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

dc.contributor.authorPenov, Ivanen_US
dc.coverage.countryBulgariaen_US
dc.coverage.regionEuropeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-31T14:36:44Z
dc.date.available2009-07-31T14:36:44Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.submitted2002-11-07en_US
dc.date.submitted2002-11-07en_US
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.identifier.citationconfdatesJune 17-21, 2002en_US
dc.identifier.citationconferenceThe Commons in an Age of Globalisation, the Ninth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Propertyen_US
dc.identifier.citationconflocVictoria Falls, Zimbabween_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/1432
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subjectIASCen_US
dc.subjectcommon pool resourcesen_US
dc.subjectirrigationen_US
dc.subjectwater resourcesen_US
dc.subjectagricultural developmenten_US
dc.subjecttransitional economicsen_US
dc.subjectinstitutional analysisen_US
dc.subjectprivatizationen_US
dc.subjectlegislationen_US
dc.subject.sectorAgricultureen_US
dc.subject.sectorWater Resource & Irrigationen_US
dc.submitter.emailmfragnol@indiana.eduen_US
dc.titleThe Use of Irrigation Water During Transition in Bulgaria's Plovdiv Regionen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.type.publishedunpublisheden_US
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