5. Organic farming potential for vital rural development

Author: Yuliya Dzhabarova, Ivanka Lulcheva

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During the recent years the increasing awareness of ecological and socio-economic issues has made organic farming a mainstream in the sustainable rural development. The rising concerns for the depopulation of rural areas, the overspread rural poverty, and the deterioration of natural resources put forward the key issue – to ensure both a nature saving and efficient farm production.
The aim of the paper is to explore the organic farming potential for providing a relevant strategy for stable economic farm development, as well as vital rural development.
By analyzing the organic agriculture prospects in the context of the European Policy for Rural Development an integrated strategy for farm resilience and vital rural development has been elaborated.