To the Issue of Food Relief Program

Natalia I. Shagaida – Director of Center for Agro-Food Policy of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Head of Agricultural Policy Department of the Gaidar Institute, Doctor of Economic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The article provides methodology for revealing vulnerable groups of population with due regard for Russian Food Security Doctrine with respect to the accessibility to food products. It also exhibits methodology for calculation of relief sums and its impact on the food market. The article also gives a short review of international experience that can be fruitful for the development of mechanism for the implementation of food assistance programs in Russia.

Key words: food security, monitoring of food security, food relief.