IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/ksp/journ2/v3y2016i2p349-366.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Smalholders’ Market Inclusion through Improved Eco-management – The Case of Bulgaria

Author

Listed:
  • Hrabrin Ianouchev BACHEV

    (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Sofia, Bulgaria.)

Abstract

Enhancing environmental performance is a prospective way for increasing market inclusion, effectiveness and sustainability of small-scale farms around the globe. With a very few exceptions, there are no studies on forms, factors and efficiency of “eco-driven” market inclusion of smallholders in modern supply chains in Bulgaria. This paper presents findings of a first large-scale study on state, driving forces, and efficiency of market inclusion of farms through enhanced eco-management in Bulgaria. First, diverse forms of eco-management in farms with different size, market orientation, product specialization, and location are identified. Second, costs, effects, and efficiency of eco-management are assessed, including the extent the improve eco-performance contributes to increased market inclusion of farms. Third, critical personal, economic, contractual, institutional, etc. factors of managerial choice in the eco-active farms are specified. Forth, perspectives of expansion of this particular mode of market inclusion of Bulgarian smallholdes are estimated. Finaly, directions for improving public policies and business strategies of smallholders in Bulgaria and other countries with similar conditions are suggested..

Suggested Citation

  • Hrabrin Ianouchev BACHEV, 2016. "Smalholders’ Market Inclusion through Improved Eco-management – The Case of Bulgaria," Turkish Economic Review, KSP Journals, vol. 3(2), pages 349-366, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:ksp:journ2:v:3:y:2016:i:2:p:349-366
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.kspjournals.org/index.php/TER/article/download/743/892
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://www.kspjournals.org/index.php/TER/article/view/743/892
    Download Restriction: no
    ---><---

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2013. "Natural resources conservation management and strategies in agriculture," MPRA Paper 46368, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2014. "Environmental management in agriculture - mechanisms, forms and efficiency," MPRA Paper 99852, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2010. "Governance of agrarian sustainability," MPRA Paper 99867, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Sharma, Vijay Paul & Kumar, Kalpesh & Raj Vir Singh, 2009. "Determinants of Small-Scale Farmer inclusion in Emerging Modern Agrifood Markets: A Study of the Dairy Industry in India," IIMA Working Papers WP2009-02-01, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.
    5. Hrabrin Bachev, 2014. "Environmental management in agriculture," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 1, pages 29-55,56-79.
    6. Hrabrin BACHEV, 2013. "Management Strategies for Conservation of Natural Resources in Agriculture," Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics, ASERS Publishing, vol. 4(1), pages 4-45.
    7. BASHEV, Hrabrin & KOTEVA, Nina & MLADENOVA, Mimoza, 2014. "The Effects Of Implementing European Policies In Agricultiral Holdings In The Republic Of Bulgaria," Economics 21, D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, Svishtov, Bulgaria, issue 1, pages 1-9.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Most related items

    These are the items that most often cite the same works as this one and are cited by the same works as this one.
    1. Hrabrin Bachev & Bozhidar Ivanov & Emilia Sokolova & Desislava Toteva, 2017. "Agricultural Sustainability in Bulgaria – Levels and Factors," International Journal of Environmental Sciences & Natural Resources, Juniper Publishers Inc., vol. 6(2), pages 42-51, November.
    2. Hrabrin I. BACHEV & Bozhidar IVANOV & Desislava TOTEVA & Emilia SOKOLOVA, 2017. "Evaluation of agrarian sustainability in Bulgaria," Journal of Social and Administrative Sciences, KSP Journals, vol. 4(3), pages 233-242, September.
    3. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2014. "Forms, Factors and Efficiency of Eco-management in Bulgarian Farms with High Eco-activity," MPRA Paper 58664, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Hrabrin Ianouchev BACHEV, 2016. "An Approach to Assess Sustainability of Agricultural Farms," Turkish Economic Review, KSP Journals, vol. 3(1), pages 28-53, March.
    5. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2018. "Управление На Аграрната Устойчивост В България [Governance of agrarian sustainability in Bulgaria]," MPRA Paper 83686, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Hrabrin Bachev, 2005. "Assessment Of Sustainability Of Bulgarian Farms," Development and Comp Systems 0511007, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. H. Bachev, 2018. "An Empirical Study On Relations Between Governance And Sustainability In Bulgarian Agriculture," Вестник Киевского национального университета имени Тараса Шевченко. Экономика., Socionet;Киевский национальный университет имени Тараса Шевченко, vol. 3(198), pages 6-29.
    8. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2016. "Устойчивост На Земеделските Стопанства В България [Sustainability of agricultural farms in Bulgaria]," MPRA Paper 99457, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    9. Bachev, Hrabrin & Ivanov, Bojidar & Toteva, Dessislava & Sokolova, Emilia, 2018. "Оценка На Аграрната Устойчивост В България На Ниво Район, Екосистема, Подотрасъл И Стопанска Организация [Assessment of agrarian sustainability at regional, ecosystem, sectioal and farm levels in B," MPRA Paper 83690, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    10. Bachev, Hrabrin & Ivanov, Bojidar & Toteva, Dessislava & Sokolova, Emilia, 2021. "Agrarian sustainability in Bulgaria – evaluating economic, social and ecological pillars," MPRA Paper 110263, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    11. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2018. "Institutions and sustainability – insights from Bulgarian agriculture," MPRA Paper 85682, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    12. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2022. "Unpacking the governance of agro-ecosystem services – the case of Bulgaria," MPRA Paper 111693, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    13. Hrabrin Bachev, 2018. "The impact of the institutional environment on agrarian sustainability in Bulgaria," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 4, pages 3-32,33-60.
    14. Bachev, Hrabrin & Ivanov, Bojidar & Toteva, Dessislava & Sokolova, Emilia & Terziev, Dimitar & Nikolov, Dimitar & Radeva, Donka & Chopeva, Minka & Li, Hongfei & Che, Shengquan, 2018. "Управление И Оценка На Аграрната Устойчивост – Опит, Предизвикателства И Уроци От България И Китай [Governing and assessment of agrarian sustainability - experiences, challenges, and lessons from B," MPRA Paper 83998, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    15. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2022. "Управленчески Форми За Снабдяване На Агро-Екосистемни Услуги От Земеделските Стопанства В България [Governance modes for the supply of agro-ecosystem services by agricultural farms in Bulgaria]," MPRA Paper 112847, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    16. Hrabrin Ianouchev BACHEV, 2018. "Impact of governing modeson agrarian sustainability in Bulgaria," Journal of Economic and Social Thought, KSP Journals, vol. 5(1), pages 72-110, March.
    17. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2022. "Governance of agricultural knowledge and innovation system (AKIS) in Bulgaria," MPRA Paper 112253, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    18. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2017. "Environmental sustainability of Bulgarian agricultural Farms – assessment, state, factors," MPRA Paper 81658, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    19. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2015. "A study on market inclusion through enhanced eco-management in Bulgarian farms," MPRA Paper 65309, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    20. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2021. "A study on type, volume and governance of ecosystem services in Bulgarian farms," MPRA Paper 110966, University Library of Munich, Germany.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Farm sustainability; Governance; Economic; Social; Ecological aspects; Framework for assessment.;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • R33 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Nonagricultural and Nonresidential Real Estate Markets

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ksp:journ2:v:3:y:2016:i:2:p:349-366. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: . General contact details of provider: http://www.kspjournals.org .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a bibliographic reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: Bilal KARGI The email address of this maintainer does not seem to be valid anymore. Please ask Bilal KARGI to update the entry or send us the correct address (email available below). General contact details of provider: http://www.kspjournals.org .

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.