Important legal notice
AGRILIFE- Agriculture and life sciences in the economy
SUSTAG - Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainability of Semi-Subsistence Farming Systems in New Member States and Acceding Countries

To analyse the impact of 2005 EC rural development measures and of other relevant policy options on socio-economic sustainability of Semi-Subsistence Farm Households (SFH).

The study includes (i) the review of literature and quantitative sources on SFH in selected New Member States (Bulgaria, Romania and Poland), (ii) the analysis of current/prospective SFH socio-economic sustainability using survey data, and (iii) the evaluation of possible adjustment strategies improving SFH sustainability.


Final report:


Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 of 20 September 2005 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)

Negotiations on accession by Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union (AA 21/2/05 Rev 2. Cf. Annex VIII, Section 1: Temporary additional rural development measures for Bulgaria and Romania)

Sergio Gomez y Paloma
Joint Research Centre