Organic Production: An Opportunity for the Family Farmers and Small Producers in Bulgaria

Agricultural Academy, Institute of Agricultural Economics, BG - 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria


YOVCHEVSKA, P., 2015. Organic production: an opportunity for the family farmers and small producers in Bulgaria. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 21: 1123–1127

The changes of the living environment caused by the more and more accelerated, even irreversible depletion of resources, the climatic changes leading to frequent harvest compromising have turned into existential problems of the world in process of globalization. The response of the scientific community is integrated in some policies, oriented to the ecologic production. Organic production has become a norm. It is recognized as a technological solution having friendly attitude to the environment. The society is ready to support agricultural producers. The demand of organic and local products continues to increase. UN declared 2014 as international year of the family farming.
This report target is to present the representative results from an empiric sociologic research, led in Bulgaria in 2010 and 2012, on regional and national level. The analysis of questions related to the new CAP greening, to the land resource and to the future intentions reveals a synergic sustainability between the farmers’ intentions and the policies oriented to the environment protection and the climatic changes mitigation

Key words: organic farming, ecological culture of agricultural producer, empiric sociological survey, greening of CAP 2014+, synergic sustainability

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