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The Use of Irrigation Water During Transition in Bulgaria's Plovdiv Region

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dc.contributor.author Penov, Ivan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:36:44Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:36:44Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2002-11-07 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2002-11-07 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/1432
dc.description.abstract "The 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 water-intensive 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 English en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject irrigation en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.subject agricultural development en_US
dc.subject transitional economics en_US
dc.subject institutional analysis en_US
dc.subject privatization en_US
dc.subject legislation en_US
dc.title The Use of Irrigation Water During Transition in Bulgaria's Plovdiv Region en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Bulgaria en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference The Commons in an Age of Globalisation, the Ninth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 17-21, 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe en_US
dc.submitter.email mfragnol@indiana.edu en_US


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