keywords: efficiency; adaptability; sustainability; and competitiveness of farms; transitional agriculture; EU integration; impacts of EU CAP; Bulgaria (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D21 L11 O13 Q12 D14 Q18 D23 L14 L16 Q17 O17 Q13 Q14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-08-01
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