Innovation policy and sustainable regional development in agriculture: A case study of the Stavropol Territory, Russia

Anastasia Chaplitskaya*, Wim Heijman, Johan Van Ophem, Olga Kusakina

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Abstract

This paper considers innovations as one of the factors of sustainable agricultural development of the Stavropol Territory. It focuses on the impact of state policy at the regional level in the field of innovations on the sustainable development of the region’s agriculture. This paper tests whether the implementation of the policy in innovations increased the sustainable growth of agricultural development. To do so, a model with switch variables was used. Principle component analysis was used to calculate a composite sustainability index of selected socio-economic and environmental indicators. The hypothesis that the introduction of a state policy aimed at innovation has a positive impact on the sustainable development of the regional agriculture was corroborated. We also assessed the impact of implementing this policy within each dimension separately. The socio-economic indicator is more important than the environmental indicator.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3509
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Agricultural policy
  • Composite indicator
  • Innovations
  • Principal component analysis
  • State program
  • Switching regression model

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