Gender aspects of entrepreneurial activity in the agricultural sphere

Keywords: entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial activity, gender policy, agrarian sphere


In the article the analysis of features of business activity of women in Ukraine, namely in the agrarian sphere, is carried out. In the research characteristic features, types and forms of women's business are revealed, the main reasons for women`s entrepreneurship and also barrier and obstacles are defined.

The present condition of gender equality in Ukraine is studied and it is specified that in 2019 Ukraine took the 60th place from 160 countries of the world on an indicator of the index of gender equality and in the Ukrainian Parliament the specific weight of women is 20.8 percent whereas in the European countries this indicator comes nearer to 50 percent, for example, in Sweden - 47 percent, Spain has 44 percent.

It is proven that one of the obstacles of business activity of women in the agrarian sphere is the gender asymmetries arising in business environment. At the moment business in agro-industrial complex has the features which are connected with the fact that it covers not only the work in agriculture itself but also the development of rural territories and non-agricultural business.

The reasons of the necessity of the assistance of women's business are justified, and the ways of development of business in the agrarian sphere are offered. The main obstacles which we consider important and which constrain business development are: a low level of development of network of social infrastructure that creates additional loading for women; absence of separate elements in the directions of agrarian policy which would concern support of women in running business; low availability to the market of financial and credit services and others.

We consider that in state programs it is necessary to provide some actions which would concern support of businesswomen and which would have effective but not declarative character.


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How to Cite
Sokolov, N., & Sukhostavets, A. (2019). Gender aspects of entrepreneurial activity in the agricultural sphere. Bulletin of Sumy National Agrarian University, (4 (82), 92-97.