Sustainability Level of Bulgarian Agriculture

14 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2017

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Hrabrin Bachev

Institute of Agricultural Economics

Bodjidar Ivanov

Institute of Agricultural Economics

Desislava Toteva

Institute of Agricultural Economics

Emilia Sokolova

Institute of Agricultural Economics

Date Written: January 26, 2017

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 (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

Suggested Citation

Bachev, Hrabrin and Ivanov, Bodjidar and Toteva, Desislava and Sokolova, Emilia, Sustainability Level of Bulgarian Agriculture (January 26, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3043121 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3043121

Hrabrin Bachev (Contact Author)

Institute of Agricultural Economics ( email )

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Sofia, 1113
Bulgaria

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Bodjidar Ivanov

Institute of Agricultural Economics ( email )

Sofia

Desislava Toteva

Institute of Agricultural Economics ( email )

125 Tzarigradsko shosee Blvd. Blok 1
Sofia, 1113
Bulgaria

Emilia Sokolova

Institute of Agricultural Economics ( email )

125 Tzarigradsko shosee Blvd. Blok 1
Sofia, 1113
Bulgaria

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