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Eco-governance in Bulgarian Agriculture

Hrabrin Bachev ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper presents the evolution of diverse modes of environmental management in Bulgarian agriculture, and assesses their efficiency and likely prospects of development. First, it analyzes the pace of development and the impact(s) on individual behavior of the major modes of environmental governance - institutional environment (distribution and enforcement of property, user, trading etc. rights and rules); private and collective modes (diverse private initiatives, and contractual and organizational arrangements); market modes (various decentralized initiatives governed by “free” market price movements and market competition); public modes (different forms of Government, community, international etc. intervention). Second, it assesses the impact(s) of dominating system of governance on the state of environment and identifies major eco-challenges, conflicts and risks – increased competition for natural resources, degradation and contamination of farmland, pollution of surface and ground waters, loss of biodiversity, deterioration of (agro)eco-systems services etc. Third, it projects likely evolution of environmental management in the specific “Bulgarian” economic, institutional and natural environment, and estimates its probable effect on environmental security, and suggests recommendations for institutional modernization and public policies improvement.

Keywords: environmental management; market, private, public and hybrid modes, Bulgarian agriculture (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q50 Q28 Q24 Q25 Q57 Q18 Q38 Q26 Q34 Q13 Q15 Q58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2010-05-26
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