HOW TO IMPROVE THE LOCATION OF BRANCHES OF RUSSIAN AGRICULTURE
Issue № 3, 2018, article № 2, pages 13-19
Original language title: КАК УЛУЧШИТЬ РАЗМЕЩЕНИЕ ОТРАСЛЕЙ СЕЛЬСКОГО ХОЗЯЙСТВА РОССИИ
Abstract: We present the evidence from a computer simulation concerning location of agricultural production by the federal subjects of Russia. For this purpose, a linear program of Russian agriculture is developed that accounts for the environmental agricultural zoning, food consumption by the regions, transport links, foreign trade, uncertainty of outputs and interregional diffusion of technologies. Within the studied case, it is assumed that the amount of resources corresponds to year 2015, the capacity of infrastructure does not limit transportation and the diffusion of technologies is allowed to the extent that approximately corresponds to three years period. It is shown that, subject to this scenario, it is possible that Russia becomes a net exporter of meat production and the gross margin of national agriculture increases by circa 700 billion rubbles, while the gross sales grow only by 0,09‰. The reported results can influence investors' assessment of opportunities of investments in regional agriculture and in the reconstruction of infrastructure.