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Techniques for assessing the level of the region's food security through qualitative characteristics of food products

Vol. 13, Iss. 10, OCTOBER 2017

Received: 24 August 2017

Received in revised form: 18 September 2017

Accepted: 30 September 2017

Available online: 27 October 2017

Subject Heading: FOOD SECURITY

JEL Classification: J11, L23, L66, O13, Q18

Pages: 1910–1926

https://doi.org/10.24891/ni.13.10.1910

Timofeeva G.V. Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russian Federation gv.timofeeva@migsu.ru

Aitpaeva A.A. Astrakhan State University, Astrakhan, Russian Federation arman.bisaliev2012@yandex.ru

Importance The article overviews criteria for assessing the region's food security, which are formulated on the basis of the stereochemical conformity.
Objectives The research comprehensively examines the food security of Russia and outlines techniques for food security assessment in the region. We also evaluate the food security level of the Astrakhan oblast and substantiate prospects for its increase.
Methods The research involves monographic, economic, statistical and performance-based methods. We also use and analyze materials of international advisory agencies, and Rosstat data.
Results As stated in the article, the Astrakhan oblast possesses natural and other resources needed to satisfy public needs in food under consumption standards of the Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. We try out the technique and assess key indicators.
Conclusions and Relevance Considering qualitative characteristics of food products, food security of the region is rather low. It shapes future avenues of researches that would further elaborate the issue of improving the food security level of the region.

Keywords: food security, food quality, food security assessment, stereochemical conformity rule, integrated assessment

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