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Economic Aspects of Urban Agriculture
Economic Aspects of Urban Agriculture

Author(s): Zornitsa Stoyanova, Galina Koleva
Subject(s): Economy, Agriculture
Published by: Институт за икономически изследвания при Българска академия на науките
Keywords: urban agriculture; urban farmers; economic benefits; employment; food security

Summary/Abstract: External and internal factors influence the potential of urban agriculture development. They lead to numerous effects and some of them stressed on the economic aspect. The benefits and effects of urban agricultural practices have an impact on people, society and the quality of life in the cities. The purpose of the article is based on the evaluation of the economic aspects of urban agriculture to propose conclusions about its economic benefits for people and society in Bulgaria. The study provides a literary review of various perceptions and authoritative views on the effect of urban agriculture from an economic point of view. The data is collected by qualitative methods of research connected to the economic aspects of urban agriculture and assessment is used for generalized conclusions about the economic benefits for people and society. The results are part of scientific project DN 05/18 Urban agriculture as a strategy for improving the quality of life of urban communities, funded by the Bulgarian Science Fund.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 138-154
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English