Sukhanova I.F., Lyavina M.Yu. The Role of the Saratov Region as an Agro-Oriented Territory in Ensuring Import Substitution of Foodstuff

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu3.2015.2.3

Sukhanova Irina Fedorovna
Doctor of Economic Sciences,
Professor, Department of Marketing and Foreign Economic Activity,
Saratov State Agrarian University named after N.I. Vavilov
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Teatralnaya Square, 1, 410012 Saratov, Russian Federation
Lyavina Mariya Yuryevna
Candidate of Economic Sciences,
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing and Foreign Economic Activity,
Saratov State Agrarian University named after N.I. Vavilov
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Teatralnaya Square, 1, 410012 Saratov, Russian Federation


Abstract. The article presents the peculiarities of import substitution in different sectors of the economy. The specific features of the process of import substitution in agriculture is revealed. The objectives and directions of import substitution of foodstuff are highlighted. The authors substantiate the need of separating the agro-oriented territories, as well as donor territories and recipients in the matter of import foodstuff substitution. The criteria of referring regions to agro-oriented territories are revealed, and the conclusion on feasibility of special state support to donor regions providing foodstuff is reasoned. In the present article the authors give the overall characteristics of the Saratov region as an agro-oriented territory, provide the assessment of its food potential, determine the level of food self-sufficiency. The grouping of the main food products is carried out by the authors according to the current level of their self-sufficiency and growth prospects. The comprehensive program of import substitution of food in Russia is developed. The key role in this program is assigned to agro-oriented regions. The main activities of this program are pointed out in the frames of the given research.
Key words: import substitution, foodstuff, agro-oriented region, donor region, Saratov region.

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