Land relations: social impacts and projections

Pavlina Ivanova
University of economics – Varna, 9000 Varna, Bulgaria

Abstract

Ivanova, P. (2023). Land relations: social impacts and projections. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 29 (Supplement 1), 64–70

Land has always been a major asset, fulfilling multiple social, economic, ecological and cultural functions. It provides living space, contributes to food security, poverty reduction and eradication, and can be a factor of social cohesion and cultural identity. Access to land is seen as an important, determining factor in the income and food security of rural households, where there are few alternative livelihood options. In this context, the aim of this paper is to present some reflections on the social aspects of agricultural land ownership, access and use as a resource. The social impacts whose trends are most indicated are in the direction of providing employment, income from land cultivation, rent or lease, from sale of farmland, livelihood security and social environment.

Keywords: land relations; social aspects; demographic issues; incomes; labor charge

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