Infrastructure information support agribusiness

UNC 330:631.1

Mykolaiv national agrarian univercity

The basic problems of development of agrarian information infrastructure services are researched in the article, some options to improve the information infrastructure of the agrarian sector are highlighted, and the basic areas of its improvement are defined.

The efficiency increase and competitiveness of the agrarian sector in modern conditions of development are closely linked to the improvement of information services at all levels of management. The study of experience of advanced foreign countries, such as research information services segment of agricultural areas, allows claiming that the accessibility of information and its timeliness is an effective factor of intensive development and improving the efficiency of agriculture.  A direct consequence of inadequate consideration of this factor is lagging in the conduction of reform and the slow development of the agricultural sector.  The most important task is to improve the information service of rural producers. An important role is given to the information advisory services.

The functioning of the agrarian sector in market conditions implies specification and development of theoretical foundations and development of practical recommendations on the formation and development of information services for agriculture.

The highly efficient multi-level information systems based on the use of new information technologies for the present conditions must be used.

To achieve these goals, firstly there is a need to solve the following tasks: the formation of the modern state database of information resources in agriculture; free access to database of information resources for public authorities and  local government; a provision of quality public services with information  for agricultural producers of all forms of property on the basis of the information system of the agrarian sector of Ukraine, information systems about market products, raw materials and products and the system of remote monitoring of agricultural land and others. We should form a standard technical and methodological base of information technology usage in agriculture on the base of analyzing the activities of public authorities that exercising powers in the field of agriculture and to develop initial data and complex technical task to create the information system software.

An implementation of measures of providing with professional advice would allow the creation of greater access for producers and rural areas to modern informational resources; also it will improve the quality of training and skill level of agricultural workers.

agribusiness, agriculture, infrastructure, information system.

V.Klochan. The Infrastructure of informational support of agribusiness


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