Digital Farming Development in Russia: Regional Aspect

  • A. V. ShchutskayaEmail author
  • E. P. Afanaseva
  • L. V. Kapustina
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 908)


An active use of digital technologies is a characteristic of the current stage of world farming development. Today, the share of Russia’s digital economy in GDP is not large. Russia ranks 15th in the digital farming world. Having a huge resource potential, Russia tends to increase its competitive position in the agricultural market. The authors have developed a hypothesis that Samara region, which is one of three Russian leaders in the implementation of digital farming innovations, will be able to make a great contribution into Russian agribusiness that will allow the Russian Federation become a worthy competitor in the digital farming market. The purpose of the study is to identify the promising areas of Russian agribusiness in the context of the world digital farming development. The authors have used general scientific and special methods and techniques of an economic research. The study has showed that, on the one hand, Russia lags far behind advanced economies, but on the other hand, the experience of Samara region has proved that the greatest effect in the implementation of digital innovations is provided by combining the efforts of farmers, scientific institutions and the state. The result of the research is that due to the digitalization, Russia will be able to take advantage of the enormous resource potential, and increase and strengthen its competitive advantages in the world agricultural market.


Digitalization Digital economy Digital farming Information and communication technologies Innovations Internet of things Precision farming 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Samara State University of EconomicsSamaraRussia

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