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Evaluation of agrarian sustainability in Bulgaria

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  • Hrabrin I. BACHEV

    () (Institute of Agricultural Economics, 125 Tzarigradsko shosse Blvd, Blok 1, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria.)

  • Bozhidar IVANOV

    () (Institute of Agricultural Economics, 125 Tzarigradsko shosse Blvd, Blok 1, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria.)

  • Desislava TOTEVA

    () (Institute of Agricultural Economics, 125 Tzarigradsko shosse Blvd, Blok 1, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria.)

  • Emilia SOKOLOVA

    () (Institute of Agricultural Economics, 125 Tzarigradsko shosse Blvd, Blok 1, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria.)

Abstract

This article presents a holistic approach for assessing agrarian sustainability in Bulgaria based on its economic, social and ecological aspects on sectoral macro-level. It is based on official statistical and other information as well as on expert evaluation. Our study has found that the Bulgarian agriculture on macro-level has good sustainability. Some of the sustainability aspects have higher levels such as the economic aspect, while others like social and environmental aspects are inferior. Study results could help in focusing the political efforts, so that the agrarian sustainability, in its social and ecological aspect, could be increased. However, a further research is needed to evaluate the level of sustainability at micro-level, so that the major issues and problem areas are addressed accordingly.

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  • 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.
  • Handle: RePEc:ksp:journ4:v:4:y:2017:i:3:p:233-242
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    1. Hrabrin Bashev, 2016. "Defining and Assessment of Sustainability of Farms," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 3, pages 158-188.
    2. Bachev, Hrabrin & Ivanov, Bodjidar & Toteva, Desislava & Sokolova, Emilia, 2017. "Framework for analyzing and assessing the system of governance and the level of agrarian sustainability in Bulgaria and China," MPRA Paper 78248, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Hansen, J. W., 1996. "Is agricultural sustainability a useful concept?," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 50(2), pages 117-143.
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    Keywords

    Agrarian sustainability; Sustainability indicators; Ecological aspects; Bulgarian agriculture.;

    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

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