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Models on providing food security: case of Ukraine
Models on providing food security: case of Ukraine

Author(s): Natalya K. Vasylieva, John R. Kruse
Subject(s): Economy, Agriculture
Published by: ТОВ “Консалтингово-видавнича компанія “Ділові перспективи”
Keywords: animal husbandry; consumption optimization model; food security; production econometric model; scenario analysis;

Summary/Abstract: Providing food security is a top issue of agricultural economics in a global scale. Although Ukraine helps other countries become more food secure through its exports of wheat, corn, barley, and sunflower, low per capita income levels create challenges for Ukrainians to keep their diet nutrition balance in animal food basket. The research objective supposed applying mathematical apparatus to support solving this problem. The offered consumption optimization model has been developed to ensure inelastic customers’ food preferences by animal products subject to income and calories constraints. The proposed econometric models have been designed to project broiler, pork, eggs, milk, and beef productions. Complex implementation of the set mathematical models maintained the tool to analyze scenarios by expected export/import and demands for grain and oilseed crops used for feed in animal husbandry. The results of this research provide state authorities, livestock and poultry producers, Ukrainian consumers and other interested parties with management guidance focused on developing animal husbandry in the presence of income, as well as animal product price variability.

  • Issue Year: 16/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 344-352
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English