Article name Philosophical and Geographical Analysis of the Concept of “Food Security” in the Context of the Relations of Nature, Population and Economy
Authors Novikov A.N. Doctor of Geography, Associate Professor,
Rodomanskaya S.A. Candidate of Geography, Associate Professor,
Bibliographic description Novikov A. N., Rodomananskaya S. A. Philosophical and Geographical Analysis of the Concept of “Food Security” in the Context of the Relations of Nature, Population and Economy // Humanitarian Vector. 2019. Vol. 14, No. 2. PP. 144–152. DOI: 10.21209/1996-7853-2019-14-2-144-152.
UDK 911.3
DOI 10.21209/1996-7853-2019-14-2-144-152
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Annotation During periods of aggravation of the geopolitical situation, the system of international division of labor loses its fundamental principles of free trade and becomes an instrument of political pressure and encroachment on the right of Russia to pursue an independent international policy. The need to ensure food security, in the context of the country’s national security, requires from philosophical science an awareness of the category of “food security of the territory” in philosophical and geographical terms. The methodology of the work is based on the Trinitarian approach to the object of study. Food security is analyzed in the context of the systemic “nature – population – economy” triad and is treated as a linear triad of stages looped off. All regions can be divided into three groups: donors, recipients and relatively externally isolated self-sufficiency. Regions that have a positive balance between production and consumption become the country’s food donors and occupy their place in the inter-district division of labor.The paper presents a scheme where the vertices of the triangle express: nature, population and economy. As we approach the center of the triangle, the degree of freedom of their relationship tends to zero and the nature of the relationship goes from optimal to crisis and in the center of the triangle the situation is characterized as catastrophic. In the latter case, the food security of the region is completely absent. The Trinitarian approach to the study of the category “food security” means the transfer of its essence as the correlation of linear (definition of a concept), system (characteristic of conditions or context) and transitional (typology of regions) triads. Food security is the security of three processes: reproduction, distribution and consumption at three levels (regional, national and global).
Key words reproduction, consumption, nature, population, food security, distribution, resources, triads, Trinitarian approach
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