Medium-term Priorities of Bulgarian agricultural Policy

R. POPOV
Institute of Agricultural Economics, BG – 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Abstract

Popov, R., 2012. Medium-term Priorities of Bulgarian Agricultural Policy. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 18: 1-18

Although the CAP determines the frame of development of agriculture of the countries of the EU, important aspects of the agricultural policy remain national responsibility and priority. The aim of the article is to determine the medium – term priorities of the agricultural policy in Bulgaria. The priorities are determined on the base of the analysis of some basic indicators of the potential and the level of Bulgarian agricultural development, compared to the average European indexes and on SWOT analysis through which are identified the most important interior (strengths and weaknesses) and exterior (opportunities and threads) factors for the Bulgarian agricultural develop-ment.
In order to benefit from the opening opportunities, of the increasing demand of food products and the integration to the European agriculture, the Bulgarian agriculture needs some measures of structural character in the following fields:

The progress achievement in the competitiveness and the increase of the share of the products of high value added is of a key importance for the Bulgarian agriculture and the food-processing sector.

Key words: agricultural policy, medium-term priorities

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