Western Stara Planina region, Bulgaria

Western Stara Planina region, Bulgaria

Western Stara Planina region, Bulgaria

Western Stara Planina region, Bulgaria, is an area with extensive pastures surrounded by forests and patches of small-scale arable land and traditional orchards.

Farming systems rely on extensive grazing by dairy cows and suckling cows, sheep and goats, and grassland mowing.

The key issues faced in the area are privatisation of the common pastures and their abandonment. There is a need to add market value to agricultural products from the area. The area has hosted many grassroots-level activities, such as two Leader-led local groups, active farmer participation in the agri-environment measures, special legal framework for the governance of common/municipal pastures, and active environmental NGOs.

More info: www.efncp.org/projects/hnv-bulgaria-romania/western-stara-plania/
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Outputs

  • Western Stara Planina region, Bulgaria LA

    - Baseline Assessment
    - Report from the Innovation seminar (website)

    (August 2017)

    The compilations of the respective reports from all project learning areas - Baseline Assessments, Reports from innovation seminars, and Compendium of Innovation - can be found in 'Outputs'. Reports from the Innovation seminars are in the national languages, all other materials are in English.