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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Business activity of the population in the agrarian sector of the depressed area's economy

Vol. 20, Iss. 4, APRIL 2022

Received: 23 September 2021

Received in revised form: 27 November 2021

Accepted: 20 February 2022

Available online: 15 April 2022


JEL Classification: R23, R58

Pages: 639–658


Vladimir N. D'YACHENKO Economic Research Institute, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Krai, Russian Federation


Viktoriya V. LAZAREVA Amur State University (AmSU), Blagoveshchensk, Amur Oblast, Russian Federation


Subject. This article discusses the prospects of agricultural production in Russia.
Objectives. The article aims to assess the development of entrepreneurial and economic activity in the agricultural sector of the depressed areas of the Far East of Russia, as well as identify possible measures to solve urgent economic problems.
Methods. For the study, we used the methods of comparative analysis and classification.
Results. The article finds that depressed agrarian areas are gradually adapting to the changed economic conditions through the development of entrepreneurial and economic activities of the rural population and the expansion of agricultural organizations from other areas of the region.
Conclusions. It is necessary to intensify government incentives for small business in the agro-industrial complex in order to increase agricultural production. This will help meet the consumer demand of the population of the Far East of Russia.

Keywords: entrepreneurial activity, agricultural sector, depressed region, government support, employment, agriculture


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