Ecological and Economic Potential and Prospects for Organic Production in the Regions of Russia
Purpose: The article assesses the ecological and economic potential of organic production in the regions of Russia and substantiates the prospects for the regions’ production activity. Design: Assessment of the resource potential of the Russian regions in the direction of the development of organic agriculture, the substantiation of the effectiveness of new areas of activity for the Russian agrarian economy. Findings: The increase in agricultural and food production in excess of regulatory needs in order to ensure food security in Russia has led to the expansion of agricultural exports as well as to a change of the agro-industrial complex development vector from import substitution to export-oriented production. Practical implications: Environmental problems of agriculture are identified, mechanisms for their solution are justified. Based on the environmental and economic assessment, the most promising agrarian regions were selected as potential producers of organic products. Originality: The article substantiates ecological, economic and resource potential, shows the potential of the producers of the Russian regions in the production of organic products, the development of organic agriculture and the use of bio-intensive agricultural technologies.