THE MAIN FEATURES OF FOOD POLICY IN EURASIAN COUNTRIES IN THE CONTEXT OF GEOPOLITICAL CHANGES
Pages: 319-326 Published: 6 Jun 2016
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Abstract: The article considers the main trends in Eurasian countries food policy with respect to food safety, food security and food self-sufficiency as a component of national security. Changes in geopolitical situation in the world require new approaches to foreign trade regulation in Eurasian countries. The imposition of sanctions on food products import and declaration of import substitution policy on the one hand they represent new opportunities for local producers on the other hand can lead to decreasing of food availability which is necessary for an individual to maintain a decent living standard. International cooperation is becoming a priority due to inertia of agricultural production, alterations in consumer behavior and inability to fully meet the aggregate domestic demand. The research is based on system approach in the present spatial economy. Changes in geopolitical situation require the development of new approaches to investigation of international trade cooperation in addition to the existing researches. Results in that area should be supplemented by an agriculture and food industry capacity of the countries in question under the conditions of mutual economic sanctions imposition and the development of the Silk Road international project.
Keywords: food policy, food market, sanctions, the silk road economic belt