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Environmental Sustainability of Agricultural Farms in Bulgaria

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  • Hrabrin BACHEV

    () (Institute of Agricultural Economics Sofia Bulgaria)

  • Dimitar TERZIEV

    () (University of National and World Economy Sofia Bulgaria)

Abstract

The issue of assessment of diverse aspects of sustainability of agricultural farms is among the most topical in the last decades In Bulgaria there are no comprehensive studies on environmental sustainability of farms in general or different types This article applies a holistic framework for assessing environmental sustainability of Bulgarian farms Initially the multiprinciple multictiteria and mulriindicator framework for assessing environmental sustainability of farm in the country is outlined After that a level of environmental sustainability of Bulgarian farms is evaluated in general and of farms of different juridical type size production specialization and ecological and administrative location Sustainability assessment is based on a first large scale survey on environmental aspects of sustainability of agricultural farms in the country carried out in 2016 Third relations between environmental and socio economic and integral sustainability of Bulgarian farms are specified Finally factors for improving environmental and overall sustainability of agricultural farms in the country are identified Our study has found out that environmental sustainability of Bulgarian farms is at a good level Nevertheless due to an inferior level of governance and economic sustainability the integral sustainability of Bulgarian farms is lower and the improvement of the latter two is critical for maintaining overall sustainability of Bulgarian farms at current stage of development

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  • Hrabrin BACHEV & Dimitar TERZIEV, 2017. "Environmental Sustainability of Agricultural Farms in Bulgaria," Journal of Advanced Research in Management, ASERS Publishing, vol. 8(5), pages 968-994.
  • Handle: RePEc:srs:jemt00:v:8:y:2017:i:5:p:968-994
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    1. repec:ksp:journ3:v:5:y:2018:i:1:p:72-110 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Bachev, Hrabrin & Ivanov, Bodjidar & Toteva, Dessislava, 2019. "Sustainability of agro-ecosystems in Bulgaria," MPRA Paper 93320, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. repec:scn:pnoeeq:198a1 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Bachev, Hrabrin & Ivanov, Bodjidar & Toteva, Dessislava, 2019. "Sustainability of agricultural sub-sectors in Bulgaria," MPRA Paper 93323, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. 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.
    6. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2018. "Institutions and sustainability – insights from Bulgarian agriculture," MPRA Paper 85682, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Bachev, Hrabrin & Koteva, Nina & Mitova, Dilyana & Ivanov, Bojidar & Chopeva, Minka & Sarov, Angel & Toteva, Dessislava & Todorova, Kristina & Yovchevska, Plamena & Kaneva, Krasimira & Aleksandrova, S, 2019. "Устойчивост На Селското Стопанство В България
      [Sustainability of Bulgarian agriculture]
      ," MPRA Paper 92049, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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