Sustainable development of organic agriculture: Strategies of Russia and its regions in context of the application of digital economy technologies

N.Yu. Nesterenko, N.V. Pakhomova, K.K. Richter

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"is paper analyzes the potential of organic agriculture to meet e#ectively the increasing demand for high-quality food, to increase its export potential, and to solve the country’s import
substitution problems. "e article also reveals the importance of digital economy technologies
for increasing the sustainability of organic production. Among the most signi$cant are cloud
computing and large databases that contribute to the development of precision farming, continuous online monitoring of the quality of various stages in technological chains, automation
and robotization, etc. Following recommendations of the “Organic Agriculture 3.0” conception, the authors examine the appropriate environmental, economic, social, and institutional
factors to elaborate complex development strategies for agriculture in Russia and its regions.
A special environmental index is proposed to determine environmentally friendly regions
that are mostly suitable for organic production. "e authors discuss an economic indicator
to assess the potential of unused agricultural land for organic farming. "e proportion of unemployed working-age population in rural areas serves as a social indicator for the study. By
analyzing these selected indicators, four groups of Russian regions with di#erent conditions
for developing organic agriculture are identi$ed. With respect to varying potentials of the regions and the external institutional context, the authors qualify di#erent regional competitive
strategies and corresponding product niches. "e study also provides guidelines for Russian
agrarian and environmental policy to support e#ective development of organic production.
Translated title of the contributionУстойчивое развитие органического сельского хозяйства: стратегии России и ее регионов в контексте применения технологий цифровой экономики
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-242
Number of pages26
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2020

Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


  • sustainable development
  • digital economy technologies
  • organic agriculture 3.0
  • export potential
  • supply and demand for organic food,
  • regional priorities
  • local food supply chains

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