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Identification of development strategy and intervention needs of AKIS in Bulgaria

Hrabrin Bachev ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The goal of this paper is to access the state, specify trends, compare with other EU states, and identify intervention needs of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS) in Bulgaria, and assist policy formation for the next programing period. Modern scientific approaches of SWOT, Strategic Orientation, Gap Analysis, Comparative Institutional Analysis, etc. are used to identify actors and relations, trends in development, assess Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, formulate adequate strategy, and specify overall and public intervention needs of AKIS in the country. Bulgarian AKIS demonstrates low resource endowment and efficiency, domination of outdated public institutions and undeveloped private sector, insufficient sharing of knowledge and innovations, slow and uneven application of modern technologies, varieties, production and management methods, digitalization, etc. in different type of farms, subsectors of agriculture and regions of the country. The list of specified AKIS needs is provided to government for taking a political decision about appropriate measures for public intervention. This study demonstrates that preparation of country’s RDP is (has to be) based of comprehensive scientific approach while research community proves that it can contribute to solving an important academic and practical problem.

Keywords: knowledge; innovation; agriculture; strategy; AKIS; EU CAP; Bulgaria (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q0 Q01 Q1 Q10 Q12 Q13 Q14 Q15 Q16 Q18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-01
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