3. Investment activity of agricultural holdings in Bulgaria in the conditions of the common agricultural policy of the European union

Author: Tihomira Radeva

DOI: 10.22620/sciworks.2020.01.003


The successful adaptation of Bulgarian agricultural producers to the contemporary, dynamic market requires investments in production factors that will strengthen the production potential of the sector as a whole. The EU Common Agricultural Policy is aimed at supporting farms in this process.

The purpose of the study is to determine the impact of the CAP on the investment activity of Bulgarian agricultural holdings.

Farmers increased investment activity, thanks to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. Most of the investments made on agricultural holdings are financed under the Investment Measures of the Rural Development Program. Measure 121 „Farm Modernization“ can be defined as the measure with the strongest effect on the sector because it is the core of the investments and renews the technics and technology of production.