Features of support of agriculture (the case of the Tyumen Region)

Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research


2020, Vol. 6. № 1 (21)

Features of support of agriculture (the case of the Tyumen Region)

For citation: Balakhnina A. G., Romashkina G. F. 2019. “Features of support of agriculture (the case of the Tyumen Region)”. Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 24-48. DOI: 10.21684/2411-7897-2020-6-1-24-48

About the authors:

Aleksandra G. Balakhnina, Postgraduate Student, Department of Economic Security, System Analysis, and Control, University of Tyumen; ecofermal13@mail.ru

Gulnara F. Romashkina, Dr. Sci. (Soc.), Professor, Department of Economic Security, System Analysis and Control, University of Tyumen; ORCID: 0000-0002-7764-5566, Scopus Author ID: 16437113600, WoS ResearcherID: O-7221-2017gr136@mail.ru


This article systematizes the legal framework, forms, and volumes of support for agriculture from the federal budget of Russia and the regional budget (on the example of the Tyumen Region). The authors have performed a detailed analysis of the directions of such support for 2016-2019. The historical, economic and social features of the relationship between the state and agriculture are shown. State support for agriculture is objectively necessary, and competent budget planning makes it possible to develop. However, the dominance of direct forms of spending support does not stimulate cost-effective and innovative activities, which in the future can bring the industry to a competitive level. There is very little and irregular support for social forms, the development of farming and other forms of private farming in rural areas. The authors conclude that the policy of state support is sufficiently provided by legislative acts, resolutions and state programs. Many programs are updated, and new versions are adopted even before the previous ones expire. Such strong volatility hurts strategic projects and agricultural initiatives. Less expensive forms of activity-mediation and trade turn profitable. Living conditions in the villages significantly stay behind in quality and opportunities, which leads to the human capital leaving rural areas. The authors propose to pay more attention to the development of indirect forms of support, to stimulate economic activity and small businesses.


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