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Absolute And Comparative Sustainability Of Farming Enterprises In Bulgaria


  • H. Bachev

    (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Sofia, Bulgaria)


Evaluating absolute and comparative sustainability of farming enterprises is among the most topical issues for researchers, farmers, investors, administrators, politicians, interests groups and public at large. Nevertheless, in Bulgaria and most East European countries there are no comprehensive assessments on sustainability level of Bulgarian farms of different juridical type. This article applies a holistic framework and assesses absolute and comparative sustainability major farming structures in Bulgaria – unregistered farms of Natural Persons, Sole Traders, Cooperatives, and Companies. First, method of the study is outlined, and overall characteristics of surveyed farming enterprises presented. After that an assessment is made of integral, governance, economic, social, environmental sustainability of farming structures of different juridical type. Next, structure of farming enterprises with different sustainability levels is analyzed. Finally, conclusion from the study and directions for further research and amelioration of sustainability assessments suggested.

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  • H. Bachev, 2017. "Absolute And Comparative Sustainability Of Farming Enterprises In Bulgaria," Вестник Киевского национального университета имени Тараса Шевченко. Экономика., Socionet;Киевский национальный университет имени Тараса Шевченко, vol. 2(191), pages 6-17.
  • Handle: RePEc:scn:pnoeeq:191a1

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    1. Bachev, Hrabrin & Ivanov, Bojidar & Sarov, Angel, 2019. "Framework for assessing the governance pillar of agrarian sustainability," MPRA Paper 103477, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2020. "Evaluation of governance sustainability of Bulgarian agriculture," MPRA Paper 103478, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2021. "Understanding and evaluating the “missing” governance pillar of sustainability – the case of the Bulgarian agriculture," MPRA Paper 106310, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Hrabrin Bachev, 2021. "Assessing €Œmissing†(Governance) Pillar Of Sustainability €“ The Case Of Bulgarian Agriculture," Economia Coyuntural,Revista de temas de perspectivas y coyuntura, Instituto de Investigaciones Economicas y Sociales 'Jose Ortiz Mercado' (IIES-JOM), Facultad de Ciencias Economicas, Administrativas y Financieras, Universidad Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno, vol. 6(1), pages 1-48.
    5. Bachev, Hrabrin & Ivanov, Bojidar & Sarov, Angel, 2020. "Как Да Измерим Управленческата Устойчивост На Българското Селско Стопанство? [How to measure the governance sustainability of Bulgarian agriculture?]," MPRA Paper 103926, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2020. "Управленческа Устойчивост На Селското Стопанство В България [Governance sustainability of Bulgarian agriculture]," MPRA Paper 103927, University Library of Munich, Germany.


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