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Case Study of Farm Employment of Unskilled Foreign Laborers through an Agricultural Cooperative in Hokkaido (77)  2017-01-16    (7)
Yoshihisa Godo Meiji Gakuin University Takashi Miyairi Hokkai-Gakuen University Introduction Hokkaido is the northernmost prefecture in Japan, agriculture being one of its main industries. Unlike the other 46 prefectures, large-size farming is dominant in Hokkaido. Many farms here suf..
 
Palm Oil and Beef Cattle Integration System: A Strategy To Accelerate Beef Production in Indonesia (210)  2017-01-10    (12)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies Ministry of Agriculture Introduction Indonesia is now experiencing a bonus demographic population characterized by a growing middle class. This phenomenon has caused inc..
 
Dairy Production and Trade in Thailand (301)  2017-01-03    (31)
Dang Xuan Phi Center for Applied Economic Research, Kasetsart University Thailand INTRODUCTION In 1960, the Thai dairy industry has been developed after the King of Denmark gave some dairy cows to the King of Thailand during his visit to Denmark. The King has started the Dairy Farming Prom..
 
Agricultural Competiveness Enhancement Program in Japan (273)  2017-01-03    (24)
Dr. Takumi Sakuyama Associate Professor of Food Trade Policy, Meiji University Explanatory Note for Translation The following is the translation of “Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Program”, determined at the Vitality Creation Headquarters of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and ..
 
Outline of Information Disclosure System of Farmland : Nationwide Navigation for Farmland (502)  2016-12-09    (22)
Yoshikai Iiguni Kuroshio Science Unit, Multidisciplinary Cluster, Kochi University Introduction The Information Disclosure System of Farmlands (the ordinary name is National wide Navigation) for Farmlands, began operation from April in 2015. The purpose of this system is to disclose informati..
 
Pesticide Use in Agricultural Production in Thailand (579)  2016-12-06    (38)
Nguyen Thi Phuong Center for Applied Economic Research, Kasetsart University Thailand ​​​​​​Introduction The use of agricultural pesticides has strongly increased in Southeast Asia as well as in most other developing and developed countries (Schreinemachers, 2012). In Southeast As..
 
Thailand’s Higher Education System and the Agriculture Sector (500)  2016-12-06    (36)
Hnin Ei Win Center for Applied Economics Research, Kasetsart University Thailand Overview of Thailand's Higher Education System In Thailand, the higher education system is mainly under the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of University Affairs (MUA). Other responsible minis..
 
Young-farmer Public-sponsored Course at Mingdao University Opens for 30 Enrollments (668)  2016-12-05    (22)
青農公費班 明道大學明年收30人
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture (COA) Mingdao University located at Changwha County will launch a Young-farmer Public-sponsored Course next year in order to educate more young gener..
 
Five African Volunteers Give Appreciation to Taiwan’s LOVE Rice Aid Across Borders (641)  2016-12-05    (23)
臺灣Love米援助供食無國界 非洲5國志工代表來臺特致感謝
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture The United Nations (UN) and the international societies continue to save the poor and the hungry, and Taiwan has been an active participant in this e..
 
Hundred Young Farmers Program by the Council of Agriculture (312)  2016-11-23    (22)
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture (COA) In 2013, the Council of Agriculture (COA) started a program to select potential young farmers around Taiwan. The program aims to help young farme..
 
Price Stabilization Policy on Staple Food in Indonesia (350)  2016-11-23    (36)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies Ministry of Agriculture INTRODUCTION Food price stability is one of major elements on food security policy.  From the consumer side high food price provides undesir..
 
Ecosystem Management: ECO-Engineering Project in Rice Plot in Sungai Besar, Selangor (259)  2016-11-17    (29)
Dr Rosliza Jajuli Agro biodiversity and Environment Research Centre, MARDI Ecosystem Management is a process that aims to conserve major ecological services and restore natural resources while meeting the socioeconomic, political and cultural needs of current and future generations. This is impo..
 
What Expert Says: Impact of Climate Change on Agrobiodiversity and Food Security (246)  2016-11-17    (33)
Dr Mohamad Zabawi Abdul Ghani Research Specialist, MARDI The Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released in 2007 has reaffirmed that climate is changing and influencing many physical and biological systems including disruption of the ecosystem’..
 
BIOichar: Biochar-Based Organic Fertilizer (372)  2016-11-17    (57)
Theeba Manickam, Ilani Zuraihah Ibrahim and Nor Fadhilah Abdul Halim Soil Science Research Centre, MARDI In general, organic fertilizers have low nutrient content. Solid organic fertilizers such as compost and manures have slow release rates, requiring soil microorganism to break down the materi..
 
Diversity of Stingless Bees in Malaysia (211)  2016-11-17    (52)
Mohd Fahimee Jaapar and Rosliza Jajuli Agro biodiversity and Environment Research Centre, MARDI Malaysia is known as one of the world’s mega biodiversity countries. One of the indicators of the high biodiversity in Malaysia is the pollinator species. Previous reports showed that a total of..
 
Feeding Malaysia’s Growing Population with Climate Smart Agriculture (253)  2016-11-17    (36)
Dr. Chubashini Suntharalingam, Economics and Social Science Research Centre Growing food to feed the population becomes a challenge due to erratic weather and climatic patterns. Temperature increase and changes in rainfall pattern hasten the spread of pests and diseases which ultimately affect..
 
Rice Seed Marketing and Distribution Situation along Supply Chains of Lower Myanmar (196)  2016-11-16    (47)
Thanda Kyi and Zar Ni Hlaing Director and Researcher Department of Planning Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation ABSTRACT This study attempted to explore the marketing and distribution situation in the supply chain of rice seed in lower Myanmar. The survey was conducted ..
 
Policy Intervention for the Development of the Pineapple Industry in Malaysia (327)  2016-11-11    (65)
Noorlidawati Ab Halim Economic and Social Science Research Centre Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia INTRODUCTION Ananas comosus, or pineapple is a one of the most popular tropical fruits in Malaysia. It is ..
 
Osaka's Attempt at Restructuring its Public Water Utility Services (162)  2016-11-09    (45)
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan INTRODUCTION The provision of clean and safe water is one of the most basic public services offered by local governments. One of the major concerns of local governments during Japan's era of high economic growth in the 1970s is rela..
 
MAFF’s Intellectual Property Strategy 2020 (185)  2016-11-09    (28)
Fumihiro KABUTA, Ph.D. Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan Recognition of current situation The need to revise the intellectual property strategy The food industry including agriculture, forestry and fisheries and related industries (hereinafter referre..
 
Valuation, Transfer and Commercialization of Agricultural Technologies in Korea (389)  2016-11-04    (35) (28)
Hyung-Min Jung Team Leader, Technology Valuation Team, Foundation of Agri. Tech. Commercialization & Transfer (FACT), Suwon-si Gyeongi-do, Republic of Korea ABSTRACT Technology valuation offers basic data for technology transfer negotiations. To expedite technology transfers, outstandin..
 
Agricultural Technology Commercialization from Government Research Institutions to Agribusiness in Taiwan (424)  2016-11-04    (46) (39)
Liang-Jeng Hung Chief, Division of International Affairs, Industrial Development Center, Agricultural Technology Research Institute (ATRI), Taiwan ABSTRACT Taiwan, with more than hundred years of R&D efforts in agricultural science and technology, has relative higher citation ind..
 
Model of Technology Commercialization from Government Research Institutions to Private Sector in Indonesia (254)  2016-11-03    (34) (33)
By Erizal Jamal1 , Istriningsih2 and Vyta W. Hanifah3 1Director of Indonesian Institute for Agriculture Technology Transfer, Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD). 2Deputy Director for Technology Transfer, Indonesian Institute for Agriculture Technology Transfer, ..
 
Strategy for Protecting Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) related To Invention and Research Results in Agriculture in Japan (197)  2016-11-03    (38) (41)
Masaharu Endo Patent Attorney, Hiraki & Associates, Manager of Bio-tech and Chemistry Group, Japan ABSTRACT In Japan, a lot of agricultural producers are eager to develop new varieties of food and foliage plants. Several tools are available in Japan for protecting intellectual proper..
 
Agricultural Intellectual Property Protection in Thailand (277)  2016-11-02    (31) (26)
Dr. Surawit Wannakrairoj Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Kasetsart University, Thailand ABSTRACT Technology creation is a key element determining a country’s position in the competitive global arena. In Thailand, the intellectual property protection has been viewe..
 
IP Protection and Commercialization of Innovative Seeds in Vietnam: Situation and Challenges (169)  2016-11-01    (44) (43)
Dr. Dao The Anh Deputy Director General, Field Crop Research Institute (FCRI), Director, Center for Agrarian System Research and Development (CASRAD), Vietnam ABSTRACT Vietnam has gained many achievements in the research and development of new varieties of green revolution.  New..
 
Challenges Faced by Government Research Institutions and Public Universities in the Commercialization of Agricultural Innovation in the Philippines (246)  2016-11-01    (48) (40)
Noel A. Catibog Supervising Science Research Specialist, Technology Transfer and Promotion Division (TTPD), Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), Philippines ABSTRACT Public research and development institutions and stat..
 
Fostering Commercialization of Agricultural Technology in Malaysia (211)  2016-11-01    (44) (31)
Mohammad Fauzy Tambi Senior Research Officer, Technology Commercialization Office, MARDI, Malaysia ABSTRACT R&D activities should be promoted and supported to foster invention-innovation outputs. Malaysia has indicated significant continuous growth of R&D activities [Government ..
 
Decree 35/2015/ND-CP on Management and Use of Paddy Land (140)  2016-10-31    (36)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16, Pursuant to the Resolution No. 17/2011/QH13 dated November 22, 2011 of the National Assembly, Session XIII on land-use planning till 2020 and land-use planning in five-ye..
 
Decision 68/2013/QĐ-TTG to Reduce the Losses in Agriculture (133)  2016-10-31    (34)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang[1] Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16,OBJECTIVE The decisison is issued on 14th November 2013. This decisison provides credit policies to reduce postharvest losses in agricultural production. The decisiso..
 
List of Main Policies for Vietnam’s Livestock Sector (182)  2016-10-31    (69)
Tran Cong Thang and Bui Thi Viet Anh[1] Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16, Thuy Khue Street, Hanoi Vietnam In the past, the Government, Ministries and agencies have issued many policies to develop the livestock sector an..
 
The Incentive Policy for Development of Cooperation in Production and Consumption of Agricultural Products, and Vast Crops (155)  2016-10-31    (46)
Dr. Tran Khanh Linh Consultant CIRCULAR 15/2014/TT-BNNPTNT1 PROVIDING GUIDANCE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SEVERAL ARTICLES OF THE PRIME MINISTER’S DECISION NO. 62/2013/QD-TTGDATED OCTOBER 25, 2013 REGARDING THE INCENTIVE POLICY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF COOPERATION IN THE PRODUCTION AND..
 
Vietnam’s Rice Policy Review (328)  2016-10-31    (69)
Tran Cong Thang and Vu Huy Phuc Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development ABSTRACT Rice production plays an important role in Vietnam’s agricultural development. In recent years, although rice cultivation area maintains stable, the yield still keeps increasi..
 
