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Department of Economics and Forecasting of Agrarian Reforms

About this department: Department of Economics and Policy of Agrarian Reforms was established in 2004.
The Head of the Department is Corresponding Member of NAS of Ukraine Olena BORODINA.

Fields of Research: - justifying the prospective socioeconomic model of domestic agricultural sector and ways to transition to it based on the interconnected agricultural and rural development;
- developing the theoretical and methodological foundations of local rural development through better involvement and capitalization of the communities’ assets;
- justifying the guidelines of the policy of rural development within the “upward” methodological approach (from community to state).

Personalities: - justified the conclusion on deepening contradictions of the modern agricultural development in Ukraine due to a mismatch between commercial goals of big business and vital interests of the rural population and the public;
- developed socioeconomic model of modernization agrosphere and reasonable means to its junction;
- justified conceptual foundations of social innovation aimed at overcoming the institutional constraints in the agrosphere;
- improved the categorial-and-notional apparatus of the "asset-based" approach to the theory of self-development of the communities.

Research: - formulation of the conceptual foundations of the state policy for rural development based on the adaptive capacity of the communities;
- justification for the reorientation of the state influence in the sphere of rural development from the directive-and-object based approach to the subject-and-initiative one;
- setting priorities and main directions in the state policy of rural development based on the activity in rural communities;
- development of the basic principles of public policy in the context of the “upward” methodological approach;
- developing proposals as to taking into account the initiatives of rural communities in the formulation and implementation of rural development policy at the national, regional and local levels.

Major Publications: 1. Borodina O., Prokopa I., Popova O. (Eds.). (2015). Rural development policies, community based. Kyiv: Institute for Economics and Forecasting, NAS of Ukraine.
2. Borodina O., Prokopa I., Yurchyshyn al. (2012). Socioeconomic development of agriculture and rural areas: the current measurement. Kyiv: Institute for Economics and Forecasting, NAS of Ukraine.
3. Borodina O.,.Heyets V, Gutorov al. (2012). The Ukrainian model of agricultural development and its socio-economic re-orientation. Kyiv: Institute for Economics and Forecasting, NAS of Ukraine.
4. Prokopa I., Berkuta T. (2011). Household farms in modern agricultural production and rural development. Kyiv: Institute for Economics and Forecasting, NAS of Ukraine.
5. Borodina O., Prokopa I. (Eds.). (2010). Theory, policy and practice of rural development Kyiv: Institute for Economics and Forecasting, NAS of Ukraine.
6. Yurchishin V. (2009). Agricultural policy in Ukraine of the verges of political eras: historical and socio-economic essays. Kyiv: Naukova Dumka.
7. Sustainability development of Ukraine’s agrosphere: policies and mechanisms (2009). Kyiv: Institute for Economics and Forecasting, NAS of Ukraine.
8. Borodina O., Kyryzyuk S., Popova O. (2008). State support of the agrosphere: evolution and problems. Kyiv: Institute for Economics and Forecasting, NAS of Ukraine.

Partners: Volodymyr YEUCHYSHYN, Doctor of Economics, Academician, National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine;
Ihor PROKOPA, Doctor of Economics, Corresponding Member, National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine;
Olha POPOVA, Doctor of Economics, Senior Researcher;
Vitalina TSYBULIAK, PhD in Economics;
Serhiy KYRYZYUK, PhD in Economics.

Partnership: 1. The Centre for World Food Studies (SOW-VU), Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
2. The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Austria);
3. Institute of Agrarian and Food sciences, Martin- Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Halle-Wittenberg, Germany);
4. Sumy National Agrarian University;
5. Chernivtsi Yu.Fedkovych National University;
6. Zhytomyr National Agro-Ecological University.

Contacts: 2. Phone: +38 (044) 254-39-66