Subject. The digital economy reveals the extent of technological obsolescence of the AIC. However, although the public gets more and more interested in this innovative line of development, there is still a lack of good understanding of the substance and content of the digital economy. The country has appropriate conditions for mastering digital technologies, but systemic difficulties impede their diffusion in the AIC. Objectives. The study examines respective difficulties and determines priorities of the digital economy development in the AIC. Methods. The study rests on proceedings by foreign and Russian scholars who examined theoretical and practical aspects of agricultural digitalization. We also refer to official statistics and documents on governmental and special-purpose agricultural development programs. The study involves the systems approach, monographs, statistical, graphical methods. Results. We sorted the existing approaches to interpreting the content of the digital economy. The article determined what impedes the digitalization in agriculture and examines the practices of mastering digital technologies. The scientific community was found to be very interested in the digital agriculture. However, Russian scholars are not very conversant with the digitalization practices due to multiple difficulties. Therefore, there should be respective information campaigns, involving the government. Operational cases of agricultural businesses should be showcased. Conclusions and Relevance. To overcome difficulties integrating the digital economy in agriculture, market actors should pull through serious barriers, such as high investment risks associated with investment in digital technologies, poor awareness of business communities about opportunities and successful cases of digital solutions, insufficient involvement of authorities and many other economic and political aspects.
Keywords: innovation, digital economy, digital technology, agriculture, modernization
Maksimova T.P., Zhdanova O.A. [The digitalization strategy implemented in the Russian agro-industrial complex: Possibilities and constraints]. Teoriya i praktika obshchestvennogo razvitiya = Theory and Practice of Social Development, 2018, no. 9, pp. 63–67.URL: Link (In Russ.)
Bodyako A.V. [Problems of adaptation of Russian accounting and control and analytical practices to the challenges of the digital economy]. Vestnik Universiteta (Gosudarstvennyi universitet upravleniya), 2018, no. 4, pp. 8–13. URL: Link (In Russ.)
Bukhtiyarova T.I. [Digital economy: Features and development trends]. Biznes i obshchestvo = Business and Society, 2019, no. 1, p. 22. (In Russ.)
Go Sh., Din V., Lan'shina T. [Global governance and the role of the G20 in the emerging digital economy]. Vestnik mezhdunarodnykh organizatsii = International Organisations Research Journal, 2017, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 169–184. URL: Link (In Russ.)
Gretchenko A.A. [The essence of the digital economy, the genesis of the concept “Digital Economy” and the preconditions of IT formation in Russia]. Nauchno-analiticheskii zhurnal Nauka i praktika REU im. G.V. Plekhanova = Science and Practice of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, 2018, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 23–37. (In Russ.)
Babkin A.V., Burkal'tseva D.D., Kosten' D.G., Vorobei Yu.N. [Formation of digital economy in Russia: Essence, features, technical normalization, development problems]. Nauchno-tekhnicheskie vedomosti Sankt-Peterburgskogo gosudarstvennogo pedagogicheskogo universiteta. Ser. Ekonomicheskie nauki = St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University Journal. Economics, 2017, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 9–25. URL: Link (In Russ.)
Semyachkov K.A. [Digital economy and its role in the management of modern socio-economic relations]. Sovremennye tekhnologii upravleniya = Modern Management Technologies, 2017, no. 8, pp. 45–48. (In Russ.)
Tendentsii razvitiya ekonomiki i promyshlennosti v usloviyakh tsifrovizatsii: monografiya [Trends in the economy and industry development during the digitization: a monograph]. St. Petersburg, Polytechnic Univ. Publ., 2017, 658 p.
Plotnikov A.V. [The development of digital economy in the agro-industrial complex]. Finansovaya ekonomika = Financial Economy, 2019, no. 5, pp. 805–808. (In Russ.)
Butyrin V.V., Butyrina Yu.A. [Directions digital transformation agriculture]. Ekonomika sel'skogo khozyaistva Rossii = Economy of Russia's Agriculture, 2019, no. 6, pp. 9–14. (In Russ.)
Pan'shin B. [Digital economy: concept and lines of development]. Nauka i innovatsii = Science and Innovation, 2019, no. 3, pp. 48–55. (In Russ.)
Golovenchik G. [Theoretical approaches to the digital economy definition]. Nauka i innovatsii = Science and Innovation, 2019, no. 2, pp. 40–45. (In Russ.)
Ma Huateng. Tsifrovaya transformatsiya Kitaya. Opyt preobrazovaniya infrastruktury natsional'noi ekonomiki [Russian Edition. The Digital Transformation of China. The case of transforming the national economic infrastructure]. Moscow, Intellektual'naya literatura Publ., 2019, 250 p.
Yakovenko N.A., Rodionova I.A., Ivanenko I.S. et al. Export Potential as the Competitiveness Indicator of the Agri-Food Complex. International Journal of Engineering and Technology, 2018, vol. 7, iss. 4.38, pp. 654–658. URL: Link
Korotchenya V. [Digital agriculture as a stage in the development of agricultural technologies]. APK: ekonomika, upravlenie = AIC: Economy, Management, 2019, no. 12, pp. 78–88. (In Russ.)
Pshikhachev S.M. [Priorities of AIC in the conditions of digital economy]. Modern Economy Success, 2019, no. 3, pp. 63–68. (In Russ.)
Rodionova I.A., Govorunova T.V., Vlasova O.V., Norovyatkin V.I. [Forms of State support of science and innovation: Russian and foreign experience]. Agrarnyi nauchnyi zhurnal = Agricultural Scientific Journal, 2017, no. 5, pp. 91–96. (In Russ.)
Ushachev I. [Contemporary trends and prospects for Russian AIC development]. Standarty i kachestvo = Standards and Quality, 2019, no. 8, pp. 80–84. (In Russ.)
Fomin A. [The project Digital agriculture is a driver of innovative development of agro-industrial complex]. APK: ekonomika, upravlenie = AIC: Economy, Management, 2019, no. 11, pp. 72–76. (In Russ.)
Voronin B.A., Mitin A.N., Pichugin O.A. [Management of digitalization processes in agriculture of Russia]. Agrarnyi vestnik Urala = Agrarian Bulletin of the Urals, 2019, no. 4, pp. 86–94. (In Russ.)
Ognivtsev S.B. [The concept of the digital platform of the agri-industrial complex]. Informatsionnyi byulleten' Ministerstva sel'skogo khozyaistva RF = Newsletter of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, 2018, no. 2, pp. 16–22. (In Russ.)
Platonova T.E., Sklyueva T.N. [The main trends of State regulation of agriculture in the light of the use of digital economy technologies in the regional aspect]. Regional'naya ekonomika i upravlenie: elektronnyi nauchnyi zhurnal, 2019, no. 1. (In Russ.) URL: Link
Pogorelova E.V. Problemy i perspektivy razvitiya agropromyshlennogo proizvodstva: monografiya [Problems and prospects for agro-industrial production development: a monograph]. Penza, Penza State Agricultural Univ. Publ., 2018, 208 p.
Kurgasov V. [Tasks to modernize the staff training system during the development of the digital economy]. Tsentral'nyi nauchnyi vestnik = Central Science Bulletin, 2018, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 55–57. (In Russ.)