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How to operate Social Farming with the dual challenge of social inclusion and economic empowerment
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How to operate Social Farming with the dual challenge of social inclusion and economic empowerment

What is social inclusion?Click to read  
Economic empowermentClick to read  
The dual challenge of social inclusion and economic empowermentClick to read  
How to achieve social inclusion and economic empowerment trough social farming?Click to read  
Capacity buildingClick to read  
Access to resources Click to read  
The integrated model of the land source of income foundation, bulgariaClick to read  
Land source of income foundation – tools for implementation of the modelClick to read  

Social Farming, Social Inclusion, Economic Empowerment


The aim of the course is to present the concepts/idea of social inclusion and economic empowerment, as well as the role of the two concepts for development and implementation of different programs and projects in the field of social farming. Opportunities for achieving sustainable results referred to the social and economic empowerment of disadvantaged groups through agricultural initiatives have been revealed. Good practices and a successful model applied in Bulgaria are also presented.


• Eyben, R., Kabeer, N., Cornwall, A., 2008, ‘Conceptualising Empowerment and the Implications for Pro-Poor Growth’, Paper prepared for the DAC Poverty Network by the Institute of Development Studies, Brighton.
• Penov, I., Georgiev G., Grigorova D. and Trendafilov V., (2012). An Integrated Model for Supporting Small Business or How to Help Disadvantaged Families to Generate Income From Own Business. Makros Printing House. Plovdiv, Bulgaria. ISBN 978-954-561-288-6 (In Bulgarian: Пенов И., Георгиев Г., Григорова Д. и Трендафилов В., (2012). Интегриран модел за подкрепа на дребния бизнес или как да помогнем на семействата в неравностойно положение да си осигурят доходи от собствена дейност. Издателство: Макрос. Пловдив, България).
• Shishkova M. (2017). Dissertation on Doctoral Thesis: The Role of Social Capital for Sustainable Rural Development. Defended at the Agricultural University – Plovdiv. (In Bulgarian: Шишкова М., (2017). Дисертация за придобиване на ОНС „Доктор“ в професионално направление: 3.8. Икономика, научна специалност: Икономика и управление, на тема: „Ролята на социалния капитал за устойчиво развитие на селските райони“. Защитена в Аграрен университет – Пловдив).
• FAO (2015). The Implications of Social Farming for Rural Poverty Reduction. Technical Workshop Final Report, Rome 2015. ISBN 978-92-5-108975-0 (Retrieved from http://www.fao.org/3/a-i5148e.pdf).

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