Selling and buying of  farmland in Bulgaria during the pre-accession period to the European Union 

https://doi.org/10.17221/5097-AGRICECONCitation:Yanakieva I. (2005): Selling and buying of  farmland in Bulgaria during the pre-accession period to the European Union . Agric. Econ. – Czech, 51: 212-215.
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The expectations for a successful start of the market for the selling/buying of farmland were based on the significant fragmentation of land plots and the impractical distribution of ownership. Most of the owners are people living in larger towns, people who practice non-agricultural professions, or older people who do not want to and are not able to cultivate their land. The majority of the first two groups of owners are potential sellers. The third group of owners are people whose lives are closely connected with agriculture but either they do not own land or the size of the land they own makes its cultivation ineffective. It is logical to expect that the owners from this group will become the potential buyers of land. The expectations for the activation of the land market that will result in the restructuring and amalgamation of land ownership were not justified. 
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