Food security as a component of national security of Ukraine

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Yurii Batyr


The article examines the definitions of the country's food security and the criteria for its assessment. Highlighted common problems of ensuring food security in Ukraine, as evidenced by international rating estimates. Analyzed the quantitative parameters of consumption food. The balance of consumption of basic foodstuffs, the indicator of sufficiency of consumption and the caloric content of the consumer ration are defined and it is established that Ukraine occupies the last places among the EU countries and the world. It has been established that ensuring food security of the country is associated with the following risks: natural and man-made, technological, environmental, social, trade and economic; political. It outlined a strategy for food security, which should provide an overwhelming amount of food (85-90%) through its own production.


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Batyr, Y. (2019). Food security as a component of national security of Ukraine. EAST JOURNAL OF SECURITY STUDIES, 4(1), 15-25. Retrieved from
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Yurii Batyr, National University of Civil Protection of Ukraine

PhD in Economic Sciences, associate professor of Public Administration Department. Educational-scientific-production center, National University of Civil Protection of Ukraine, Kharkiv

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