Forming professional competences in training of a breeder-zootechnician

Pursuing the strategic priorities of agricultural development imposes high requirements for the professional skills of specialists. Implementing professional standards requires new methodological approaches to the formation of educational programs for training breeders-zootechnicians on the basis of the modular-competency approach which ensures training specialists for agricultural organizations who will be able to implement the federal science and technology program of developing Russian agriculture.

Оrganization and effectiveness of the Vologda region dairy cluster

The article presents the organizational structure of the Vologda region dairy cluster, quantitative and qualitative indicators of activities are calculated and presented as well as the causes and factors of predicted changes are analyzed. The directions of participants’ interaction with the development institutions in the dairy cluster are determined.

The system approach to forecast the region’s agriculture: mechanisms and tools

The paper presents the theoretical and methodological aspects of agriculture forecasting as an economic system. The systematized forecasting techniques can solve problems to diagnose the state and development of economic systems considering the mass practical use of it in the agricultural sector. The author offers a system of indexes which shifts the focus from the final results on the terms and prerequisites to ensure their achievement in the analysis.

The estimation of resource potential of agricultural organizations

The article considers the issues of assessment of the resource potential of the agrarian sector. Methodological approaches to the assessment of the resource potential in agricultural organizations are given. The algorithm for integrated assessment of resource capacity of organizations in agriculture is proposed and tested.

Training and attracting the personnel in agriculture: problems and decisions

The main trends in the training of personnel for agriculture are analyzed in the article. It is proved that in Russia and in the Vologda oblast over the last 10 years a fold decrease in the number of people completing their studies in the secondary professional education institutions on specialties of agrarian profile have been watched. Problems in the system of higher agricultural education are identified.

Improving Water Management: problems and prospects

The dynamics of water use indices in the Russian Federation and in the Vologda Region has been evaluated in the article. The dimensionless water use efficiency indices have been suggested. Small applicability of the best available technologies, high energy intensity of waste and natural water clarification, inappropriate disposal of wastewater sludge, high water tariffs in the countryside can be considered as the main problems of water use in the Vologda region. Using wastewater sludge as fertilizer is the most rational method of its disposal.

Forecasting of agricultural production under conditions of cyclical fluctuations and innovative development (on the example of milk production in the siberian federal district)

In this research the methods of agricultural production forecasting under conditions of cyclical fluctuations and innovative development have been substantiated and tested in the form of inertial and innovative forecasting of milk production in the Siberian Federal District.

Formation of human capital as a condition of innovative development of regional agriculture system

In the study the mechanism of sustainable development of human capital has been proved based on the creation and development of a unified information and educational environment on the basis of the Resource Center. The methods for forecasting of human resourcing in agriculture have been developed based on focused training of students by the example of the regions of the European North of the Russian Federation.

Сonceptual approaches to forecasting of agricultural development of the Russian European North

In this study conceptual approaches to forecasting of agricultural development are introduced as an economic system in conditions of globalization of economics. Long-term forecasts of development of agrarian sector of the European North of the RF have been developed till 2030. The forecasts are based on the author’s suggestions on improvement of the mechanism of the state support, development of scientific and educational potential.

Foreign experience of sustainable market development of vegetable-growing of protected ground

The category “sustainable market development of vegetables of protected ground” is analyzed on the basis of scientific approaches and positions of scientists and researchers. The author proposes the original concept of analyzed category in relation to the market of greenhouse vegetables, gives items and indicators of sustainable development. The features of the functioning and market development of greenhouse vegetables are considered, all this is essential for agriculture and supply the population with fresh vegetables all year round.


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