Marketing Research of the Organic Products Market in Bulgaria Cover Image

Маркетингово проучване на пазара на органични продукти в България
Marketing Research of the Organic Products Market in Bulgaria

Author(s): Jivka Tananeeva, Penka Goranova, Stefan Stefanov
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Стопанска академия »Д. А. Ценов«
Keywords: organic foods; organic oils; certified; consumers; producers

Summary/Abstract: The organic products are produced in accordance with certain standards of production. Through the most part of human history, agriculture could be qualified as organic. After 20-th century new and often not tested synthetic chemicals were offered, emphasized as improvements, introduced to all food products. This newer style of production is called “conventional” and in contrast to organic production the products are produced faster and easier. Within organic production the usage of conventional nonorganic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides is absolutely forbidden. At the moment European Union, United States, Canada, Japan and many other countries require from the producers to obtain special certificate in order to permit selling of food products as “organic” within their borders. At present 90 % of organic food produced in Bulgaria is exported to richer European countries. Bulgarian organic foods are mainly fruits (apples, peaches, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, plums, grapes for wine production), nuts (walnuts and almond), herbs and species (dill, anise, lavender and many others), as organic plant oil, tobacco, vegetables. There are lamb and beef organic meat on the market as organic jam and honey. As an addition large areas of wild lands are under certifying as organic and wild fruits, herbs, mushrooms are collected. It is considered that 60 % of raw products come from their collecting from wild nature. Organic rose oil, tobacco, wine, fruits are a huge potential for the country according to German specialists. This year the Ministry will support the organic farming and food production with €12,6 millions. The purpose is to strengthen domestic market and to occupy new share on European market.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 49-64
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian