Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science
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ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF TECHNICAL MAINTENANCE IN GRAIN PRODUCTION OF UKRAINIAN AGRICULTURE
A. Pugach, N. Vasylieva
Abstract: This paper explores the ways of increasing Ukrainian contribution to the grain segment of the world food security system. Statistics confirmed that three main exported crops are wheat, barley and maize which have significantly unstable yields and profitability in Ukraine. The performed econometric analyses have verified a reverse dependence of grain losses on scales of sown areas, which are restricted because of insufficient and outdated agricultural machinery. The conducted cluster modeling made possible to form regional groups of common development in grain production and define achievable purchase quantities of tractors and harvester combines to enhance effectiveness in grain segment of Ukrainian agriculture.
Keywords: agricultural machinery; clusters; economic efficiency; food security; Ukrainian grain production
Date published: 2017-04-28
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