Section 71
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Present State and Tendencies of Development in the Agro-Industrial Complex of the Smolensk Region

Potekhin, G.A.; Luchkin, A.G.; Novikova, N.E.; Lukasheva, O.L.

International agricultural journal 2019(3): 13-16


ISSN/ISBN: 2587-6740
Accession: 070510406

The agricultural sector of the Smolensk region is one of the most important industries of the national economy as it supplies the country's population with food products of good quality. The food supply security, well-being and welfare of the population of the region depend on the socio-economic potential of its agricultural sector. Therefore research in the field of agro-industrial complex is becoming more acute and contemporary. They aim at revealing insights into development of the agricultural sector as their objective analysis defines the promising areas of growth and implementation of the state grant programmes. The research has shown that in 2018 the agro-industrial complex of the region produced food products for 25 billion rubles that is 5% more than in the previous year. The leading role is played by the farm animal production due to the number of large agricultural firms in the sector. In the structure of the marketable products the region's animal farming takes about 80%. In the crop production the main crop producers are agricultural organisations accounting for about 85% of the whole volume of crops in the region. The biggest part of the potatoes and vegetables production comes from the backyard of the region's population and comprises 67% and 68% correspondingly. For the last four years the agro-industrial complex of the Smolensk region has been demonstrating positive economic effects determined by the implementation of the state purpose grant programme, private investment inflow, increase of the number of large agricultural and processing companies. The investment contribution into the agricultural sector has risen from 3% in 2012 to 14% in 2018. In 2018 the agricultural organizations sold products in the amount of over 9.5 billion rubles. So the industries of the agro-industrial complex in the Smolensk region appear to be diversified and multiproduct, this, with the help of the state support, highly contributes to the implementation of the grant programmes for production of the vast range of competitive agricultural produce of good quality to secure the food supply within the country.

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