Land use Over 25.6 hectares of the territory of Bulgaria, or about 3% of arable lands are used for organic agriculture.
56 plant growing farms 5 livestock farms 4 farms for seeds and nurseries
Financial support from Europe 900 euro for 1 hectare per year For 5 years
The history 1993: The first organic pilot farm was established on the farm at the Agrarian University of Plovdiv; 2000–2004: The national organic legislation was founded; 2005–2008: Organic products became available in Bulgarian shops;
2009-2010 Organic farmers began receiving payments from the government; The association of organic farmers was established; The association of traders of organic food was set up;
The organic agriculture doesn’t use pesticides and chemicals because they are harmful for the environment.
Advantages Production of healthy high quality foods; Groundwater is protected from pollution by nitrates, pesticides and others; Increased is biodiversity; Improved soil structure and fruitfulness; Reduction by around 50% of the energy consumption; Reduced by around 4 times soil erosion;
Disadvantages Reduced yields especially during the first years of transition Production cost price is higher than the selling price Still completely undeveloped market for organic production.