2. Application of sustainable agroecological practices – challenges to farm holdings

Author: Damyan Kirechev

DOI: 10.22620/sciworks.2020.02.002


The development of European agricultural policy is geared towards achieving sustainability in the relationship between agriculture and the environment. In agricultural practice there are a variety of agro-ecological practices, some of which are well integrated in the modern agriculture in Bulgaria – organic fertilization, reduction of soil treatments, introduction of sustainable irrigation systems, biological control of pests, etc. The report analyzes the state of the more applied agro-ecological agricultural practices in Bulgaria. Emphasis is placed on the challenges and opportunities for applying these practices to farm farms. There is a need to improve access to knowledge, improve observation, strengthen consultancy services and develop the support system.