Evaluation of agrarian sustainability in Bulgaria

Hrabrin I. BACHEV, Bozhidar IVANOV, Desislava TOTEVA, Emilia SOKOLOVA

Abstract


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.

Keywords. Agrarian sustainability, Sustainability indicators, Ecological aspects, Bulgarian agriculture.

JEL. Q10, Q56, R33.

Keywords


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

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