Harmonizing Agricultural Development Programs with Legislation Framework in Indonesia (163)  2016-10-31    (46)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies Ministry of Agriculture INTRODUCTION The government of Indonesia has released many laws to govern agricultural development policies and programs.  There are eight l..
 
Strategy for Protecting Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) Related to Invention and Research Results in Fisheries in Japan (177)  2016-10-28    (39) (29)
Akihiko Okuno Managing Partner, SK IP Law Firm, Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo ABSTRACT Japan seems to be doing successfully in terms of intellectual property (IP) protection and commercialization of innovation in the field of IT, electronics, machinery and chemistry, but not so successful in ..
 
Strategy of Agricultural Technology Commercialization from Governmental Research Institutions to the Public in Taiwan: An International Perspective (208)  2016-10-28    (42) (28)
Dr. Hsueh-Shih Lin Director General, Taichung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Council of Agriculture, Taiwan, R.O.C. ABSTRACT Modern agricultural research outcomes include: plant breeder’s rights, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, etc. This report describ..
 
Current Achievements and Challenges in Commercializing Technology (245)  2016-10-28    (30) (30)
Mohd Nur Hafiz Mat Azmin Deputy Director, Technology Commercialization Office, MARDI, Malaysia ABSTRACT Currently the world’s agriculture industry has changed quickly to become a commercialized entity caused by rapid growth of the world economy, market liberalization, rapid urba..
 
Current Progress and Future Strategy of Technology Commercialization in the Agricultural Sector of Korea: An International Perspective (169)  2016-10-27    (38) (29)
Dr. Jae Jak Nam Planning Manager, Planning Office, Foundation of Agriculture Techonology Transfer and Commercialization (FACT), Gwonseon-gu, Suwon, Republic of Korea ABSTRAT Over the past two decades, the world economy has become more globalized. Agribusiness in developing countries ..
 
The Development of Food Varieties for Food Safety in Taiwan (243)  2016-10-24    (54)
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Office of the Secretariat Professor Professor Dept. of International Trade Feng Chia University No. 100, Wenhwa Road, Seatwen, Taichung 40724Source: Council of Agriculture (COA)..
 
Korean Policy Responses for Ensuring Food Security in the time of Climate Change (1240)  2016-10-18    (51)
Chang-Gil Kim President, Korea Rural Economic Institute Email: changgil@kre.re.kr Jeong-Bin Im Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development The Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea Email: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr INTRODUCTION Climate change is caused by global war..
 
Pork Tracking and Timely Sourcing System Activated by Council of Agriculture (723)  2016-10-17    (44)
農委會啟動國產生鮮豬肉溯源即時查詢系統
Min-Hsien YANG, Ph.D. Chief Office of the Secretariat Professor Professor Dept. of International Trade Feng Chia University No. 100, Wenhwa Road, Seatwen, Taichung 40724 Source: Council of Agriculture (COA) Because of the rising concerns on food sources and safety, consumers start to look ..
 
Introduction of Technology on Verification of Oolong Tea’s Product Origin (412)  2016-10-17    (45)
烏龍茶原產地鑑別技術介紹
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Office of the Secretariat Professor Professor Dept. of International Trade Feng Chia University No. 100, Wenhwa Road, Seatwen, Taichung 40724 Source: Council of Agriculture (CO..
 
Agricultural Budgeting System in Korea (273)  2016-10-14    (55)
Dr. Byoung-Hoon Lee Assistant Professor Department of Agricultural Resource Economics College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Kangwon National University KNU Ave 1, Chuncheon-si, 200-701 Korea INTRODUCTION Government budgets are divided into subsidies and loans in terms of project suppor..
 
Vietnam Sustainable Coffee Plan Till 2020 and Vision to 2030 (409)  2016-10-11    (27)
Tran Cong Thang and Vu Huy Phuc Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16, Source: http://thukyluat.vn/vb/quyet-dinh-3417-qd-bnn-tt-phe-duyet-de-an-phat-trien-nganh-ca-phe-ben-vung-den-nam-2020-45b50.html   INTRODUCTION ..
 
Enriching the Philippines Fisheries Resources through Closed Fishing Season Policies (1094)  2016-10-11    (106)
Princess Alma B. Ani [1] princessanidala@yahoo.com or princessanidala@gmail.com INTRODUCTION The Philippines, a nation of more than 7, 100 islands, is considered a marine sanctuary that teems with more than 3000 species of fish, rich corals and other sea creatures. With one of the world&rsquo..
 
Smart Farmer Development Project in Thailand (463)  2016-10-07    (72)
Hnin Ei Win Center for Applied Economics Research, Kasetsart University Thailand INTRODUCTION The Smart Farmer Development project was introduced to 12.6 million farmers in 2013. It is one of the development projects under the Ministry of Agricultural and Cooperatives’ (MOAC) poli..
 
Production of Bovine Meat in Vietnam – Opportunities for Exporting Thai Livestock (622)  2016-10-05    (60)
Dang Xuan Phi Center for Applied Economic Research, Kasetsart University Thailand INTRODUCTION With the increased demand for meat of bovine animals (beef and buffalo meat), Vietnamese producers need to be more strategic in their plans in order to be proficient to supply local demand. They ..
 
Challenges of Agricultural Cooperatives in Japan for a Sustainable Future (296)  2016-10-05    (80)
Takuo ICHIYA Deputy General Manager, Executive Office & Inter-cooperation Division JA-ZENCHU (Central Union of Agricultural Cooperatives), Japan Submitted as a country report for the 26th East Asian Agriculture Organization Council (EAOC) Top Level Meeting on Sept. 28-30, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan..
 
For Sustainable Future: “A Seed Matters” (228)  2016-10-05    (56)
Beom-seok Lee General Manager, International Cooperation Office, NACF, Seoul, Korea Submitted as a country report for the 26th East Asian Agriculture Organization Council (EAOC) Top Level Meeting on Sept. 28-30, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan (The content is posted in pdf file.  Please click pd..
 
Sustainable agriculture for the future (335)  2016-10-05    (61)
National Farmers' Association, ROC Submitted as a country report for the 26th East Asian Agriculture Organization Council (EAOC) Top Level Meeting on Sept. 28-30, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan (The content is posted in pdf file.  Please click pdf icon  above). ..
 
Climate Change and Effect on Rice Production in Thailand (460)  2016-10-04    (71)
Nguyen Thi Phuong Center for Applied Economic Research, Kasetsart University Thailand INTRODUCTION Today, the threats and challenges of the environment operating on food production are not limited to each country or region but most often than not, manifest on a global scale. One of the ..
 
Taiwan-Peru-New Zealand Hosts 2016 APEC Conference on Minimizing Retailer and Consumer Food Losses and Wastes (509)  2016-10-03    (61)
我國與秘魯及紐西蘭共同舉辦2016年APEC降低零售與消費端糧食浪費研討會
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture The Taiwan-Peru-New Zealand joint hosting of the 2016 APEC Conference on Minimizing Retailer and Consumer Food Losses and Wastes on September 22 has ..
 
Survey Results on the Cluster of Livestock Industries (426)  2016-09-21    (64)
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan INTRODUCTION Japan’s livestock industries, especially dairy, beef and pork industries, are expected to be seriously damaged after the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement comes into effect, because trade boarder meas..
 
Government Policy on Self Sufficiency to Achieve Food Security in Indonesia (650)  2016-09-19    (88)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies Ministry of Agriculture INTRODUCTION The Food Law No.18/2012 emphasizes that the state has an obligation to secure the availability and access, to adequate, balanced, sa..
 
Malaysian Floriculture Industry Development Policy (561)  2016-09-14    (83)
Nik Rozana Nik Mohd Masdek and Noorlidawati Ab Halim Economics and Social Science Research Centre Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute INTRODUCTION Malaysia is home to a wide variety of plants species. Located in the tropics, it is one of the most diverse floristic r..
 
Overview of Melon Industry in Malaysia (1060)  2016-09-09    (123)
Rasmuna Mazwan Muhammad and Nik Rozana Nik Mohd Masdek Economic and Social Science Research centre Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute,MARDI. Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. rasmuna@mardi.gov.my Introduction In general, there are three ty..
 
Underutilized Fruit Species Conservation in Malaysia (565)  2016-09-09    (62)
Noorlidawati Ab Halim and Nik Rozana Nik Mohd Masdek Economic and Social Science Research Centre Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia Introduction Malaysia has an ideal climate for the growth of various variet..
 
Climate Change Impact: Vulnerability and Poverty in the Dry Zone of Myanmar (407)  2016-09-07    (64)
Thanda Kyi Director, Department of Planning Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation General indicators for household vulnerability in rural area of selected dry zone Myanmar is the 58th most vulnerable country and the 2nd least ready country. The high vulnerability score and low ..
 
The Potential Impacts of Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Indonesian Agriculture (498)  2016-09-07    (84)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies Ministry of Agriculture Introduction The TPP is one of the largest trading blocks representing roughly 40% of the world economy (combined GDP of US$ 28.1 trillion), and ..
 
Crop Insurance in Thailand (998)  2016-09-07    (98)
Hnin Ei Win Center for Applied Economics Research Thailand Introduction Although rice covered 48.70% of the total cultivable land (FAOa, 2011) in the country, the yield was low compared with other countries which occupied a small arable land for rice due to natural disasters. Furthermore, ..
 
The Impact of TPP/RCEP Accession on Taiwanese Agricultural Industry (905)  2016-09-06    (90)
Yang, Min-Hsien, Ph.D. Feng Chia University, Taiwan Importance of TPP on economic development It is a current strategy to reduce trade barriers and deepen the supply chain between countries by signing FTA/ ECA because the WTO Doha Agreement is still under-developed. There have been 381 valid ..
 
Potential Benefits of TPPA On Malaysia's Agrofood Sector (538)  2016-09-01    (77)
Rozhan Abu Dardak Economic and Social Science Research Centre, MARDI, Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 SERDANG, Malaysia Correspondent author: rozhan@mardi.gov.my INTRODUCTION Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is a comprehensive trade agreement among 12 counties in the Asia Pacific r..
 
Unskilled Foreign Laborers Employed in Hokkaido Food Industries Under the Pretense of Training (320)  2016-09-01    (67)
Yoshihisa Godo, Professor, Meiji Gakuin University Takashi Miyairi, Professor, Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan Introduction Hokkaido, the northern-most island of Japan, ranks first in food production among all 47 prefectures in Japan. Hokkaido accounts for 12.5% of Japan’s total agricultu..
 
Influence of Climate Change Impact on Agricultural Risks in Myanmar’s Dry Zone (485)  2016-08-31    (85)
Thanda Kyi Director of Department of Planning Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Climate change and its impact Agricultural production still largely depends on weather conditions especially the availability of rainfall. Also, usage of physical inputs such as improved seeds, ..
 
Non-tariff Barriers of TPP Nations for Exports of Korea Strawberries (426)  2016-08-26    (71)
Dr. Byoung-Hoon LEE Assistant Professor Department of Agricultural Resource Economics College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Kangwan National University KNU Ave 1, Chuncheon-si, 200-701 Korea INTRODUCTION Beginning with the FTA with Chile in 2002, Korea has signed 14 FTAs with 53 coun..
 
