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Environmental management in agriculture

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  • Hrabrin Bachev

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This paper incorporates the interdisciplinary New Institutional Economics and suggests a holistic framework for analyzing, assessing and improving the system of environmental management in agriculture. First, the importance of issue is presented and a short review on the state of economic studies in the area is made. The needs and mechanisms of agro-eco-management are clarified. Institutional, behavioral, technological, natural etc. factors of agro-eco-management efficiency are identified. The Discrete Structural Analysis is used and the principal market, private, and public modes for effective agro-eco-management are determined. Finally, stages for analyzing and improvement of eco-management in agriculture are presented.

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  • Hrabrin Bachev, 2014. "Environmental management in agriculture," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 1, pages 29-55,56-79.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econth:y:2013:i:1:p:29-55,56-79
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    JEL classification:

    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • Q24 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Land
    • Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy

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