Methodological Approaches to Assessing the Development of the Food Complex


  • Marina Alexandrovna Zhukova
  • Vadim Anatolyevich Zhukov
  • Tatiana Sergeevna Markova
  • Olga Ruslanovna Tsabolova
  • Pavel Nikolaevich Sharonin



The article considers methodological approaches to assessing the development of the food complex. The authors have revealed that the functioning of the food complex is associated with a food-related problem. The algorithm for its solution depends on such aspects as population growth (a factor in increasing food demand), the use and conservation of land (the most important natural source that satisfies the needs of humankind for food). The analysis of food consumption by the population of the Russian Federation has shown that certain types of products did not achieve production volumes that would correspond to the physiological norms of nutrition. Regarding crop production in the Russian Federation, potatoes, grapes, sunflower seeds and sugar beets had high profitability. Livestock products experience a different situation. This negatively affects the sphere of agricultural production, i.e. it weakens the effect of financial encouragement for workers; the costs of purchased resources prevail; there is a simplification of production technology (primarily in crop production), which leads to a decrease in crop yields and reduces the quality and competitiveness of products.