Krassimira Zagorova – Technical University of Varna, Studentska 1 St., Varna, Bulgaria


5th International Conference – ERAZ 2019 – KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, Budapest – Hungary, May 23, 2019, SELECTED PAPERS

Published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia
Conference partners: Faculty of Economics and Business, Mediterranean University, Montenegro; University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria; Faculty of Commercial and Business Studies – Celje, Slovenia; Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance – Belgrade, Serbia;

ISBN 978-86-80194-21-9, ISSN 2683-5568, DOI:


The substantial land ownership changes in the Republic of Bulgaria and the restructuring of
the agricultural production structures was the primary goal towards the attainment of balance in the
management and regulated usage of land resources as a major and specific means of production. The
purpose of the paper is to analyze the state and development of agricultural production in the context
of decentralisation and restructuring of land ownership in the agricultural sector in Bulgaria. More
precisely, the paper examines the dynamics of the indicators relevant for the relative share of the utilised
agricultural area by statistical regions of the country, the structure of agricultural produce grown
in different regions, the distribution of the cultivated areas by the types of crops. Further extensive
research was carried out not only into the structural portfolio of the cultivated crop production in the
district of Dobrich, whose produce takes a leading position in the overall agricultural output of Bulgaria,
but also into the cultivated areas by groups of agricultural crops conditional upon the specific
climatic and physic-geographical factors of the region.

Key words

Utilised agricultural area, Monocultural production, Agricultural (crop) production, District
of Dobrich.


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