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Key title: Agrarnyj vestnik Urala (Online)
Abbreviated key title: Agrar. vestn. Urala (Online)

Аграрный вестник Урала № 11 (165) 2017

Экономика

Смирных С. Н. кандидат экономических наук, доцент Уральский государственный экономический университет

Потапцева Е. В. кандидат экономических наук, доцент Уральский государственный экономический университет

УДК:332.133.22

EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF REGIONAL AGRICULTURAL MODELS IN RUSSIA

 The agrarian sectorof Russia is operating under conditions complicated by sanctions imposed by theUSA, Canada, EU countries, Australia and other countries, as well as counterembargo on supply of agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs fromthese countries. It required the realignment of the agrarian and food policy inorder to implement the import substitution concept. But in 2016 the agrarianpolicy of Russia changed its direction - from import substitution tostimulating the export of agricultural products and food. The new agrarianpolicy of Russia is oriented toward making the Russian agriculture competitivein the world food market. And this requires higher effectiveness of theagrarian production. The aim of the research is to conduct an empiricalanalysis of regional agricultural models in Russia. Thebasis for our research was the data of theFederal State Statistics Service, of the Ministry of Agriculture of the RussianFederation and of the Information System “SPARK-Interfax”. To complete theresearch tasks, we used the methods of comparative, statistic and clusteranalysis, matrixing. The research involved several stages. First, we analyzedthe spatial unevenness of Russia’s agriculture. Then, we identified theregional agricultural models in 2015, when the agrarian policy of the RFchanged its direction from import substitution to stimulating the export ofagricultural products and food. Finally, we substantiated the necessity toadapt the agrarian policy of Russia to interregional specifics. This willstimulate further growth of efficiency in the agriculture of Russia.


Keywords:

regional agriculture models, agrarian policy, import substitution policy, stimulating the export of agricultural products, high-performance job.


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