ЕКО-ПРОБЛЕМАТИКА И ВЪЗМОЖНОСТИ ЗА ИНОВАЦИИ В АГРАРНИЯ СЕКТОР
ECO- ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR INNOVATION IN THE AGRARIAN SECTOR
Author(s): Darina Zaimova, George Zheliazkov
Subject(s): Economy, Agriculture
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: rural areas; agriculture; biodiversity; eco-systems; legal framework.
Summary/Abstract: While rural development is closely bound to the social and economic challenges due to the high levels of rural unemployment, out-migration and the growing levels of social exclusion; sustainability of the rural growth is also significantly dependent upon policy commitment to protecting and strengthening their unique natural assets. Their very advantage – water resources, land, biodiversity and ecosystems – are threatened from the inefficient land use, deforestation and the landscape changes, contaminated water resources/ damages from human activity, and urban growth. This present paper tackles two key imperatives – economic stability and sustainable development in rural areas through: analyzing diversification of economic activities, such as the common obstacles and opportunities ranging from institutional policy, the regulatory framework; type and degree of inclusiveness of the business models adopted; type of dependencies and relationships among the value chain components to build a sustainable network of practices on a regional level in order to insure the green growth of rural communities. By doing so we will also identify the driving factors that could advance key intervention points and policy mechanisms; and facilitate the quality level and excellence of the rural stakeholders and institutions to active integration and strong eco-view on rural sustainability.
- Page Range: 210-215
- Page Count: 6
- Publication Year: 2018
- Language: Bulgarian