THE ROLE OF UNITED TERRITORIAL COMMUNITIES IN THE FUNCTIONING OF AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES
Keywords:agricultural enterprises, united territorial communities, infrastructure, SWOT-analysis, questionnaires, decentralization
The subject of our scientific interest is the problems of the United Territorial Communities (UTCs) in Ukraine analyzed by the example of Ivano-Frankivsk region, and the role played by agricultural enterprises (AEs).
The article reveals the features of the balanced development of UTCs, which aims to create the preconditions for their stable growth and improvement of the quality of life in the countryside. The estimation of the level of satisfaction of the community from the operation of agricultural enterprises in the united territorial communities is assessed. In the process of evaluating the activities of the UTCs, the methods of questioning and SWOT analysis have been used.
The results of the study have a theoretical and practical significance, especially in the context of non-endogenous development of rural areas, and may also serve as a tool for identifying the best economic solutions for the development of agricultural enterprises that function in UTCs. A research of agricultural enterprises activities in Ukraine provides grounds for identifying their positive and negative impact on united territorial communities.
Creation of United Territorial Communities, as well as new agricultural enterprises in their territories, can contribute to solving this problem. Taking into account the difficult economic situation in Ukraine, UTCs need to be researched, including prospects for social development.