Implementing the organic farming concept in strategies of sustainable development: European and Russian perspectives


O. Voronkova, O. Vysotskaya

The tradition of organic agriculture is at present increasingly strengthening its position in European countries and becoming a paradigm for building up sustainable development strategies, ecological and economic security of regions. A more ecological model becomes a necessity today. It offers a great opportunity for European producers of organic products to get a long-term sustainability and competitive advantages/ The world economic crisis has further influenced and forced the interest of producers and consumers in high-quality and safe products. The article considers approaches to implementing the organic farming concept as part of building up strategies of sustainable development of EU regions in comparison with the Russian Federation, analyzes the main state mechanisms of this process.
Key words: Sustainable development; Organic agriculture; Paradigm; Strategies; Competitiveness
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