Agri-Food Sector Potential in the Chosen CIS Countries

Problems of Agricultural Economics, 3(352) 2017, 103-115

13 Pages Posted: 26 Dec 2017  

Jolanta Droždz

Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics (LAEI)

Nele Jurkenaite

Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics (LAEI)

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

Since the early 1990s, the chosen CIS1 countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine) have undergone transition from a centrally planned to a market-oriented economy. Several countries from the group have sizeable agricultural sectors. Countries like Russia and Ukraine play an important role on the international markets. The untapped agricultural potential of these countries is the subject of this paper. The main goal of this paper is to improve the understanding of the agri-food sector performance in the chosen CIS countries. The paper provides content analysis of country reports, cross-country SWOT analysis of agri-food sector performance and development potential supplemented with expert evaluation.

Keywords: agriculture, food sector development, CIS countries, transition

JEL Classification: F63, L66, O13, O47, O57

Suggested Citation

Droždz, Jolanta and Jurkenaite, Nele, Agri-Food Sector Potential in the Chosen CIS Countries (2017). Problems of Agricultural Economics, 3(352) 2017, 103-115. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3091054

Jolanta Droždz (Contact Author)

Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics (LAEI) ( email )

V. Kudirkos st. 18–2
Vilnius, 03105
Lithuania

Nele Jurkenaite

Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics (LAEI) ( email )

V. Kudirkos st. 18–2
Vilnius, 03105
Lithuania

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