Trends in restructuring of bulgarian agriculture
Trakia Journal of Sciences
Bulgarian agriculture has been operating for ten years on the Common European market and under the Common agricultural policy (CAP). This period is characterized by dynamic structural changes in the agricultural sector. The process of restructuring the farms is associated with a reduction in their numbers, but an increase in their average size, a deepening of the unilateral production structure with a predominant share of extensive crops, an increase in the level of specialization and
... ion of production. The purpose of this paper is to examine the trends in the restructuring of Bulgarian agriculture under the influence of the EU CAP. The following tasks are fulfilled in order to achieve the objective: to analyze the state of agriculture in Bulgaria; to reveal key factors and trends in structural changes in agriculture. The methods used to solve these tasks and achieve the goal are analysis and synthesis, axiomatic, method of statistical groupings and comparison, induction and deduction, structural -functional approach. Expectations from the study are that Bulgarian agriculture has deepened its dualist structure -on the one hand -a small number of large farms specializing in extensive crops and on the other -many small farms producing mainly for their own consumption.