Enhancing Competitiveness and Sustainability of Agri-Food Sector through Market-Oriented Technology Development in Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System in Bulgaria

Proceedings of the III International Scientific Congress Agricultural Machinery, Varna, Bulgaria, June 22-25, 2015

8 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2017

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Venelin Terziev

University of Ruse; Georgi Rakovski Military Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Ekaterina Arabska

University of Agribusiness and Rural Development; Vasil Levski National Military University; Innovations and Sustainability Academy

Date Written: June 22, 2015

Abstract

The paper considers priority goals of future sustainable development and assurance of food quality and safety in agricultural and food sector and underlines the necessity of establishment of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS) in Bulgaria based on a production model with market-focused technology development system. Knowledge-based economy, and particularly the searched increase in competitiveness in agriculture and food industry, could be reached by creation and distribution of knowledge and innovations among stakeholders and networking. The establishment of such a technology development system would incorporate three main elements: measurement of inputs, market-focused technology development and information systems. It would foster rural development through knowledge exchange between stakeholders in support of production, marketing and processing of agricultural and food products, as well as natural resources management. AKIS is a framework embracing all the actors and their interactions in creation and transfer of knowledge in new and effective ways.

Keywords: Knowledge-Based Economy, Smart Specialization, Innovation Transfer

JEL Classification: Q18, Q19

Suggested Citation

Terziev, Venelin and Arabska, Ekaterina, Enhancing Competitiveness and Sustainability of Agri-Food Sector through Market-Oriented Technology Development in Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System in Bulgaria (June 22, 2015). Proceedings of the III International Scientific Congress Agricultural Machinery, Varna, Bulgaria, June 22-25, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3039595

Venelin Terziev (Contact Author)

University of Ruse ( email )

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Ruse, 7017
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Georgi Rakovski Military Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria ( email )

Sofia, 1000
Bulgaria

Ekaterina Arabska

University of Agribusiness and Rural Development ( email )

78, Dunav Blvd.
Plovdiv, Plovdiv 4003
Bulgaria

Vasil Levski National Military University ( email )

Veliko Tarnovo
Bulgaria

Innovations and Sustainability Academy ( email )

1, Lotos Str.
Plovdiv, 4006
Bulgaria

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