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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/53/S21.004

AGROECOLOGY AND SECTORAL CLUSTERS IN RUSSIAN ECONOMY: THE SYSTEM OF RELATIONSHIPS

T.P. Maksimova, N.E. Bondarenko
Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-10-2 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 53, 27-34 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/53/S21.004

ABSTRACT

This article discusses the questions of agroecology, its role and significance in the modern economy. It emphasizes the impact of agroecology on food production, country food security ensuring, as well as contribution to the sustainable agriculture. The authors also accentuate the relationship of agroecology with sectoral clusters, which are one of the modern forms of economic activity organization in agro-industrial sphere of Russian Federation economy. The article describes preconditions of the clusters formation, focuses on historical aspects of the dialectical development in cluster theory in the context of Russian agro-industrial sphere of economy. It proves the possibility of benefits and potential opportunities usage of clusters in the agricultural sector of national economy sphere. The model of agro-clusters is considered as factor of competitiveness increasing for agro-industrial complex, expanded production and solving the problem of national food supply and agroecology in the Russian economy. It offers the algorithm of analysis of clusters formation factors in agricultural sector of Russian economy. Attention is paid to the importance of integration in the model of sectoral clusters for institutions of maintenance and environment protection in the territories engaged in the economic activity.

Keywords: agroecology, agro-industrial clusters, cluster policy, agro-industrial complex.