Journal section "Economics of the agro-industrial complex"

Agriculture of the Vologda Oblast on the eve of Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organisation

Anishchenko N., Ivanova M.N., Bil’kov V.A.

3 (21), 2012

Anishchenko N., Ivanova M.N., Bil’kov V.A. Agriculture of the Vologda Oblast on the eve of Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organisation. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2012, no. 3 (21)

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Federal authorities consider Russia’s joining the WTO as the step of paramount importance, which will give an impetus to the modernization of national economy. At the same time, it is acknowledged, that Russia’s accession to the WTO will lead to serious complications in the functioning of certain real sector branches. First of all, it concerns agriculture and the provision of the country’s food security. As a matter of fact, national economy considerably lags behind the developed countries in the issues of productivity and competitiveness. Despite the fact that the WTO norms and regulations will be introduced gradually, the fundamentally new economic and organizational-legal environment is being created for Russian agribusiness. This article presents the main problems of the Vologda Oblast agricultural development, the rapid solution of which becomes even more important in the conditions of joining the WTO. The authors also consider the region’s opportunities of food security provision. In general, the problems raised in the article, highlight the main directions of the necessary activities of regional authorities and handling the threats that may emerge in the agricultural sector of the Oblast economy under the conditions of Russia’s membership in the WTO


efficiency, problems of development, wto, vologda oblast, agricultural production, food security

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