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State Programs on Development of Agriculture and Rural Regions: What Changes May Bring

Vasily Ya. Uzun – Main Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Main Researcher of the Gaidar Institute, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation prepared their regular changes to the State program on development of agriculture for 2013–2025. These changes raise questions regarding the feasibility of implementation of import substitution tasks and growth of agribusiness products. State program of integrated development of rural regions approved in May of this year will also change significantly: the draft of federal budget for 2020 and 2021 and 2022 suggests reduction of financing of this program by four plus times, which may also lead to certain issues of its implementation. 

Key words: agriculture, state program of agricultural development, rural areas, AIC, export of agrarian products, import substitution of agrarian products.