To Farmers and Residents of Rural Settlements: Multifunctionality payments will support the joint activities of the community! (297)  2016-08-26    (57)
Dr. Hisako Nomura Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University 6-10-1, Hakozaki-ku Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan   The agriculture and rural areas have a variety of functions (multifunction) such as prevention of floods and landslides, conservation of the natural environm..
 
Summary of the 2016 fiscal year budget:Japanese Agricultural Direct Payment [76,960 (79,859–2015 fiscal year budget) yen (Millions)] (262)  2016-08-25    (46)
Dr. Hisako NOMURA Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University, Japan Point of measures In order to maintain and give the full scope of the multifunctionality of agriculture and rural areas, we support joint activities of the region, agricultural production activities in the mountainous re..
 
International Market Entry by Alliances of Taiwanese Tech-Agribusinesses (577)  2016-08-18    (52)
臺灣科技農企業 以聯合艦隊積極拓展國際市場
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture The Council of Agriculture (COA) recently called on the 36 technology-oriented agribusinesses to formulate an alliance to enter the international mar..
 
State Surrounding the Cooperative Farm Extension Service (388)  2016-08-16    (56)
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan INTRODUCTION  The Cooperative Farm Extension Service (CFES)[1] in Japan has engaged in the guidance and extension of new agronomy technology on farmers after WWII. The central and prefectural governments have jointly manag..
 
Agricultural Extension Policies in the Philippines: Towards Enhancing the Delivery of Technological Services (1935)  2016-08-09    (124)
Princess Alma B. Ani and Aleta Belissa D. Correa[1] Introduction In the agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources (AANR) sectors, research activities are geared toward increasing productivity and improving efficiency to reduce costs and losses of and ultimately achieve welfare gains for the ..
 
Unskilled Foreign Laborers in Japanese Food Processing Companies and Farms Under the Pretense of Training (549)  2016-08-03    (53)
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan INTRODUCTION In developed countries, many food processing companies and farms employ unskilled foreign laborers, whose wages are lower than domestic laborers. Japan is not an exception. However, unlike other developed countries in Eu..
 
2016 APEC Professional Consultation Meeting of Retailers and Consumers’ Food Loss and Waste Problem Held in Taipei (674)  2016-08-03    (79)
「2016APEC零售與消費端糧食損失與浪費專家諮詢會議」在臺舉行
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) research, as high as 1.3 billion metric tons of food, or one-third of..
 
Opportunities and Challenges in Achieving Food Sovereignity in Indonesia in the Era of ASEAN Economic Community (577)  2016-08-01    (68)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies Ministry of Agriculture Background ASEAN is in the process of creating a single market and production base which allow the free flow of goods, services, investment, skil..
 
Farmers Awareness on Crop Natural Disaster Insurance and Field Cases in Korea (450)  2016-07-27    (65) (71)
Chil-koo Choi, Doo-jong Hwa Farm Management Division, Rural Development Administration, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea Email: choick@korea.kr ABSTRACT The survey of 611 farmers was conducted to provide insights on Korea’s crop insurance. The types of major disasters that the res..
 
Guideline on Food Security in a State of Emergency (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan, October, 2015) (527)  2016-07-26    (67)
Ms. Mari IZUMI Visiting Researcher JC General Research Institute, Japan   Explanatory note by the translator:    This document is the first of three chapters of the latest Guideline on Food Security under the State of Emergency, revised in 0ctober 2015. The guideline ..
 
Mountainous Village Activation Support Grant (332)  2016-07-25    (50)
Mountainous Village Activation Support Grant[1] Dr. Hisako NOMURA Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University, Japan   ○ In the mountainous villages, distinctive agricultural products and landscapes, as well as regional resources like traditional culture exist.  I..
 
Vietnam’s Coffee Policy Review (1009)  2016-07-21    (93)
Vietnam's Coffee Policy Review Tran Cong Thang and Vu Huy Phuc[1]   ABSTRACT Coffee is one of the most important agro-commodities of Vietnam. In recent years, this sector has obtained a number of remarkable achievements in export, contributing to the rapid export growth of Vietn..
 
Case Studies of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) of Farmers in Thailand (809)  2016-07-19    (94)
Case Studies of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) of Farmers in Thailand Khin Yadanar Oo Center for Applied Economic Research, Kasetsart University Thailand Abstract There have been growing environmental and health concerns associated with modern agriculture. The farmers’ a..
 
Food Security in Taiwan: Current Status and Strategies (1022)  2016-07-19    (94)
臺灣糧食安全之現況與策略
Food Security in Taiwan: Current Status and Strategies Yang, Min-Hsien[1] Feng Chia University, Taiwan   INTRODUCTION The global extreme weather influences some major food production regions while many emerging countries speed up economic development and consume more and more foo..
 
The Trial of Direct Payment for Rice on the Second Harvest in 2016 (666)  2016-07-19    (57)
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The Trial of Direct Payment for Rice on the Second Harvest in 2016 Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   Source: Council of Agriculture More and more farmers in Taiwan are getting started to be aware of ..
 
Outline of Agriculture Disaster Compensation System in Japan (485)  2016-07-04    (60) (56)
Yoshihito Yasuda National Agricultural Insurance Association e-mail: yoshihitoy@nosai.or.jp ABSTRACT Agriculture is an industry affected most by nature. Japan is situated in the Asian monsoon zone. Japanese farmers suffer from heavy damages caused by frequent typhoons, floods, cold summers..
 
Government and its Role in the Implementation and Enhancement of the Crop Insurance Program in the Philippines1 (769)  2016-07-04    (120) (67)
Rodelia A. Pagaddu2 7/F Bldg. A, NIA Complex, EDSA Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines ABSTRACT This Paper underscores the significant role of government in the “Implementation and Enhancement of the Crop Insurance Program in the Philippines”. From the perspective of the auth..
 
The Policy and Pilot Plan: Top-Grafting Pears for Crop Natural Disaster Insurance in Taiwan, R.O.C (533)  2016-07-04    (75) (54)
Dung-liang Wang Department of Farmer’s Service, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, the Republic of China   E-mail: wangtl@mail.coa.gov.tw Abstract The Taiwanese government’s assistance to farmers affected by natural disasters is mainly to provide cash relief ..
 
Security Interests of Crops Against Environmental Uncertainty in Malaysia (610)  2016-07-01    (94) (57)
Hairazi Rahim, Mohd Tarmizi Haimid, Mohd Amirul Mukmin Abdul Wahab and Mohd Zaffrie Mat Amin Economic and Social Science Research Centre Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), MARDI Headquarters, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan   Correspondin..
 
Claim Adjustments in Korea’s Crop Natural Disaster Insurance (773)  2016-07-01    (84) (66)
韓國作物天然災害保險索賠理算制度
Hyunsung Yoon Junior Manager, Nonghyup Property and Casualty Insurance Co., Ltd, Korea, Email : nhyunsung@nonghyup.com ABSTRACT Crop insurance in South Korea has played an important role for stable farm management since 2001 with two crops, apple and pear, as an initial demonstration of insur..
 
Implementation of Indemnity-Based Rice Crop Insurance in Indonesia (824)  2016-07-01    (92) (79)
Sahat M. Pasaribu Indonesian Center for Agro-Socioeconomic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture, Bogor, West Java Province, Indonesia   e-mail: sahatp@gmail.com ABSTRACT The negative impacts of global climate change have been enormously affecting the performance of agricu..
 
Insurance for Rice Production in the Context of Climate Change Impact in Vietnam (520)  2016-06-30    (100) (63)
Nguyen Thi Phong Lan* and Nguyen Hong Son*,** * CuuLong Delta Rice Research Institute(CLRRI), CanTho, VietNam **VietNam Academy of Agricultural Sciences(VAAS), HaNoi, VietNam   email: phonglan66@gmail.com   ABSTRACT Vietnam is one of countries predicted to be among the m..
 
Explore Government Support Measures and Implications of Crop Insurance from International Experience (1026)  2016-06-29    (93) (69)
Min-Hsien Yang Feng Chia University, Taiwan e-mail: yangmh@fcu.edu.tw ABSTRACT Crop insurance is one of the more important branches of agricultural insurance, and because of global climate change, it is becoming more important for the financial wellbeing of the agricultural sectors across ..
 
Sustainable Growth in Crop Natural Disaster Insurance: Experiences of Japan (780)  2016-06-29    (79) (57)
農作物災害保險永續經營 ─ 日本經驗
Futoshi Okada1 1 College of Commerce Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan okada.futoshi@nihon-u.ac.jp   ABSTRACT A famous insurance professional said, “Insurance is the first choice and the last choice.” The axiom means that we cannot get any protection without buying insur..
 
The Performance and Improvement Strategies of Crop Natural Disaster Insurance in Korea (907)  2016-06-29    (73) (54)
韓國作物災害保險的成果與改進策略
Won-ho Chung Assistant Professor, Pusan National University, Korea E-mail: wchung@pusan.ac.kr ABSTRACT Crop natural disaster insurance program in Korea has rapidly grown not only in quantity but in quality for 15 years since it was introduced in 2001. Number of agricultural items covere..
 
New Strategies for Greater Growth and Development of the Agriculture Sector in Malaysia (734)  2016-06-28    (123)
Rozhan Abu Dardak Economic and Social Science Research Centre, MARDI Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 SERDANG, MALAYSIA rozhan@mardi.gov.my Introduction The Malaysian government launched its Eleventh Malaysia Plan (EMP) for the period of 2016-2020, last year. The EMP is considered as the last..
 
Developing Agro Science and Techno Park to Accelerate Technology Disemination and Promote Agribusiness in Indonesia (542)  2016-06-21    (75)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies  Ministry of Agriculture  Email: tahlim@indo.net.id Introduction As stated in the Midterm Development Plan of 2015-2019, the current Indonesian administration..
 
Agricultural Export Promotion Policy in Korea (520)  2016-06-20    (63)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr Introduction With the passage of time, Korean exports of agricultural products have undergon..
 
The Development of Agro-based SMEs through Technology Transfer from Government Research Institution (1528)  2016-06-08    (110)
Rozhan Abu Dardak Economic and Social Science Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) rozhan@mardi.gov.my Introduction Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play significant contribution to the economic development of Malaysia. They rep..
 
Research Priorities to Promote Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Indonesia (778)  2016-06-08    (114)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture, E-mail: tahlim@indo.net.id Background Indonesia’s strong and consistent economic growth has contributed to steady progress o..
 
The Policy Directions Pointed by the New Minister Tsao of Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan (701)  2016-06-06    (93)
農委會新任主委曹啟鴻施政重點
Dr. Min-Hsien Yang1, Dr. I Han2 1Chief, Office of the Secretariat Professor Feng Chia University No. 100, Wenhwa Road, Seatwen, Taichung 40724  Taiwan, ROC E-mail: andy201264@gmail.com 2Dr. I HAN Assistant Professor Dept. of International Trade Feng Chia University ..
 
Management of Reserve Funds for Food Circulation (373)  2016-06-06    (70)
Translated by Nguyen Le Hoa[1]   [1] Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rurul Development       Decision 565-TTg on management of reserve fund for food circulation was issued on August 22, 1996. Reserve fund..
 
