Sustainability Level of Bulgarian Agriculture
14 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2017
Date Written: January 26, 2017
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 (e.g. the economic aspect) while others (social and environmental) 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.
Keywords: Agrarian Sustainability, Sustainability Indicators, Economic, Social, Ecological Aspects, Bulgarian Agriculture
JEL Classification: Q12, Q18, Q56, Q57
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