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A REVIEW OF FARM SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT METHODS. ARE THEY APPLICABLE TO THE BEEKEEPING SECTOR?

Nancy Diana Panta

Proceedings of the INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, 2018, vol. 12, issue 1, 48-55

Abstract: The beneficial contributions of pollinators to the ecosystem and not only have been recognized for a while now. Still, the number of pollinators is decreasing, which is affecting the productivity of the agricultural sector. Sustainability addresses this issue and analysts have worked on developing frameworks to assess sustainability at farm levels. However, because of the heterogeneity of farm systems, such tools are difficult to apply. Therefore, researchers still face issues related to methodology because of the complexity of the sustainability concept. The present paper focuses on retrieving some of the most discussed but also some of the most recent methods of farm sustainability assessment and argue their applicability to the beekeeping sector following a literature review. The conducted analysis revealed that there is a way forward towards achieving sustainability and sustainable development through the development of more exhaustive sustainability evaluation tools both in agriculture, in general, and apiculture, in particular

Keywords: agricultural sustainability; farm sustainability; sustainability assessment. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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