|PROBLEMS OF MODERN ECONOMICS, N 2 (46), 2013|
|ECONOMICS OF AGRO-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX|
|Figurovskaya N. K.|
Leading research fellow, Center for Research of Methodological and Historical-Economic Problems Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow), PhD (Economics), Professor
Bulakh E. V.
PhD student, Chair of Economics and Entrepreneurship, Baltic Academy of Tourism and Entrepreneurship (St. Petersburg)
Blagikh Ivan A.
Professor, Chair of the History of Economics and Economic Thought, St.Petersburg State University, PhD (Economics)
|In the process of market reforms the agrarian sector of the Russian economy lost 1/3 of arable lands, 1/2 of cattle, as well as over a half of employees and specialists. A number of agro-industrial and cattle complexes were closed. As a result, the sector’s capacity is that of 1960s, and right now Russia has to sell its energy sources to purchase over 50% of raw materials and ready produce necessary for internal consumption. The government set the target of developing “effective agriculture,” as well as a more ambitious project that will allow the county “to feed the whole world.” The article discusses ways of increasing agricultural efficacy and gives practical recommendations for their implementation|
|Key words: agro-industrial complex, agriculture, economic policy|
| Pages: 299 - 302|