Oksana Kolomyts,Viktoriya Prokhorova, Inna Ivanova
One of the breakthrough directions for the development of the agro-industrial complex of Russia in the near future should be its transformation into a high-tech agro-cluster and the preparation of its participants for effective interaction in the digital economy. The authors determined the role of agro-industrial clusters in the development of the agrarian sector of the Russian economy and the impact of the digital economy on these processes through the introduction of breakthrough technologies. Clustering was carried out, based on an emergent approach to identifying and grouping indicators of the ratio of the resource potential and the agrarian development index of municipal districts that are of primary importance in identifying agro-zones of intensive development in the economic space of the region. A grouping of participants in the agro-industrial complex has been proposed with the separation of economic entities with a high and partial level of readiness, as well as those capable of self-adaptation to the conditions of the digital economy. Keywords:agrarian clusters, agrarian sector, clustering, digital economy.