17. Impact of policies on the fruit production sector – achievements and lessons for the next programming period

Author: Vanya Manolova, Ivan Penov

DOI: 10.22620/sciworks.2015.05.017


The strategic goal of the first programming period of application of the CAP and RDP (2007–2013) was creating competitive and efficient farms. The article summarizes the results of a study aimed at analysis and evaluation of policies and their effects. For the purpose of the study we: conducted a survey of randomly selected producers of four planning regions of Bulgaria; analysed the national policy and CAP in the sector of fruit growing; studied the factors leading to higher investment activity and access to finance.The article attempts to provide recommendations for the next programming period.