Production and Productivity in Post-Second World War Bulgarian Agriculture - Major Trends and Factors of Changes

29 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2008

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Hrabrin Bachev

Institute of Agricultural Economics

Date Written: January 1, 2008


This study is a first attempt to clarify major trends and factors of changes in production and productivity in Post-Second World War Bulgarian agriculture. It incorporates an interdisciplinary approach and specifies crucial institutional, economic, organizational, technological etc. factors affecting development of agricultural production and productivity. Firstly, evolution of agricultural production and productivity is analyzed, and effect of labor, land and livestock productivity on different productions assessed. Secondly, evolution and impact of main technological factors (application of chemicals, mechanization, irrigation, introduction of new varieties etc.) are examined. Third, stages in property rights development and restructuring of farms are presented, and their effects on production and productivity evaluated. Forth, paces in modernization of public policy, its key elements (central planning, price and trade regulations, support programs etc.) and implications on agriculture are identified. Fifth, evolution and role of the demands for farm products is assessed. Next, changes in labor quantity and composition, and their impact on agricultural production and productivity are scrutinized. Finally, effects of climate changes and weather extremes on agriculture are underlined.

Keywords: evolution of agricultural production, productivity, institutional, economic, organizational, international, technological factors, post-second world war agriculture, Bulgaria

JEL Classification: Q15, Q18, Q12, Q16, Q17, Q13, P32, P11, P21, P31

Suggested Citation

Bachev, Hrabrin, Production and Productivity in Post-Second World War Bulgarian Agriculture - Major Trends and Factors of Changes (January 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: or

Hrabrin Bachev (Contact Author)

Institute of Agricultural Economics ( email )

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