The article considers the definition of food security, which is defined by domestic and foreign scientists. Accordingly, the authors interpretation of the term food security was formulated, which a set of social and economic relations developed due to providing the human with food, relevant standards for quality and quantity based on the innovative development of reproduction processes in agriculture and economic security of the agri-food sector. At the same time, the issues of providing food security by the state are combined with the tasks of innovative development of reproduction processes in the regions and agricultural producers, in particular. Based on this definition, a system of principles of state regulation of food security issues was proposed. They are as follows: stability of the legal framework governing economic processes; production stability; competitiveness of food, enterprises, and organizations; affordability of food products for all population groups; efficient use of land, production, and labor resources; diversification of food stocks; protection from external and internal threats to the agri-food sector of the economy; social and economic orientation of the country's development. According to the main components of food security, an analysis of the level of food security in Ukraine was conducted using a SWOT-analysis. Analytical research was conducted on the main components of food security affordability, adequacy of food, and its quality and security. Besides, this type of analysis involves identifying threats to the development of the object, which exist and may arise in the future. According to the results of the SWOT-analysis, strategic actions were identified that determine the directions of the state regulation to increase the level of food security of Ukraine, which can be grouped and characterized as financial and economic, conjunctural and competitive, socially-oriented, scientific and innovative, international, and legal.
Key words: food security, state regulation, quality and security, public administration, public policy. government regulation, environmental safety.