National food security resolution (1150)  2016-06-06    (113)
Translated by Nguyen Le Hoa[1] [1] Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rurul Development   On 23 December 2009, the Government issued Resolution No. 63 / NQ-CP on ensuring national food security. Accordingly, this issue must be within the over..
 
Vietnam’s National Strategy on Nutrition from 2011 to 2020 and its Vision for 2030 (518)  2016-06-06    (110)
Translated by Nguyen Le Hoa[1] [1] Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rurul Development   Decision 226 / QD-TTg Approving the "National Strategy on Nutrition from 2011 to 2020 and its vision for 2030" was enacted in 2012. The genera..
 
Sustainable Development Strategy of Vietnam for the Period 2011-2020 (645)  2016-06-06    (100)
Translated by Nguyen Le Hoa[1] [1] Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rurul Development     Decision 432 / QD-TTg on approving the sustainable development strategy of Vietnam for 2011-2020 was issued on 12 April 2012. The Prime M..
 
Ensuring Food Safety In Malaysia through Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standard (SPS) Measures (642)  2016-06-02    (125)
Nik Rozana Nik Mohd Masdek and Mohd Rashid Rabu Economic and Social Science Research Centre, MARDI, Persiaran MARDI-UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.   E-mail: nrozana@mardi.gov.my Introduction Globalization and trade liberalization has opened up market access for foo..
 
A New Agreement for Japan’s Pork “Safeguard” in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations (694)  2016-06-01    (97)
Dr. Yoshihisa Godo and Hiroshi Takahashi[1] Department of Economics Meiji Gakuin University 1-2-37 Shirokane-dai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8636 Japan   E-mail: godo@eco.meijigakuin.ac.jp [1] We would like to thank Mr. Akira Shiratake for English language edit..
 
Trends in TPP agreement and government correspondence: An Overview (517)  2016-05-30    (87)
Dr. Hisako NOMURA Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University 6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan   Trends after TPP agreement outline agreement   [Conditions of TPP entry into force] When a country has completed its domestic tre..
 
Malaysian Agricultural Qualty Standards (1380)  2016-05-24    (167)
Mohd Rashid Rabu, Nik Rozana Nik Mohd Masdek, Mohd Dainori Md Shah Economic and Social Science Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Persiaran UPM-MARDI, Serdang Selangor. Email: mrrabu@mardi.gov.my INTRODUCTION Consumers are d..
 
Impacts of TPP on Vietnam’s Domestic Agriculture and its Commensurate Adjustment Policies (1999)  2016-05-23    (114)
Tran Cong Thang and Dang Kim Khoi[1] Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16, Thuy Khue Street, Hanoi Vietnam   [1] Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (I..
 
Contract Farming Potential: Case Study on Improvement of Maize Value Chain and Farmers’ Livelihood (979)  2016-05-19    (104)
Thanda Kyi and War War Kyaw Director and Researcher Department of Planning Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation ABSTRACT This study was carried out to understand the maize value chain in Tatkon Township where this study was conducted with the analyses of the produ..
 
The Philippine Environmental Assessment Policies (4283)  2016-05-10    (365)
Ms. Princess Alma B. Ani[1] Senior Science Research Specialist Socio-Economics Research Division-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (SERD-PCAARRD) [1] Philippine Point Person to the FFTC Project on Asia-Pacific Inf..
 
Policy to Achieve Self Sufficiency on Rice Production in Indonesia (1360)  2016-04-29    (119)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies Ministry of Agriculture  email: tahlim@indo.net.id INTRODUCTION Enhancing national food security has been one of the strategic policy goals of the curre..
 
Agricultural Insurance in the Philippines (2572)  2016-04-28    (156)
Fezoil Luz C. Decena[1] Senior Science Research Specialist SERD-PCAARRD [1] Senior Science Research Specialist, Socio-Economics Research Division-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (SERD-PCAARRD) of the Department ..
 
Overview of Agriculture Policy in Myanmar (2680)  2016-04-26    (249)
Thanda Kyi   Director, Department of Planning Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation INTRODUCTION   As agriculture plays a crucial role in the economy of Myanmar, sustainable agriculture is a prerequisite for achieving sustainable development objective..
 
Projection of China’s Agricultural Development Trend in the Future (552)  2016-04-19    (146)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Agricultural production is likely to maintain momentum of stable growth Grain production is expected to remain generally stable on the basis of its 10-year growth. ..
 
Strengthening Pesticide Management to Safeguard Agro-product Quality and Safety (480)  2016-04-19    (130)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCITON Since 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture has continued to promote the supervision of pesticide and legal system building. It prioritized the supervision..
 
Pilot Agricultural Reform and Construction Programs at National Modern Agriculture Demonstration Areas (482)  2016-04-19    (122)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China To implement the spirit of the 18th CPC Party Congress so as to deepen agricultural reforms and accelerate modern agro-construction, the Ministries of Agriculture and F..
 
Special-purpose Post Program for Agro-tech Popularization Services (381)  2016-04-19    (130)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China The Ministry of Agriculture worked in August, 2013 with other ministries to issue the agro-tech promotion service job creation plan, so as to guide the local government..
 
Development of Agricultural Administrative Capacity (394)  2016-04-19    (87)
  Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China In 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture has deepened institution reform and role changes, stably conduced reform of administrative institutions, innovated and impro..
 
Development of Model Countries for Standardized “Case-by-Case” Practices (484)  2016-04-19    (75)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China The fund and labor raising of “Case-by-Case” mechanism is an institutional arrangement to solve the problem of rural welfare establishment investment, the i..
 
Promoting the Rural Comprehensive Reforms (461)  2016-04-19    (85)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Background and main content of policy  Since the Third Plenary Session of the 17th CPC Central Committee, China has made substantial progress in the constructi..
 
Reform on Rural Collective Property Rights (467)  2016-04-19    (92)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION Reform on the system of rural collective property rights is a great innovation in the rural economic system. It meets the demands of injecting vigor in..
 
Promoting Development of Specialized Farmers’ Cooperatives (552)  2016-04-19    (105)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION The 18th National Congress of the CPC nailed down the direction of developing specialized cooperation and shareholding cooperation. In 2013, the CPC Ce..
 
Improving Reforms on the Seed Industry (534)  2016-04-19    (100)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION The CPC Central Committee and the State Council attach great importance to the development of the seed industry. On Dec. 20, the general office of the ..
 
Improving Rural Financial Reforms in China (606)  2016-04-19    (88)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION The CPC Central Committee’s Document No.1 asked to improve rural financial services,increase national support and guidance to rural financial r..
 
Reform and Construction of Grassroots-level Agro-tech Popularization System (662)  2016-04-19    (112)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION To implement The Law on Agro-Technical Popularization of the People`s Republic of China and other CPC Central Committee documents to advance Reform and..
 
Conditions for China’s Agricultural Development (854)  2016-04-19    (119)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Inrtoduction In 2013, China’s grain output recorded its 10th consecutive year of growth, and the farmers’ income registered the 10th consecut..
 
Regulations on Green Energy Facilities in Serious Subsidence Area of Farmlands (833)  2016-04-18    (85)
政府修法規範綠能設施在嚴重地層下陷地區之範圍
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan According to the Taiwan Agricultural Development Act, any agricultural facility constructed on farmlands with fixed bases should apply for government permission regarding the u..
 
The Functional Food Industry in Malaysia (2538)  2016-04-13    (259)
Nor Amana A’liah Mohammad Nor Economics and Social Science Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) Persiaran MARDI-UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia E-mail: amna@mardi.gov.my INTRODUCITON Demand toward functional foods is inc..
 
R&D Policy for Agri-Food in Korea (905)  2016-04-12    (130)
韓國的農業食品研發政策
Byoung-Hoon Lee Assistant Professor Department of Agricultural Resource Economics College of Agricultural and Life Science Kangwon National University Chuncheon-si, Korea Introduction Korean agriculture has been facing many challenges including its sluggish growth opening of marke..
 
Amended Agro-Pesticide Act Requires Buyers to Register (1175)  2016-04-06    (115)
2016年1月1日起購買農藥要登記,並 要索取販售證明
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan   The "Agro-pesticide Act" was amended on 24 ..
 
Amendments of the Agricultural Cooperative Act in 2015 (698)  2016-04-06    (106)
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan INTRODUCTION The Japan Agricultural Cooperative (JA) group has played a pivotal role in Japan’s agriculture while it has been criticized as the main factor which prevents the fundamental reform of agricultural str..
 
National Policy to Improve Food Self-Sufficiency and Food Security in Vietnam (1111)  2016-04-06    (144)
Tran Cong Thang and Nguyen Le Hoa[1] [1] Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development   INTRODUCTION Food production especially rice, is very important for Vietnam. In general, Vietnam has favorable conditions for rice production ..
 
Case Study of an Electrocution Accident Caused by an Electric Fence for Farming (845)  2016-03-29    (107)
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan Introduction Wild animals pose problems to Japanese farmers, as they often enter farmlands and eat agricultural products. The damage caused by wild animals was recently estimated to cost farmers around 20 billion yen per year1. ..
 
Promoting Policy of Rice for Feeds (747)  2016-03-25    (127)
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan   INTRODUCTION Rice has occupied the position of national food for a long time in Japan, and the Japanese has taken the large part of their carbohydrates from it. Rice has been utilized for human consumption, a..
 
Consideration for Achieving Stable Rice Dealings (840)  2016-03-25    (128)
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan INTRODUCTION It is important for stabilizing rice farmer’s management to maintain the order of markets and to expand stable dealings between farmer’s organizations which engage in shipping rice and distribut..
 
An Overview of Developments and Prospects for E-Commerce Agrifood Products in Malaysia (1914)  2016-03-24    (140)
Suhana Safari and Amira Ngusman Economic and Social Science Research Centre Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 Serdang, Selangor suhanasafari@mardi.gov.my Introduction Application of electronic communications and mu..
 
Farmer’s Pension System in Japan (Part 2) (934)  2016-03-16    (133)
日本農民年金制度
Takayuki KIMURA Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   Akihiko HIRASAWA Norinchukin Research Institute Co., Ltd. Operation of pension fund The pension fund for farmers who are paying contributions or waiting for the inception of benefits after they t..
 
Farmer’s Pension System in Japan (Final) (1052)  2016-03-16    (121)
日本農民年金制度
Takayuki KIMURA Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   Akihiko HIRASAWA Norinchukin Research Institute Co., Ltd. Preferential tax treatment In the case of income tax or inhabitant tax, the rates of taxes are determined depending on the amount of taxa..
 
Transfer of Farmland Rights after Retirement (Final) (642)  2016-03-16    (118)
Takayuki Kimura Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   Akihiko HIRASAWA Norinchukin Research Institute Co., Ltd. Subsidy to Retiring Farmers Farmers who are going to retire can receive a subsidy from the government if they lend their farmlands to ICO..
 
Work Plan 2016 for Boosting Rural Economy and Promoting Agro-food Export by Transferring Agriculture into a 6th Industry (831)  2016-03-16    (146)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr  On January 14, 2016, the Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural..
 
