Specific features of government regulation of Ukraine’s agriculture market

Viktoriia Melnyk


Introduction. The necessity of government regulation of Ukraine’s agriculture market is determined by the unique features of Ukrainian agricultural sector and its significance for the food safety. The structural transformations of the internal and external environments have had a major impact on the development of agriculture and the national economy as a whole. Since the current challenges are getting deeper in the conditions of globalization processes, the research of this issue is of relevance.

Purpose. The purpose of the article is to provide a rationale for theoretical, methodological and strategic principles of government regulation of agriculture at this point of time.

Methods. The theoretical and methodological framework of the study includes the dialectic method of thinking and a holistic integrated approach to the issue of government regulation of Ukraine’s agriculture market. The methods of deduction, analysis and synthesis are used to study the concepts of government regulation of agriculture market and its basic components, namely, market, government, regulation, agricultural products. Analysis and monographic method are used to identify specific features of government regulation of agricultural production with respect to international practices of government regulation. Logical grouping is applied for describing the key trends in the development and support of agricultural sector.

Results. The article systematizes and describes specific features of government regulation of agriculture market with regard to its main components, namely, market, government, regulation, agricultural production. The author considers the factors that determine distinctive features of government regulation of agriculture in Ukraine, taking into account world experience in government regulation. Within the context of discussing government regulation of agriculture market, special attention is drawn to government investment and innovation policy. The strategic areas of government regulation of agribusiness operation and development are described. The paper suggests ways of improving government performance and increasing its efficiency in enhancing Ukraine’s agricultural production. It 

is determined that government regulation of agricultural production is implemented through a set of measures that are aimed at promoting better conditions for producing agricultural goods. At present, the main areas of development and support for the agricultural sector by the government and the key goals of government regulation of agriculture include: quality assurance and competitiveness of domestic agricultural production; conservation and restoration of natural resources; creation of an effective market and development of its infrastructure.

Discussion. The article claims that further studies should be aimed at seeking innovative techniques of institutional transformations, which create a basis for effective agriculture market.

Ключові слова

Key words: agriculture market, government regulation, development policies in the agribusiness sector, world experience in government regulation

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