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CREATING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES FOR RURAL AREAS BY IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION: A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE

Inna Kulish ()
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Inna Kulish: State Institution “Institute of Regional Research named after M. I. Dolishniy of the NAS Ukraine”

Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, 2016, vol. 13, issue 1, 13-24

Abstract: The paper analyses the dynamics of agricultural production in the Chernivtsi region in the period 1990-2014. Following the analysis, it is revealed that the problem is the insufficient legislation on agricultural cooperatives. It is therefore necessary to amend the current legislation of Ukraine. The main directions of the development and competitiveness improvement of rural areas in Chernivtsi region are investigated. The need to provide comprehensive control over the use of agricultural land to prevent its degradation is argued. The region has an untapped potential of organic food production. The need to diversify economic activity is recognized, including the following: hunting, fishing, plant gathering, rural tourism, development of sanatorium sphere. The impact of these trends on improving the competitiveness of rural areas and the social and economic development of the region is shown. The need for legislative support of rural tourism is proven.

Keywords: competitiveness; rural areas; agricultural production; Chernivtsi region; diversification of economic activity. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O18 O13 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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