Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Contemporary problems of horticulture development in the regional agro-industrial complex

Vol. 15, Iss. 8, AUGUST 2017

Received: 10 February 2017

Received in revised form: 6 March 2017

Accepted: 20 April 2017

Available online: 15 August 2017


JEL Classification: Q17, Q18

Pages: 1516–1526

Rodionova I.A. Saratov State Agrarian University named after N.I. Vavilov, Saratov, Russian Federation

Sushkov A.A. Saratov State Agrarian University named after N.I. Vavilov, Saratov, Russian Federation

Importance The paper discusses the ways to find solutions to present-day problems in horticulture to ensure the food security of Russia.
Objectives The paper aims to address the issues of horticulture development in a regional agrarian and industrial complex in a comprehensive manner.
Methods For the study, we used the methods of generalization, comparison and analysis of theoretical and applied development in the field of commercial horticulture.
Results The paper identifies constraints to the horticultural industry and the areas of regional horticulture development that support the transition to an intensive garden cultivation close by parameter to the standards of Western Europe countries with developed horticulture.

Keywords: import substitution, gardening, food security, imbalance


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