Proceedings of the Volgograd State University International Scientific Conference "Competitive, Sustainable and Safe Development of the Regional Economy" (CSSDRE 2019)

Identifying threats and assessing the interaction of factors of economic growth in the regions of Russia

Authors
Elena Petrova, Petr Bondarenko, Alla Kalinina
Corresponding Author
Elena Petrova
Available Online June 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/cssdre-19.2019.96How to use a DOI?
Keywords
quality of life, food security of the population, socio-economic development of the region, socio-economic policy, rating system of assessment
Abstract
The authors of the article proposed a methodology for assessing the food security of the region, whose methodological tools were tested on the example of the Volgograd region. In contrast to the concept of “standard of living”, which focuses on the quantitative aspects of providing people with consumer goods, quality of life, by the very meaning of this concept, is intended to draw attention to those aspects of people's lives that do not fit into the concept of standard of living, but are so important that their life can lose all meaning. In recent years, there is a conviction that the quality of life should be adequately assessed and become one of the main indicators of the results of the socio-economic policy of the state and the activities of public organizations. The tasks of improving the quality of life of the population of a region cannot be considered in isolation from the need to provide people with the most necessary - healthy, adequate food. Therefore, issues of ensuring food security come to the fore in the formation of the socio-economic policy of regional authorities. The approach proposed by the authors is based on the understanding of food security in the region as a complex indicator consisting of physical accessibility of food, economic affordability of food, the balance of nutrition, sustainability of the food system. Each of the criteria for food security in the region is described by a set of indicators, the number and ratio of which is optimal for research purposes. An assessment of the dynamics of changes in changes in the basic processes in the food sector has been conducted. It is revealed that the Volgograd region had a sufficient level of food security for 2012-2016. The areas that require intervention by regional authorities that may arise in the future are highlighted: an insufficient level of production of meat and dairy agricultural products; a significant deterioration in the quality of nutrition of the population of the Volgograd region, depends mainly on the low consumption of animal products; growth of the population with incomes below the subsistence minimum; reduction of the share of the population employed in agriculture, one of the reasons may be an insufficient level of wages; low level of technical modernization and innovative development of the agro-industrial complex.
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