Issues and Policies Surrounding Production of Milk and Dairy Products (724)  2016-03-11    (131)
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan INTRODUCTION At the end of 2014 when many people bought and enjoyed sweet cakes made of raw milk for the Christmas, the shortage of dairy products, especially butter, became a hot topic in Japan. Consumers could not fin..
 
Overview of Irrigation Development and Government Policy in Myanmar (1405)  2016-03-03    (245)
Amy Soe and Thanda Kyi Department of Planning Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation Myanmar       Dr. Amy Soe is the Program Officer and Dr. Thanda Kyi is the Myanmarese Point Person to the FFTC Project on Asia-Pacific Information Platform in Agricultural P..
 
Japan's Pork Imports: New Agreement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Negotiations (1186)  2016-03-01    (140)
Yoshihisa Godo and Hiroshi Takahashi [1] [1] We would like to thank Mr. Akira Shiratake for English language editing.   Introduction On October 5, 2015, the 12 countries participating in the on-going Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations r..
 
Program for Subsidizing Early Processing of Agro-Products (547)  2016-03-01    (106)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION The program for subsidizing early processing of agro-products was initiated in 2012.  Funded by the central budget under which a fixed subsidy tha..
 
China’s Ministry of Agriculture Listed the First Group of Valuable Agricultural Cultural Heritage (631)  2016-03-01    (109)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Agricultural cultural heritage refers to a unique agricultural production system that was created during the coexistence between human beings and the environment in whi..
 
Urban Modern Agriculture and the “Vegetable Basket” Project (790)  2016-03-01    (117)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION Development of urban modern agriculture saw remarkable results The guiding philosophy of developing urban modern agriculture was first clarified. F..
 
Crop Disease and Pest Prevention and Control (923)  2016-03-01    (146)
  Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION In 2013, affected by multiple factors including abnormal climate, there broke out various kinds of crop diseases and pests in several levels. ..
 
Accelerating Building of Modern Plant Production System (653)  2016-03-01    (102)
  Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION Modern plant production system is a new type of crop pest and disease prevention and relief system tasked with serving modern agriculture and su..
 
Development of Agricultural Product Market System (761)  2016-03-01    (143)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION By the end of 2013, wholesale markets of agro-product numbered more than 4,400 nationwide, generating an annual trade volume 0f 3.2 trillion yuan. In t..
 
Agricultural Insurance Extension Program: Mango, Rice, and Tilapia Included by Council of Agriculture (1585)  2016-02-26    (125)
農業保險標的擴大 農委會:將納入芒果、水稻、石斑魚
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Recently the extreme winter season caused a sever cold front and made very serious agricultural losses in Taiwan. Scholars asked the government to protect agricultural producti..
 
Analysis of the Effects of Various Irrigation Service Fees for National Irrigation Systems in the Philippines (2733)  2016-02-26    (158)
Fezoil Luz C. Decena[1] [1] Senior Science Research Specialist, Socio-Economics Research Division-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (SERD-PCAARRD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Los Baños, Lagu..
 
Transformation in the Indonesian Agrifood System: Away from Rice (736)  2016-02-23    (188)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture email: tahlim@indo.net.id   INTRODUCTION Current agricultural development policy is heavily focused on rice, despite the f..
 
Countermeasures against the TPP in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Sector (1328)  2016-02-15    (122)
日本農林水產部門加入TPP的因應措施
Dr. Takumi Sakuyama Associate Professor of Trade Policy, Meiji University Explanatory Note for Translation The following is the full translation of “Countermeasures against the TPP in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Sector”, formulated in response to the agreement ..
 
Summary of Farmland Consolidation into Ninaite (707)  2016-02-15    (101)
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan INTRODUCTION Consolidation of farmlands into Ninaite[1] is important challenge for Japanese agriculture, because it can contribute to the improvement of competitiveness of Japanese agriculture in the international marke..
 
Food Security and Vulnerability Atlas (FSVA) of Indonesia in 2015 (965)  2016-02-04    (161)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture   email: tahlim@indo.net.id INTRODUCTION Indonesia has achieved the first element of the Millenium Development Goal (MDG),..
 
Organic Agriculture in Malaysia (6910)  2016-01-30    (318)
Syahrin Suhaimee, Illani Zuraihah Ibrahim and Mohd Amirul Mukmin Abd Wahab Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) e-mail: syahrin@mardi.gov.my INTRODUCTION Increasing awareness on environmental issues and food safety led to the growth and practice of org..
 
The JAS Mark System for Transparency in Beef Production (1055)  2016-01-29    (155)
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan INTRODUCTION Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) is one of the of the greatest food safety concerns among Japanese consumers. The outbreak of BSE-infected cows in September 2001 in Japan awakened consumers’ anxiety abou..
 
The Long Climb towards Achieving the Promises Of the Tree OF Life: A Review of the Philippine Coconut Levy Fund Policies (2128)  2016-01-28    (203)
Princess Alma B. Ani and Albert P. Aquino [1] Socio-Economics Research Division-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (SERD-PCAARRD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines ..
 
Guidelines for Common Foundation of the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) (part 1) (723)  2016-01-25    (160)
Dr. Hisako NOMURA Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University 6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan This topic consists of a power point presentation only. ..
 
Guidelines for Common Foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) (Final) (747)  2016-01-25    (129)
Dr. Hisako NOMURA Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University 6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan This topic consists of a power point presentation only. ..
 
Exploring the Potentials of Coffee Industry in Malaysia (4684)  2016-01-12    (253)
Nor Amna A’liah Mohammad Nor and Mohd Amirul Mukmin Abd. Wahab Economics and Social Science Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) Persiaran MARDI-UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia Email: amna@mardi.gov.my; amirulmukmin@mardi.gov.my..
 
The Effect of Climate Change on Rice Production in Malaysia (2425)  2016-01-11    (232)
Engku Elini Engku Ariff and Stephen Ramsden Economic and Social Science Research Centre, MARDI Headquarters, Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. Correspondent author: eelini@mardi.gov.my Introduction The United Nations Millennium Development goals are to re..
 
New Basic Plan and Policy Review on Securing Stable Food Supply and Food Security in Japan (Part 1: Revision of targets for food self-sufficiency ratio) (2183)  2016-01-04    (168) (159)
日本2015年農業基本計畫就取得穩定糧食供應及糧食安全政策之檢討與修正
Fumihiro Kabuta, Ph.D. Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan Fumihiro Kabuta, Ph.D. Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan   There is the process of reviewing and reassessing basic policies from a mid-te..
 
New Basic Plan and Policy Review on Securing Stable Food Supply and Food Security in Japan (Part 2: Introduction of a new index for food self-sufficiency potential) (1429)  2016-01-04    (185) (139)
日本2015年農業基本計畫就取得穩定糧食供應及糧食安全政策之檢討與修正
Fumihiro Kabuta, Ph.D. Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan II. Introduction of a new index for food self-sufficiency potential With unstable elements impacting global food supply and demand, public opinion polls show that a large percentage of ..
 
New Basic Plan and Policy Review on Securing Stable Food Supply and Food Security in Japan (Final: Establishment of a comprehensive approach to food security incorporating risk management) (2841)  2016-01-04    (160) (150)
日本2015年農業基本計畫就取得穩定糧食供應及糧食安全政策之檢討與修正
Fumihiro Kabuta, Ph.D. Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan   III. Establishment of a comprehensive approach to food security incorporating risk management In the Basic Law on Food, Agriculture, and Rural Areas, the approach to securing..
 
Case Study of Unfair Trade Practices by a Japanese Agricultural Cooperative (1726)  2016-01-01    (171)
日本農協違反公平交易案例探討
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction Japanese agricultural cooperatives serve important functions in the rural community. In addition to agricultural services, they provide several services required in daily life, such as banking and arrange..
 
Main Point of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Biodiversity Strategy Review (836)  2015-12-23    (151)
Dr. Hisako NOMURA Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University 6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan Based on the outcomes of the COP 10, the MAFF reviews the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Biodiversity Strategy (established in July 2007), and p..
 
The Legislative Yuan Passes Third Reading of “Farmers’ Health Insurance Act” Article 5 Amendment (1153)  2015-12-21    (138)
立法院三讀通過「農民健康保險條例」第5條修正案 使農民參加農保之資格條件及審查程序更為周延與務實
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture (COA)   The Legislative Yuan passes third reading of the “Farmers’ Health Insurance Act”, particularly the article..
 
Assessment of Food Security Challenges in Malaysia (3622)  2015-12-14    (251)
Noorlidawati Ab Halim Economic and Social Science Research Centre Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia Introduction Food security is a priority agenda of every Government, and it involves all levels in..
 
Strategies for Facilitating Structural Transformation of Smallholder Farms in Indonesia (981)  2015-12-11    (221)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture, email:tahlim@indo.net.id INTRODUCTION Similar to many other emerging economies, Indonesian agriculture is characterized by a duali..
 
Changes in the Agricultural Labor Force of Thailand and the Impact of the Alien Workers on its Economy (2161)  2015-12-11    (188)
Dr. Kampanat Pensupar1 and Khin Yadanar Oo2 1Department of Agricultural Economics and Resources, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand 10900   2 Center for Applied Economic Research, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand 10900   ..
 
Agricultural Market Liberalization through Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Korea (2201)  2015-12-09    (179)
韓國透過自由貿易協定(FTA)開放農產品市場
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr Traditionally Korea had been pursuing the trade policy focusing on GATT/WTO multilateral ..
 
Development of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Models for Tea, Rice and Vegetables in Vietnam (1263)  2015-12-08    (235) (166)
Dao Bach Khoa*, Nguyen Thi Nhung, Nguyen Van Liem, Nguyen Ba Huy, Hoang Thi Ngan. Plant Protection Research Institute (PPRI), Vietnam Academy of Agriculture Science (VAAS)   E-mail: dbachkhoa@yahoo.com ABSTRACT Elimination of pesticides and heavy metals residues in ag..
 
Producers’ Perceptions of Public Good Agricultural Practices and their Pesticide Use: the Case of MyGAP for Durian Farming in Pahang, Malaysia (1308)  2015-12-08    (261) (169)
Yuichiro Amekawa¹, Ng Chuck Chuan², Linda A. Lumayag³, Tan Guan Huat ¹ School of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan; Present Address: 6-10-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan ² Department of Environmental Science and Management, Universit..
 
Chemometric Approach to the Optimization of HS-SPME/GC-MS for the Determination of Multiclass Pesticide Residues in Fruits and Vegetables (1244)  2015-12-08    (156) (149)
Lukman B. Abdulra’uf  * and Guan H. Tan † Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Pantai Valley, Kuala Lumpur, 50603, Malaysia.   *lbarchem@yahoo.com, †ghtan@um.edu.my (+60379674193) ABSTRACT A Headspace Solid ..
 
THAI Good Agricultural Practice (1861)  2015-12-04    (274) (168)
Roongnapa Korpraditskul1 and Chainarong Ratanakreetakul2 1 Research and Development for Agricultural Commodity Standard Center, Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University, Kamphaengsaen, Nakhonpathom, Thailand 2Department of Plant Pathology Division, Faculty of Agriculture, Kase..
 
Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment in the Philippines: Risk Assessment and Management (2790)  2015-12-03    (242)
Cristina M. Bajet National Crop Protection Center, Crop Protection Cluster University of the Philippines at Los Banos College, Laguna 4031, Philippines email: cmbajet@yahoo.com, cmbajet@uplb.edu.ph   ABSTRACT The Philippines as a developing country and with limite..
 
Current Use of Pesticides in the Agricultural Products of Cambodia (4304)  2015-12-03    (447) (177)
Visarto Preap1 and Kang Sareth2 1,2Department of Plant Protection Sanitary and Phytosanitary, General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA), Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Kingdom of Cambodia   E-mail: preapvisarto777@gmail.com ABSTRACT Pest..
 
Application of Ultrasound Technology for Agricultural Product Improvement and Environmental Renovation (1045)  2015-12-03    (202) (132)
Nakao NOMURA1, Takumi Sasaki2, Kanda Whangchai3, Sarunya Pengphol4 and Niwooti Whangchai5   1Global Commons Organization (Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences), University of Tsukuba, Japan   2Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Universi..
 
Using Sanitizer and Fine bubble Technologies to Enhance Food Safety (2371)  2015-12-03    (199) (143)
Warapa Mahakarnchanakul1, Pitirat Klintham1, Sasitorn Tongchitpakdee1, Wannee Chinsirikul2 1 Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, THAILAND 2 National Metal and Materials Technology Center, National Science and Technolo..
 
Application of Non-Target Analysis by High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry (1591)  2015-12-03    (155) (149)
Chung-Hung Wang1, Yu-Tsung Lee1, Pei-Ling Huang1, Yan-Hwa Chu1 1Product and Process Research Center, Food Industry Research and Development Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan   e-mail: chw14@firdi.org.tw ABSTRACT High-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS)-based non-target..
 
Project for Promoting Korea’s Rural Tourism Utilizing International Students (599)  2015-12-02    (152)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr On September 4th, 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (..
 
KSVS to Host the Asia & Pacific Seed Association (APSA) at Incheon in Korea (763)  2015-12-02    (177)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   On November 24th, 2015, the Korea Seed & Variety Service (KSVS..
 
The Techno Rice: An Industrial Application of Supercritical Fluid Technology in Taiwan (1240)  2015-12-02    (151) (157)
Yi-Jen Liaw Senior Technical Advisor, Taiwan Quality Food (TQF) Association 6F., No. 219, Section 4, Chungu Hsiao East Road, DaAn District, Taipei 10690, Taiwan Email: yjlf@ms22.hinet.net. ABSTRACT Techno Rice, which is the rice treated with the state of the art supercriti..
 
Analysis and Risk Assessment of Pesticides in Korean Agricultural Products (953)  2015-12-02    (170) (142)
Kwang-Geun Lee Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Dongguk University-Seoul, 32, Dongguk-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, 400-820, Republic of Korea   Phone: 82-31-961-5142, E-mail: kwglee@dongguk.edu ABSTRACT The objective of this study w..
 
The Treatment of Agricultural Cooperatives in the Antimonopoly Act in Japan (1511)  2015-11-30    (172)
日本農協在反壟斷法下的處境
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan Introduction The Japanese government provides various forms of legal support for agricultural cooperatives. One of the most substantial considerations is the special treatment in the anti-monopoly policy, whereby agricultural co..
 
The Launch of Taiwan's First Crop Disaster Insurance Policy (1305)  2015-11-30    (160)
農委會力推 全國首張農作物天災保單出爐
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   Source: Council of Agriculture The first crop natural insurance policy has just been recently launched after years of efforts by Taiwan’s Council of Agricu..
 
Strengthening Farmland Quality Building and Management (597)  2015-11-23    (162)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   In recent years, the MoA (Ministry of Agriculture) attached high importance, took effective measures and strengthened its work to achieve remarkable results ..
 
Establishment of Long-Term for Bio-Safely Disposal of Dead Pigs (597)  2015-11-23    (157)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Bio-safety disposal of dead animals is important to sustainable and healthy development of animal husbandry industry, public health and safety, and ecological environme..
 
The State Council published advices on promoting marine fishery’s sustainable and healthy development (1188)  2015-11-23    (157)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China On March 8, 2013, the State Council published Several Advices on Promoting Marine Sustainable and Healthy Development. It is the first time that a state-level marine fi..
 
Remarkable Progress Made in Conservation of Tropical Germplasm Resources (553)  2015-11-23    (129)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Tropical germplasm resources are an important part of biodiversity and the material basis for sustainable development of tropical agriculture. China is rich in germplas..
 
Give Great Impetus to Socialized Services of Agricultural Machinery (1470)  2015-11-23    (183)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China An important part of socialized agricultural services is called, socialized services of agricultural machinery, it means various operation services provided by agricult..
 
Compensation and Reward Mechanism for Grassland Ecological Preservation (633)  2015-11-23    (165)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China In 2013, the mechanism continued to be implemented in 13 provinces and autonomous regions, with greater national investments that totaled 15.946 billion yuan across the..
 
Industrialized Operations of China’s Agriculture (631)  2015-11-23    (172)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Recently, China’s agricultural industrialization maintained a sound momentum of rapid development, with accelerating industrial transition and continuous institut..
 
Agro-processing Industry in China (733)  2015-11-23    (172)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION   China’s agro-processing industry saw a sound momentum of rapid development despite a tough progress in global economic recovery, great..
 
Taiwan and the Philippines sign Agreement on Law Enforcement Cooperation in Fisheries Matters (597)  2015-11-19    (19)
Ronald G. MangubatAfter several rounds of negotiations in the past two years, Taiwan and the Philippines concluded the Agreement Concerning the Facilitation of Cooperation on Law Enforcement in Fisheries Matters on November 5, 2015. The pact was signed in Taipei by Representative Gary Song-huann Lin..
 
Impacts of Natural Disasters on the Paddy Production and its Implications to the Economy (1319)  2015-11-19    (235)
Khairul Hafifi Maidin* , Che Khalijah  Binti Ithnin Mohamad**, and Siti Khalijah Binti Othman**   *Economic and Social Science Research Centre, MARDI Headquarters, Serdang, P.O. Box 12301, 50774 Kuala Lumpur **Faculty Economic and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 4..
 
The Role of Agricultural Cooperatives in Improving Place of Production and Distribution in Korea (868)  2015-11-18    (189)
Kwon, Sung-Ku Professor Dept. of Food Industrial Management Dongguk University Seoul, Korea skkwon@dongguk.edu   ABSTRACT The environment which surrounds agricultural marketing such as various emerging hypermarkets and accelerating free trade have changed rapidly. Korean..
 
Mapping of Agriculture’s Competitiveness Across Provinces in Indonesia (878)  2015-11-18    (299)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture, email:tahlim@indo.net.id Introduction In response to global economic environments, improving the competitiveness of agriculture is..
 
“Rural up!” of Taiwan Got Nominated in the Reimagine Education Award (1348)  2015-11-17    (144)
「大專生洄游農村」入圍全球教學創新獎
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan       The project of “Rural up!” by Council of Agriculture (COA) is moving toward the 5th annual round, and has been attracting universit..
 
The Potential of Urban Farming Technology in Malaysia: Policy Intervention (2665)  2015-11-17    (227)
Rasmuna Mazwan Muhammad and Mohd Rashid Rabu Economic and Social Science Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. INTRODUCTION Urban farming is a cultivation practice where food i..
 
Broiler Industry in Malaysia (5533)  2015-11-09    (199)
Mohd Syauqi N., Mohd Zaffrie M.A., and Hasnul H.I. Economic and Social Science Research Centre MARDI Headquarters Persiaran MARDI-UPM 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia Email : syauqi@mardi.gov.my Introduction Broiler meat is a primary protein source for the majority of Mal..
 
Introduction of Hessare Fruit Secondary Marketing Organization in Korea (838)  2015-11-06    (187)
Sung-Ki Ahn CEO Hessare Fruit Secondary Marketing Organization Chungchengbuk-do (province) Eumseong-gun (county), Korea Translated by English by Sung-Jae Chun (Public Service Advocate of Korea) (This file is only available in ppt format.) ..
 
The Development and Future Direction of Malaysia’s Livestock Industry (5935)  2015-10-30    (224)
Nor Amna A’liah Mohammad Nor and Mohamad Hifzan Rosali Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Persiaran MARDI-UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. e-mail: amna@mardi.gov.my; hifzan@mardi.gov.my Introduction Malaysia’s livestock industry ..
 
The Beef Traceability System in Japan (2011)  2015-10-30    (185)
日本牛肉的追朔系統
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction Japan has a strict traceability system for beef products. Using a unique identification number labeled on a beef product, consumers can get detailed information on the beef cow from which the beef product..
 
Overview of the Biomass Business Strategy (952)  2015-10-27    (172)
Dr. Hisako Nomura Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, 6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8581 Japan Promotion-of commercialization by the selection and concentration of technology and biomass Basic concept ○ In response to the earthquake, and nucle..
 
Evaluation of Marketing Efficiency and Development Strategies of Cooperative’s Food Distribution Centers (1800)  2015-10-22    (190) (199)
運銷效率之評估與韓國農協食品配送中心之發展策略
Dong Hwan Kim Professor Department of International Trade and Marketing Anyang University Anyang City, Korea dhkim@anyang.ac.kr CONTENTS   I.    Introduction II.   Agricultural Marketing System and Situation of Cooperative’s ..
 
The Concept of Economy of Scale in Agricultural Extension Program of Thailand (1411)  2015-10-16    (210)
Kampanat Pensupar1Abstract Thailand’s agricultural sector is made up of small-scale land holding farmers which is 90% of the farm population with less than 1 rai (0.16ha). This is according to the Land Reform Network of Thailand. The high proportion of small-holder farmers  contribut t..
 
Creating Attractive Rural Areas -To make a society where people come and go between urban and rural areas (1694)  2015-10-15    (166)
創造迷人的鄉村--日本推動城市與鄉村居民的交流
Mari Izumi Visiting Researcher JC General Research Insitute   This article translated from Japanese to English the final report of the committee for the development of active rural areas which was submitted to the Japanese government Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisher..
 
Creating a National Food Cluster in Korea (2002)  2015-10-12    (160)
韓國創設全國食品產業專區
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr The Korean National Food Cluster Project (FOODPOLIS) is to make a food indust..
 
An Impact of Korea's TPP Participation on Its Agricultural Sector (2004)  2015-10-12    (195)
韓國加入TPP對其農業部門之影響
 Byoung-Hoon Lee Assistance Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics The Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea Email: bhleeok@kangwon.ac.kr   Jeong-Bin Im (Corresponding Author) Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Ru..
 
Agricultural Insurance in China Takes off with Government Support (1364)  2015-10-12    (203)
Zhen Zhong, Assistant Professor Manni Huang, PH.D Candidate School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction Agricultural insurance plays an important role in stabilizing farmers’ income and stimulating investments in agricul..
 
Guidance on Improvement of Rural Residential Environment of the State Council General Office (939)  2015-10-12    (151)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Introduction In recent years, different regions and departments strictly implement the decisions and arrangements of the CPC (Communist of Party of ..
 
