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dc.contributor.authorPenov, Ivanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T14:55:39Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T14:55:39Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/22289-
dc.description.abstractThe amount of water used for irrigation has sharply declined during transition in Bulgaria. Large sections of existing irrigation systems were abandoned, and the ones still in use are barely maintained. Crops such as wheat and barley have replaced more waterintensive crops, including vegetables, rice and maize. This problem has an impact on the future development of agriculture and the allocation of the country's water resources. The central argument is that land fragmentation in the wake of decollectivization and restitution contributes to the irrigation systems' abandonment. This paper concentrates on the institutional factors, but also considers additional factors, that may have influenced the process; further, it examines the causes driving these changes and analyses their effect on irrigation. It is based upon a review of relevant legislation, as well as field work in 17 villages located in the Plovdiv region of Bulgaria. The paper concludes that, in addition to changes in large-scale market forces and weakening of the state enforcement mechanism, institutional settings have contributed to the decline of irrigation in Bulgaria.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCEESA discussion paper / Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences 7en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwBewässerungen_US
dc.subject.stwÜbergangswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwBulgarienen_US
dc.titleThe use of irrigation water during transition in Bulgaria's Plovdiv regionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn497499185en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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