5% Of Holdings Own 85% Of Farm Land In Bulgaria

And the latest statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture on the distribution of arable land , made in 2016, confirms the trend of huge disproportion between small and large farms in the country.

Data from that census were released late last year, with a 2016 analysis showing a growing focus on huge areas , accounting for 85 percent of all usable agricultural land, in only 5 percent of holdings, compared to 2010 . Earth.

At the same time, 56 percent of the country’s farms owned less than 1 hectare of land, or less than 10 acres. If in 2010 the holdings with up to 10 decares were 248 015 and owned a total of 816 280 decares of land, then in 2013 their number collapses almost twice – to 143 502, with the land worked by them already being 480 354 decares.

This decline continued in 2016, when these holdings were already only 102 608 and the land owned was 337 096 decares.

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