7. Farm competitiveness determinants and drivers

Author: Rositsa Beluhova-Uzunova, Aneta Roycheva, Dimo Atanasov


The aim of the current paper is to present an overview of the literature on farm competitiveness and to present several definitions of this concept. Furthermore, we discuss a body of recent surveys on productivity and efficiency and outline key determinants of competitiveness with a view to identifying important drivers for growth. On the basis of previous results from the „Innovative Models for the Increase of Farm Competitiveness in Bulgaria – AGROIN“ project we conclude that the key determinants of farm competitiveness referred to above are the quality and quantity of the production capacities, the national agricultural policies, and the innovations and investments in infrastructure.

Keywords: productivity, efficiency, competitiveness, growth