Agricultural Cooperatives’ Pooling Operations to Improve Marketing Efficiency in Korea (1063)  2015-10-08    (187) (162)
Chun-Kwon Yoo Agricultural Economy and Trade Research Team Future Strategy Department National Agricultural Cooperative Fedefration, Seoul, Korea E-mail: chkyoo@nonghyup.com   ABSTRACT Agricultural cooperatives’ marketing business, especially on a pool basis..
 
The Role of Farmers Owned Enterprises to Promote an Efficient Marketing of Agricultural products in Indonesia (1113)  2015-10-08    (198) (181)
Kurnia Suci Indraningsih Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies Jl. A. Yani 70 Bogor-16161, West Java, Indonesia   Email: kurniasuci@yahoo.com ABSTRACT The goal of Indonesian agricultural development is to increase the welfare of farmers a..
 
Roles of Cooperative Movement as Middlemen to Increase the Efficiency of Agricultural Marketing in Malaysia (3580)  2015-10-08    (199) (192)
Syahrin Suhaimee, Noorlidawati Ab Halim, Mohd Hafizudin Zakaria, Mohd Syauqi Nazmi, Rawaida Rusli and Rozhan Abu Dardak Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Serdang, Malaysia   e-mail: syahrin@mardi.gov.my   ABSTRACT This paper a..
 
Successful Cases of Agricultural Cooperatives Marketing Activities for Improving Marketing Efficiency in Thailand (1862)  2015-10-08    (202) (194)
Borworn Tanrattanaphong Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart Uinversity Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand   E-mail address: c_cristiano@hotmail.com, fecobwt@ku.ac.th ABSTRACT The cooperative movement has played a major..
 
Changing Economic Performance of Japan’s Agricultural Cooperatives (1055)  2015-10-08    (194) (292)
Dr. Yoshihisa Godo* Meiji Gakuin University, Japan E-mail: godo@eco.meijigakuin.ac.jp   ABSTRACT Japan has a unique system of agricultural cooperatives, known as JA. This study presents the updated estimates of JA’s share in the agricultural input and outp..
 
Cooperative Movement in the Supply Chain of Agricultural Products: Way Forwards (2410)  2015-10-07    (177) (176)
Rozhan Abu Dardak Economics and Social Science Research Centre, The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43300 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia e-mail: rozhan@mardi.gov.my ABSTRACT Agriculture is one of importance sectors in ev..
 
Current Situation and prospects of Cooperatives in Vietnam’s Agricultural Sector (1960)  2015-10-07    (201) (158)
Nguyen Thi Tan Loc and Ngo Thu Hang Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute, Vietnam Email: nguyen.thi.tan.loc@gmail.com, nt.hang04@gmail.com ABSTRACT Currently, there are 18,638 existing cooperatives in Vietnam. Of these, 10,204 cooperatives are into agriculture and fishery. The e..
 
Improving Marketing Efficiency through Agricultural Cooperatives: Successful Cases in the Philippines (3938)  2015-10-07    (224) (205)
Zenaida M. Sumalde and Karen P. Quilloy Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Baños College, Laguna, Philippines 4031 e-mail: zcm.sumalde@gmail.com; karenquilloy@gmail.com   ..
 
The Function of Farmers’ Associations in Improving the Efficiency of Agricultural Products Marketing – A Case Study of Taiwanese Mangoes (1080)  2015-10-07    (188) (186)
Su, Mao-Hsiang Agriculture and Food Agency Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan  Chief Secretary,Nantou,Taiwan,R.O.C. E-mail:sums@mail.afa.gov.tw ABSTRACT In the past, the price of Taiwanese mangoes was often low due to abundant production. In recent years, the g..
 
The Impact of Agricultural Cooperatives on Agricultural Marketing: Taiwan's Experience (1146)  2015-10-06    (191) (153)
Chen, Cheng-Wei National Taiwan University, Associate Professor No. 1, Roosevelt Rt., Sec. 4, Taipei 10617, Taiwan Email: cwchen@ntu.edu.tw ABSTRACT   Original agricultural marketing channel is from farmer through middleman shipping to consumers.  The middle..
 
A new vision of growth for the beef industry and the expected roles of agricultural cooperatives in Hokkaido, Japan (1144)  2015-10-06    (190) (216)
Hiroshi Takahashi, Journalist Bridge International Inc 1F., 1-10-1, Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo 102-0072 Japan Email: Biitokyo@yahoo.co.jp ABSTRACT The livestock producers in Japan continued to be exposed to the wave of the free trade such as TPP (Trans-Pacific Partn..
 
Tax Refund Program for Food Expenditures (889)  2015-09-30    (183)
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan Introduction The Japanese tax system employs a general indirect tax known as the Consumption Tax (CT). Currently, a CT of 8% is charged in the sale of all commodities and services. However, the CT rate is scheduled to increase t..
 
The New Era of Crop Natural Disaster Insurance: The Pilot of Top-grafting Sand Pears (1419)  2015-09-30    (199)
農委會試辦高接梨農作物保險 開啟農作物天然災害保險新紀元
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture http://www.coa.gov.tw/show_news.php?cat=show_news&serial=coa_diamond_20150923185537    The Council of Agriculture (COA) has s..
 
Clever Use of Fiscal Fund to Attract Capital to Agriculture (747)  2015-09-23    (191)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction  “A Notice on Promoting Financial Support and Service in Modern Agricultural Development” (the Notice) had been issued by the Ministry..
 
Notice on the Ministry of Agriculture’ Strengthening the Supervision Work of Live Sheep Trans-provincial Transportation (781)  2015-09-23    (175)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction Peste des petits ruminants, also known as sheep sickness or small ruminant animal plague, is caused by small ruminants virus. It is highly contagious a..
 
Promoting the registration of rural land contract and the multi-significant functions of management right (874)  2015-09-23    (218)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction The registration of rural land contract and management right is a basic job of affirming and protecting rural land contract and management right of far..
 
Policy Content and the Status of China’s Policy-oriented Agricultural Insurance (1225)  2015-09-23    (191)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Introduction For decades, China's policy-oriented agricultural insurance (POAI) experienced a tortuous course of development. After 2004, the central..
 
The Dynamic Evolution of China’s Environment Policy (1100)  2015-09-23    (164)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction Environmental protection has become one of the world’s most heated topics since the 21th century. As the world’s biggest developing country..
 
Policies Review on Urban and Rural Household Registration System Reform in China (1244)  2015-09-23    (152)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction Historically, China’s urban and rural household registration system is the inevitable choice under the policy of heavy industry priority developm..
 
Dairy Sector in Malaysia: A Review of Policies and Programs (8093)  2015-09-21    (242)
Rachel Mei Lin Sim and Chubashini Suntharalingam Economics and Social Science Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Persiaran MARDI-UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia Email: chuba@mardi.gov.my   Introduction Malaysia rel..
 
A Report for Introduction of Renewable Energy in Rural Areas (1409)  2015-09-04    (206)
Dr. Yoshiaki Iiguni Professor Multidisciplinary Cluster, Kuroshio Science Kochi University 2-5-1, Akebono-cho, 780-8520 Kochi Japan During the Great East Japan Earthquake, atomic power generation has been destroyed by Tsunami and lots of radioactive substances have been spread over ..
 
The Status and Measures for Industrialization of Agricultural Technology in Taiwan (1731)  2015-09-04    (154)
臺灣推動農業雲之作法與現況
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   Traditionally, agricultural production is highly dependent on the natural environment conditions and weather conditions. The progress of agriculture has been mainly ..
 
Recent Policy Development and Agricultural Support Estimate in Indonesia (1606)  2015-09-04    (244)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture,   email: tahlim@indo.net.id Introduction Indonesia’s agricultural policy is shaped by its Food Law of 2012 and a s..
 
Vietnam’s Strategy on Forestry Development for 2006-2020 (898)  2015-09-01    (206)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16- Thuy Khue Street- Hanoi- Vietnam   Decision No. 18/2007/QD-TTg, 10 June 2007 of the Prime Minister ratifying Vietnam forest development strategy for 2006-20..
 
Law on Forest Protection and Development in Vietnam (995)  2015-09-01    (198)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16- Thuy Khue Street- Hanoi- Vietnam     Law on Forest Protection and Development in 1991, in 2004, Decree No. 23/2006/ND-CP, 3 March 2006 on implement..
 
Forest Allocation Policy in Vietnam (677)  2015-09-01    (188)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16- Thuy Khue Street- Hanoi- Vietnam Decree No. 02/CP, dated 15 January 1994, of the Government on allocation of forest land to organizations, households and individ..
 
Targets, Tasks, Policies and Organization of the Project on Planting 5 Million hectares of Froests (696)  2015-09-01    (179)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16- Thuy Khue Street- Hanoi- Vietnam Decision No. 661/QD-TTg, 29 July 1998 of the Prime Minister on objectives, policies and implementation arrangement of the 5 mill..
 
Vietnam’s Policies on Agricultural Restructuring (1206)  2015-09-01    (241)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang and Dinh Bao Linh (MA)[1] Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16- Thuy Khue Street- Hanoi- Vietnam [1]  Deputy director of the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture an..
 
Review of Vietnam Forestry Policies (1085)  2015-09-01    (212)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16- Thuy Khue Street- Hanoi- Vietnam Introduction The forestry sector is a specific sector, which has an important role in economic development, social sec..
 
Benefits and Obligations of Households and Individuals When They are Allocated, Leased or Contracted with Forests and Forestry Land in Vietnam (746)  2015-09-01    (182)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16- Thuy Khue Street- Hanoi- Vietnam   Decision No 178/2001 / QD-TTg of the Prime Minister on the benefits and obligations of households and individuals whe..
 
Saving 624.1 billion Korean won by Improvement Plans for the Distribution of Agricultural Products - Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Announces 3rd year Supplementary Plans for Improvement Measures on the Distribution of Agricultural Products- (2455)  2015-09-01    (179)
韓國農產品通路改善措施 第3年補充方案簡介
Sung-Jae Chun Public-Service Advocate of Korea This article is news lease of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Republic of Korea which was distributed on June 11, 2015. http://www.mafra.go.kr/list.jsp   1. Progress O  Comprehensive Plan f..
 
An Active Promotion of Crop Natural Disaster Insurance by Council of Agriculture for Shifting Farmers’ Operation Risks (1774)  2015-09-01    (226)
輔導農民移轉農業經營風險,農委會積極推動農作物天然災害保險
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   Source: Council of Agriculture http://www.coa.gov.tw/show_news.php?cat=show_news&serial=coa_diamond_20150811171409   Taiwan’s Council of A..
 
Guidance to Improve Rural Living Environment of the State Council (777)  2015-08-28    (186)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction In recent years, local governments have sincerely implemented the decisions and arrangements of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the ..
 
Three Schemes of Land Reform has been Shaping (830)  2015-08-28    (199)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction On September 29, 2014, the central leading group for comprehensive reform held the fifth meeting, and reviewed the schemes that called “About lea..
 
China’s Excessive Food Production and its Social Costs (852)  2015-08-28    (211)
Zhen Zhong, Assistant Professor Fengtian Zheng, Professor   School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction The Chinese proverb “food is what matters to the people” has greatly influenced China’s food pr..
 
