ENSURING FOOD SECURITY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Keywords:bio-production, correlation-regression analysis, ecology, food security, social policy, social stability, sustainable development
Food security is a fundamental basis for social stability and development of all countries. The task of ensuring and maintaining food security is included into the list of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. At the same time, the formation of food security requires effective actions that must take into account the principles of sustainable development in order to preserve biological diversity, ecological stability and prevent negative impacts on the environment. The purpose of this article is to analyze the impact of factors that shape food security on the environmental component of sustainable development. The study is based on data of the World Bank and regional statistical agencies, including selected factors that have a significant impact on the environmental component of sustainable development in the context of food security. The research methodology includes correlation analysis of the impact of a group of factors that ensure food security on the environment of the regions; assessment of the significance of factors and the reliability of the model. The key results of the study confirm the hypothesis of the impact of anthropogenic factors on the ecological balance of the environment, which allows focusing on approaches to the choice of agricultural production technology, based on the experience of both large agricultural holdings and family farms in Ukraine and Italy.