Implementation of the doctrine of food security in Russia: assessment and prospects


The increasing politicization of international food trade, as well as the stagnation of the world economy due to the coronavirus epidemic, once again confirmed the relevance of Russia's self-sufficiency in food. The implementation of the Food Security Doctrine has made it possible to overcome the systemic problems of domestic agriculture and increase the sustainable production of basic crop products and aquatic biological resources. However, the situation in livestock farming is not so optimistic: stagnation in resource-intensive cattle production and dairy farming is accompanied by success in import substitution of poultry and pork meat. The revision of the doctrine in January 2020 shifted the focus from self-reliance on agricultural commodities to the production of a wide range of competitive high value-added foods. The article analyzes the dynamics of self-sufficiency in food in Russia, examines the current state of affairs in the main sectors of domestic agricultural production and the fishery complex, and offers promising areas of development.

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Vera A. Tikhomirova

FSBI “Agroexport”

Author for correspondence.

PhD in Economics, Docent of the Department «Economics, Management and Marketing» of the Moscow International Academy; senior specialist of the Department of Strategical Communications, Management and Production Promotion of the FSBI “Agroexport”.

9 Zemlyanoy Val St, Moscow, 105064, Russian Federation


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