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Stayko Staykov, Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Owners of Agricultural Land: ‘The Owners of 2 million Acres of Agricultural Land Show No Interest in Them’

-According to statistics, agricultural land in Bulgaria is the most fragmented and the cheapest in Europe. Why? -Bulgaria was the only country from the former Soviet bloc which agricultural land was restored to its real boundaries. The result: agricultural farmland was fragmented into millions of small pieces. In northern Bulgaria the size of the average parcel is 5 acres, and in southern Bulgaria-8 acres. This has made it impossible to develop economically efficient and cost-effective farmin...

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Stayko Staykov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Association of Agricultural Land Owners: "Europe has assigned us the task to play the role of the reserve granary"

"We will not be allowed to develop fruit and vegetable growing because we will harm the old Member States," says Stayko Staykov. Stayko Staykov is chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Association of Owners of Agricultural Land. In an interview with Standard newspaper, he commented on the new CAP, the agricultural land market, and his idea of creating a common chamber of agriculture. *** -Mr Staykov, a national plan for the development of agriculture will be drawn up in re...

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Stayko Staykov, Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Owners of Agricultural Land (BAALO), “A New Law On Agricultural Land Violating Market Principles Is Being Drafted”

“This project will oblige the tenants to sign contracts requiring them to make fixed payments towards the rent regardless of the amount of the harvest’, says Stayko Staykov, Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Agricultural Land Owners. Stayko Staykov is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Association of Agricultural Land Owners. Owners of the largest agricultural land plots in the country are members of the Association. Mr Staykov was born in 1969 in Sliven. In 1996, he...

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An Initiative to Create Agricultural Land Code

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (MAF) Opens a Public Discussion on its Views on the Future Land Relations Bill and the Protection of Agricultural Land “The field office has published on its website a draft law, whose public discussion begins today, 27 August and will continue until 26 September 2018. The project establishes an organised and coherent comprehensive land-use arrangement to overcome the shortcomings of the present regulation in separate and different normative a...

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Land Consolidation Can Keep People in the Villages

- Mr. Staykov, how would you comment on the state of the land market in Bulgaria? -The land market is stable, there are no signs of turbulence. We expect to have normal growth. The land relations are developing very well in Bulgaria. Better yields are expected, a higher profit for farmers, which is a prerequisite for interest in agricultural land. -Is there any interest on behalf of foreign investors? - It would be difficult and unlikely for foreign investors to be interested. One of...

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The agricultural land market has become sober

THE DARKNESS TO THE NEW PROGRAMME PERIOD LEADS TO NEW FIELD INVESTMENTS REFRAINING - Mr Staykov, what is the current trend on the agricultural land’s market? - The trend in 2017 and what we see since the beginning of 2018 shows that the agricultural land market has become sober. We think that the value of the agricultural land in Bulgaria has reached some normal, real levels. Between the years of 2007 and 2015 (with the exception of 2009 when the financial crisis was at its height), the pric...

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Experts: Detailed specifications of the legislation initiative for agricultural lands purchasing are necessary

There is a great interest only to re-grouped plots, where there is melioration but we do not know which lands this amend will concern – whether privately lands or state lands because the Municipal land fund currently has a prohibition to sell agricultural land, no matter if they are Bulgarian citizens or foreign investors. That’s why this problem with the agricultural land is very sensitive. We do not know if this will not lead to cause damages to all Bulgarians. That was said in an interview fo...

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Stayko Staykov: 5 % rise in land’s prices

The land's market is stable, prognosticated, without any shocking circumstances that could surprise the participants in it, says the Chairman of the Bulgarian association of the agricultural land's owners. Mr Staykov, what is your evaluation of the actual condition of the agricultural land’s market in Bulgaria? What was the movement of prices and ground rents in 2017 and what are the trends? In confirmation of my prognosis in the beginning of 2017, now I can responsibly say that during the...

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The festival of wine growers and vintners

In the Orthodox Calendar Saint Trifon is celebrated on 1 February. The holiday is included in a cycle of three consecutive days called “Trifontsi” - 1, 2, 3 February, which are celebrated on 1 February - Trifonovden, on February 2 - Candlemas and on February 3 - St. Simeon. The last two days are associated with the introduction of Jesus into the temple of Saint Simeon, and in the folk tradition they are worshiped in honor of the wolves that give birth to their little ones during this period. Du...

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2017 in agriculture: the market is calm, growth is expected during the summer

What were the prices of agricultural land during the past year, are there still hollow deals and when to expect a new Land Law? Commentary on these topics from the Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of land owners Stayko Staykov. Analysis: 176 335 decares of land have changed their owner When a company is registered and has no cover and history, it should not be allowed for it to use land that is not known to whom belongs. I think that many violations have to be criminalized, said the Pr...

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Stayko Staykov as an executive director of Staven AD is president of the management board of the Bulgarian Association of Landowners. BAALO is an association with innovative ideas and projects focused in the sphere of agriculture.


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