Ecological analysis of sustainable agrarian development in climate change

Yurii Lopatynskyi, Andzey Halytskyi


Introduction. Ecological factors play an important role in the concept of sustainable development. This role is enhanced in the context of climate change in general and taking into account the sectoral attributes of these changes, in particular. Agriculture and the agricultural sector in general are directly related to the use and impact of natural resources.

The purpose of the study is to outline the elements of sustainable agricultural development on the basis of environmental analysis, which is updated in the context of global climate change.

Results. The ecological components of agricultural development of Ukraine are considered. The main factors of global climate change, including agriculture, which accounts for one third of carbon dioxide emissions, are identified. Based on the method of a comparative analysis, a two-way relationship is established between the impact of agriculture on climate change, on the one hand, and the reverse impact of environmental change on agriculture, on the other hand. Balancing these mutual impacts, potential losses and strategic capabilities is appropriate on the base of the sustainable development concept, taking into account its goals (2016-2030). The need to take into account different views determines the feasibility of developing and implementing a set of measures within the framework of “nationally defined participation”. It is important to outline the prospects for the development of Ukrainian agriculture on the principles of greening, to which we include: institutional self-regulation (independent decision-making) of agricultural entities; reconsideration of agricultural product range and bringing new varieties of plants. Horizontal integration of farms and vertical integration in the agricultural sector within the framework of closed production cycles are also on this list. New perspectives for rural development and agricultural producers are emerging in the context of decentralization and enhancement of the role of integrated territorial communities. It is crucial to create institutional conditions to encourage producers to comply with the requirements of minimizing polluting effects on the environment. Sectoral institutions (professional and interprofessional associations in the agro-food sector) should be effective tools in delegating some of the authorities to regulate the activities of agricultural market entities.


sustainability; ecological analysis; agriculture; climate change

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