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Creating Competitive Advantages For Rural Areas By Improving The Efficiency Of Agricultural Production: A Regional Perspective


  • Inna KULISH

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


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.

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  • Inna KULISH, 2016. "Creating Competitive Advantages For Rural Areas By Improving The Efficiency Of Agricultural Production: A Regional Perspective," Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 13(1), pages 13-24.
  • Handle: RePEc:iag:reviea:v:13:y:2016:i:1:p:13-24

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    competitiveness; rural areas; agricultural production; Chernivtsi region; diversification of economic activity.;
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    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes


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