Impact of policies on the fruit production sector - achievement and lessons for the next programming period
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Author: Manolova, Vanya; Penov, Ivan
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.