+7 495 989 9610, 9am6pm (GMT+3), Monday – Friday
ИД «Финансы и кредит»






National Interests: Priorities and Security

Regional salience of the formation of rural manpower capabilities: Territorial and sector-specific perspectives

Vol. 17, Iss. 5, MAY 2021

Received: 10 January 2018

Received in revised form: 25 March 2018

Accepted: 12 April 2018

Available online: 14 May 2021


JEL Classification: J01, Q01, R11, R23

Pages: 838–864


Tat'yana S. KRAVCHENKO Orel State Agrarian University (Orel SAU), Orel, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Anastasiya S. VOLCHENKOVA Orel State Agrarian University (Orel SAU), Orel, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Subject. The article focuses on the formation of manpower capabilities, considering the unequal socio-economic development of rural areas and political initiative for import substitution in agriculture.
Objectives. We identify trends in the use of manpower capabilities in rural areas, considering the way AIC operates today. We also study local specifics of their formation by level of socio-economic development of municipal districts. We propose our own approach to studying this issue at the regional level.
Methods. We applied methods of statistic and economic analysis and analyzed productive and economic indicators of agricultural entities and trends in the socio-economic development of rural areas in the Orel Oblast within 2000–2016. Using Statistika 10.0 software package, we conducted a correlation analysis of the socio-economic development factors of local areas and hereby grouped municipal districts in order to identify the salience in the formation of rural manpower capabilities.
Results. Labor efficiency grew faster than the compensation quality in the agricultural sector of the Orel Oblast within 2000–2016. However, the situation is observed while the rural population decreases, migration of the employable population grows and the sector dramatically lacks manpower. The quantity and quality of manpower capabilities depend on the efficiency of agricultural agents and socio-economic development of rural areas in the region.
Conclusions and Relevance. Studies into the formation of manpower capabilities in the region allow to identify their salience at the current phase of economic and public development.

Keywords: manpower capability, agriculture, socio-economic development, rural area, region


  1. Novikov V.G. [Labour potential of rural territories: Actualization of theory and research methodology]. Ekonomika sel'skokhozyaistvennykh i pererabatyvayushchikh predpriyatii = Economy of Agricultural and Processing Enterprises, 2011, no. 3, pp. 48–51. (In Russ.)
  2. Bondarenko L.V. [Social development of rural areas in Russia: problems and prospects]. Agroprodovol'stvennaya politika Rossii = Agri-Food Policy of Russia, 2017, no. 4, pp. 13–18. (In Russ.)
  3. Dolgushkin N.K. [Potential manpower of agro-industrial complex: problems of formation and solution]. Ekonomika sel'skogo khozyaistva Rossii = Economy of Agriculture in Russia, 2017, no. 9, pp. 37–43. (In Russ.)
  4. Ushachev I.G. [Modern trends and a look into the future of the development of the AIC of Russia]. Prikladnye ekonomicheskie issledovaniya = The Applied Economic Researches, 2017, no. 2, pp. 4–6. (In Russ.)
  5. Tret'yakova L.A. [Socio-economic conditions of formation and development of labor potential of rural areas]. Ekonomicheskii analiz: teoriya i praktika = Economic Analysis: Theory and Practice, 2012, vol. 11, iss. 32, pp. 2–10. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  6. Vlasova T.A. [Regional peculiarities of formation of personnel potential of agrarian sector of economy (on example of Belgorod oblast)]. Agrarnaya Rossiya = Agrarian Russia, 2017, no. 5, pp. 29–37. (In Russ.)
  7. Volchenkova A.S. [Justification of perspective directions of agricultural sector development in the region]. Regional'naya ekonomika: teoriya i praktika = Regional Economics: Theory and Practice, 2013, vol. 11, iss. 10, pp. 43–48. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  8. Goncharova N.V., Kravchenko T.S. [Socio-economic factors of formation and development of human resource capacity of AIC of the Orel Oblast]. Nauchno-metodicheskii elektronnyi zhurnal Kontsept, 2015, vol. 13, pp. 4501–4505. (In Russ.) URL: Link
  9. Medvedev A.V., Shaitan B.I. [New measures to retain the young population in rural areas: youth capital, advisory offices, metrics]. Ekonomika, trud, upravlenie v sel'skom khozyaistve = Economy, Labor, Management in Agriculture, 2016, no. 3, pp. 55–57. (In Russ.)
  10. Serkov A.F., Chekalin V.S. [Labour productivity and competitiveness of production of an agriculture]. Agrarnyi vestnik Urala = Agrarian Bulletin of the Urals, 2008, no. 5, pp. 18–20. (In Russ.)
  11. Huffman W.E., Orazem P.F. Agriculture and Human Capital in Economic Growth: Farmers, Schooling and Nutrition. Handbook of Agricultural Economics, 2007, vol. 3, рр. 2281–2341. URL: Link03043-X
  12. Djomo J.M.N., Sikod F. The Effects of Human Capital on Agricultural Productivity and Farmer's Income in Cameroon. International Business Research, 2012, vol. 5, no. 4, рр. 149–159. URL: Link
  13. Wegren S.K. Human Capital and Russia's Agricultural Future. Post-Communist Economies, 2014, vol. 26, iss. 4, рр. 537–554. URL: Link
  14. Tret'yakova L.A., Grudkina T.I. [Labor force mobility and investment potential of the regions in the Central Federal District]. Natsional'nye interesy: prioritety i bezopasnost' = National Interests: Priorities and Security, 2016, vol. 12, iss. 12, pp. 133–142. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  15. Gulyaeva T.I., Buraeva E.V., Vlasova T.A., Grishaeva O.Yu. [Young-manpower rural-areas intake as a priority line of the regional personnel policy]. Ekonomicheskii analiz: teoriya i praktika = Economic Analysis: Theory and Practice, 2014, vol. 13, iss. 11, pp. 59–66. URL: Link (In Russ.)

View all articles of issue


ISSN 2311-875X (Online)
ISSN 2073-2872 (Print)

Journal current issue

Vol. 17, Iss. 6
June 2021