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Nizhnik Iryna (Uman National University of Horticulture, Ukraine), Mudrak Ruslan (Uman National University of Horticulture, Ukraine)
Food aid for the Poor - Key Working Tool for Protection of Food Interests of Ukraine's Population
Turystyka i Rozwój Regionalny, 2019, vol. 11, s. 73-83, rys., tab., bibliogr. 9 poz.
Journal of Tourism and Regional Development
Tytuł własny numeru
Kierunki i wyzwania rozwoju regionalnego
Słowa kluczowe
Pomoc żywnościowa, Ubóstwo
Food aid, Poverty
streszcz., summ.
The need to protect the food interests of Ukrainian citizens is conditioned by a number of pressing challenges - insufficient level of income, high growth rates of consumer food prices, excessive level of market concentration, excessive volumes of food exports, which cause a deficit in the domestic market, etc. For a full-scale deployment of the Ukrainian food aid program, it is necessary to preliminarily conduct an experiment. As part of the experiment, we propose to involve low-income citizens in the program, who has a total income not exceeding 130% of the poverty line (subsistence level). According to the statistics of 2017, the protection of food interests needs those households whose average income is less than UAH 2,085 per month - these are household's first decile group. The average benefit is UAH 284 per person per month. A tentative budget for food aid for all households and the decile group should be UAH 1204.6 million. An increase in food expenditure by 1% will lead to an increase in real GDP of Ukraine by 0.97%. Food expenditures of the population of Ukraine in 2017 amounted to UAH 673539.0 million. Their increase by UAH 1204.6 million, or 0.18%, will cause real GDP growth of 0.17% or UAH 4266.9 million. (original abstract)
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