Problems and Perspectives of Formation of Agricultural Clusters for Increasing Food Security of Developing Countries

Elena Popkova, Tatiana Litvinova, Nelli Saveleva, V. Sarakhmanova, Tatiana Popova, Sergei Mayer
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XVIII, Issue 3, 177-186, 2015
EOI: 10.11214/thalassinos.18.03.015

Abstract:

The authors of the article develop the proprietary methodology of integral approach to formation of the projects and programs of socio-economic development, which allows differentiating the sub-system of previously viewed indicators as to the level of users’ demands. The sense of cluster approach to increasing the competitiveness of agro-industrial complex is analyzed, and the problems and perspectives for formation of agricultural clusters for the growth of food security of developing countries are determined. As a result of the research, the authors came to the conclusion that agricultural clusters are a perspective course of increasing food security of developing countries, as they improve competitiveness of domestic agricultural producers and increase food independence and food self-sufficiency of economic systems. However, implementation of internal cluster cooperation requires reconsidering the existing notions of management, related to the level of methods and control, protection of intellectual property, education, and integration. The created system of relations should allow economic agents to keep balance between self-organizing and manageable behavior, combining innovational diversity and freedom of actions with the necessary level of integration. Intercompany cooperation in this regard should be similar to cooperation of ecosystem elements.


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