The Institute of Agricultural Economics (IAE)
Institut po agrarna ikonomika
Tsarigradsko shosse Blvd. Block 1, Sofia, 1113 Bulgaria
Short description of our organisation:
The Institute of Agricultural Economics (IAE) is a public research organization recently celebrating its 70th anniversary. Since 2000 the IAE is one of the main institutes within the National Centre for Agricultural Sciences which in 2008 was renamed to Agricultural Academy. The IAE is the only institute specialized in agrarian and rural economics research in Bulgaria carrying out:
• fundamental, applied and policy-forwarded research;
• analytical, policy and technical assistance projects;
• doctoral and vocational training;
• academic and experts conferences and workshops;
• consultancy activities.
IAE has been actively involved in all major projects for transformation of Bulgarian agricultural, rural and food sector, and for harmonization of institutional framework with EU – development of legislation, government regulations, strategies, programs, expertise in forms of government support to agricultural and rural sector, various aspects of CAP implementation, trade regime and competitiveness, agrarian and rural finance, food security, rural development issues, assessment and governing of sustainability, reorganization of agricultural research, setting up the agricultural advisory system etc.
IAE has been also involved in successful institutional building projects. It designed and set up in its structure a System of Agro-market Information and Agro-business Center. Bilateral and multilateral research cooperation of the Institute includes more than 20 countries from EU, Eastern Europe, Balkan countries, former USSR countries, USA, Canada, Japan and other Asian countries. The Institute is a member of following networks or related organizations: National Center for Agricultural Research and Bulgarian Association of Agricultural Economists. IAE publishes all research work as well as the prestigious journal “Agricultural Economics and Management”. It also posesses its own library.
Name of contact person for the project: Mr Bozhidar Ivanov