Application of Cluster Analysis for Identifying Homogenous Zones of Operation of Agricultural Enterprises

  • Т. V. Kobylynska Academy o f Statistics, Accounting and Audit
Keywords: statistical analysis, agricultural enterprises, cluster analysis, plant-growing subsector, animal husbandry subsector, dendrogram, map, homogenous regional zones

Abstract

The cluster analysis ofagricultural enterprises is made by region  Ukraine. The analysis is made by the agricultural sector and its subsectors: plant-growing and animal husbandry. Homogenous regional zones characterizing the performance  agricultural enterprises are identified. The clustering is made using SPPS software. In the problems involved in the cluster analysis Euclidean distance is used. The cluster analysis is used for constructing green maps illustrating the impact  agricultural activities at enterprises on the production output of the agricultural sector and its subsectors: plant-growing and animal husbandry. The constructed dendrogram was used fo r creating two clusters showing low and high performance of the plant-growing sector. The first cluster includes 17 regions  Ukraine have high performance along with low application  mineral fertilizers: Vinnytsya region, Dnipropetrovsk region, Donetsk region, Zhytomyr region, Zaporizhzhya region, Kyiv region, Kirovohrad region, Luhansk region, Mykolaiv region, Odesa region, Poltava region, Sumy region, Kharkiv region, Kherson region, Khmelnytsk region, Cherkasy region, andChernihiv region. The second cluster includes 7 regions with low plant-growing performance along with intensive application  mineral fertilizers: Volyn region, Transkarpaty region, Ivano- Frankivsk region, Lviv region, Rivne region, Ternopil region, Chernivtsi region. The characteristics of regional zones by agricultural production output, numbers  cattle and poultry, and agriculture performance give evidence that in view ofthe similarity in the conditions  their territories, they require similar measures aiming to improve business environment in the sector and mechanisms fo r the development  agroindustrial complex in Ukraine.

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Published
2017-12-20
How to Cite
KobylynskaТ. V. (2017). Application of Cluster Analysis for Identifying Homogenous Zones of Operation of Agricultural Enterprises. Scientific Bulletin of the National Academy of Statistics, Accounting and Audit, (4), 32-39. https://doi.org/10.31767/nasoa.4.2017.04