Guidance of State Council on the Promotion of Household Registration Reform Relevant to Agricultural Labor Force (742)  2015-08-27    (170)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction Household Registration System, forming in the planned economy era, has become a major obstacle to society’s development. In the era of mass migra..
 
Some Guiding Points about the Development of Financing Service of Agriculture, Farmers and Rural Area Issues (787)  2015-08-27    (189)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION Agricultural finance is an important part of the Chinese financial system, which supports and serves the development of agriculture issues, farmers and..
 
The Three Stages of GM Policy Change in China (759)  2015-08-27    (185)
Zhen Zhong, Assistant Professor Kejia Hu, PH.D. candidate School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction China is the first country to plant commercial GM (genetically modified) crops in world: China began to plant GM tobacco of ..
 
Pension Policies in Rural China: 1986-2014 (822)  2015-08-27    (204)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Introduction Since ancient times, family support for the elderly has been a traditional pension pattern. With the gradual disintegration of the peasant e..
 
Agricultural Direct Payment Policy in Taiwan (994)  2015-08-19    (214)
Chen-Te Huang Department of Planning, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan,The Republic of China E-mail: cchuang@mail.coa.gov.tw   Current policies related to Direct Payment The Direct Payments in Taiwan are basically complied with the norm in Annex 2 of the Agreeme..
 
Competitiveness of the Mushroom Industry in Malaysia (3978)  2015-08-19    (249)
菇蕈產業在馬來西亞的競爭力
Mohd Zaffrie Mat Amin and Azahar Harun Economic and Social Science Research Centre,  MARDI Headquarters, Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia INTRODUCTION Mushrooms have been identified as one of the high-value commodities under Malaysia's National Agro-..
 
Miracle Project to Promote Rice Consumption for Young Generation (970)  2015-08-17    (192)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr On July 20, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) annou..
 
Managing Food Insecurity Risks in Indonesia (2229)  2015-08-12    (246)
印尼糧食不安全風險的管理
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture, email: tahlim@indo.net.id Introduction Many recent concerns about food security focus on unpredictable but shorter-lived threats t..
 
Strategies to Strengthen Livestock Industry in Malaysia (7333)  2015-07-29    (249)
Fadhilah Annaim Huda Hashim Economic and Social Science Research Centre Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) Persiaran MARDI-UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia fahuda@mardi.gov.my   Introduction Livestock is a very important industry as ..
 
External Audit System of Japanese Agricultural Cooperatives (1822)  2015-07-28    (212)
日本農協的外部稽核系統
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan INTRODUCTION The system of agricultural cooperatives, known as the JA Group, plays a pivotal role in the structure and economics of Japan’s agricultural sector1 Although there is no legal requirement to join the JA Group, ..
 
Problems and Solutions of Farmers’ Retirement System in China (1003)  2015-07-24    (229)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION This article focuses on the problems of lost-land farmers’ retirement system. Some problems in farmer’s retirement system are discussed, wh..
 
Guidelines on Land Management Rights and Development of Agricultural Scale Management (1237)  2015-07-24    (222)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION Recently, the central government issued “The Opinion of the Orderly Circulation of Land Management Rights in Rural and Developing the Agricultura..
 
Building Agricultural Disaster Insurance System Needs Depth Participation of Government (1065)  2015-07-24    (228)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION Agricultural insurance is one of the most effective ways to settle the agricultural risk diversification question around the world. It is also one of t..
 
The Reviews of Land Trust Practices and its Guarantee of Agricultural Households Income (1131)  2015-07-24    (215)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   INTRODUCTION Based on the Chinese basic national conditions about population and farmland, rural household contract management makes the fragmentation of..
 
Large-Quantity Frozen Pork Imports to Hurt the Domestic Price (783)  2015-07-23    (223)
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture www.coa.gov.tw/show_news.php?cat=show_news&serial=coa_diamond_20150501153114     According to a media report regar..
 
The Korea National College of Agriculture and Fisheries (KNCAF): Developing Professional Farmers (1364)  2015-07-20    (260)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr Overview of KNCAF The Korea National College of Agriculture and Fisheries..
 
Grand Strategy of Agricultural Development 2015-2045: Sustainable Agricultural-Bioindustry as Solution to Future Development in Indonesia (1437)  2015-07-16    (277)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture, email:tahlim@indo.net.id INTRODUCTION Grand Strategy of Agricultural Development (GSAD) 2015-2045  is formulated as part of the constit..
 
A Review of Outcomes of “Cross-Strait Joint Quarantine Inspection of Agri-Products” (1912)  2015-07-13    (21)
「海峽兩岸農產品檢疫檢驗合作協議」簽署5年 雙方合作再上一層樓
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture http://www.coa.gov.tw/show_news.php?cat=show_news&serial=coa_diamond_20150610195329   The five-year efforts based on the agreement o..
 
Administrative Measures for Food Recalls (956)  2015-07-08    (202)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   INTRODUCTION Food recall management measures enacted to strengthen the supervision of most agricultural products. This will greatly enhance the overall q..
 
Regulation on the Prevention and Control of Pollution from Large-scale Breeding of Livestock and Poultry (1166)  2015-07-08    (207)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION This Regulation is to prevent and control pollution from livestock and poultry breeding, boost the comprehensive utilization and harmless treatment of ..
 
Recovery and Development of the Poultry Industry by Increasing Credit Support (1033)  2015-07-08    (232)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION Ever since the first case of human detection of the H7N9 disease, the poultry industry has suffered huge losses and potential troubles have been inlaid..
 
Measures for the Administration of the Agricultural Comprehensive Development Projects Financed by Loans of the Asian Development Bank (1016)  2015-07-08    (193)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION For purposes of strengthening the administration of the agricultural comprehensive development projects financed by loans of the Asian Development Bank..
 
Review and Analysis of Agricultural Natural Disaster Relief System (1372)  2015-07-06    (246)
Dr. Yang, Min-Hsien   Professor at Department of International Trade,   Feng Chia University, Taiwan Introduction The agricultural industry is highly risky. It is risky because the unpredictable weather conditions and recent climate changes cause unstab..
 
COA Announced Special Project Loans for Young Farmers (1672)  2015-07-02    (226)
農委會宣布專案青農創業貸款最高500萬3年零利率
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Minister Bao-ji Chen of Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan (COA) participated in a workshop meeting with young farmers in the central area (Taichung, Changwha, Nantou) on Ju..
 
Gap between Consumers and Producers via “Agri-product Business Inquiry” Launched (1586)  2015-07-02    (218)
拉近消費者與生產者距離 「農產品經營業者查詢專區」
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture How can consumers get information regarding product sources? To close the gap between consumers and producers, the Council of Agriculture..
 
A Review of Food Nutrition Labeling in Japan (3269)  2015-06-29    (236)
由日本食品標籤看其營養標示制度
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan INTRODUCTION For years, food nutrition labeling had not been compulsory in Japan. In response to consumers’ increasing concerns about food safety, however, the Japanese government, which many perceive as the slowest among ..
 
TPP and Agricultural Reform under the Abe Administration (1296)  2015-06-25    (248)
Dr. Masayoshi Honma Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics The University of Tokyo, Japnan Last September 15 and 16 Japanese Professor Masayoshi Honma, a world famous agricultural economist, delivered his lecture on the “Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Under the Abe Admini..
 
Restructuring Crop Production In Vietnam (1373)  2015-06-23    (227)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang and Nguyen Le Hoa    Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural development of Vietnam On June 10, 2013, the Prime Minister of Vietnam issued Decision No. 899/QD-TTg approving the restructuring of agriculture and rural development towards..
 
Policies in Vietnam’s Tea Industry (2197)  2015-06-23    (230)
越南的茶產業政策
Dr. Tran Cong Thang and Nguyen Le Hoa  Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural development of Vietnam Major issues of the tea sector in Vietnam   Nowadays, Vietnam is considered to be one of the cradles of the world’s best tea. Since the beginnin..
 
Institutional Perspective in Supply Chain Management: The Cases of Abaca, Vegetable and Bamboo Supply Chains in the Philippines (2421)  2015-06-18    (250)
Ernesto O. Brown, Albert P. Aquino, Rocalyn C. Gayagay, Christian L. Abeleda, and Jennifer C. Puntanar[1] [1] Assistant Director and Supervising Science Research Specialist, Chief Science Research Specialist, Science Research Analyst, and Science Research Specialists, resp..
 
Korean Policy for Enhancing Agricultural Productivity (1708)  2015-06-17    (236)
韓國提升農業生產力政策
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr During the 1960s, in the early stage of economic development in Korea, famine..
 
Overview of Rural Development Administration (RDA) (2048)  2015-06-17    (219)
韓國農村振興廳簡介
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr The Korean Rural Development Administration (RDA) has played a vital role in ..
 
Strategic Direction in Developing Taiwan’s Innovative Agriculture (3159)  2015-06-10    (230)
臺灣發展創新農業之策略方向
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan The development of innovative agriculture is a mainstream strategy towards the enchancement of overall competitiveness under the globalization of free economies. It is critical..
 
Needs and Potential for Rural Youth Development in Lao PDR (1110)  2015-06-09    (245) (215)
Mr. Soudchay NHOUYVANISVONG, Director International Cooperation Division, Department of Planning and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR   NEEDS AND POTENTIAL  FOR RURAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT IN LAO PDR ..
 
Acts to Protect Names of Designated Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products and Foodstuffs (Summary) (970)  2015-06-09    (220)
Dr. Hisako NOMURA Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University 6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan Purpose The Japanese government enacts Geographical Indication (GI) protection legislation which registers agricultural, forestry and fishery produc..
 
Policy on Land For Agriculture Projects in Malaysia for the Young Agropreneur through Blue Ocean Strategy (2938)  2015-06-09    (271) (220)
Mohd Arif bin Adenan, Darshini Subramaniam & Shafril Izham bin Mohd Aminudin Young Agropreneur & National Blue Ocean Strategy Unit Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Malaysia 1.1   Background Youth involvement in the agriculture sector has been t..
 
Technology Transfer for Young Generation Entrepreneur Through MARDI Youth Agropreneur Programme (2423)  2015-06-09    (232) (204)
Khairul Asfamawi Khulidin Youth Agropreneur Programme Technology Promotion and Development Centre, MARDI Headquaters Persiaran MARDI – UPM 43400 Serdang SELANGOR Malaysia ABSTRACT MARDI is resolute in its efforts to develop appropriate, efficient and viable t..
 
Farmland Policies for Young Generation in Myanmar: Purchasing and Leasing (1789)  2015-06-09    (287) (253)
Dr. Mar Mar Kyu Dept. of Agronomy, Yezin Agricultural University, Myanmar   (mmarkyu@gmail.com)   ABSTRACT Myanmar is an agriculture country and its economy is based on agriculture. Agriculture sector contributes 23 % of GDP; 20 % of total export earnings..
 
Farm Land Policy and Financing Program for Young Generation in the Philippines (8294)  2015-06-09    (239) (219)
Marilyn M. Elauria, Ph.D. Email address: lynneelauria@yahoo.com, mmelauria@up.edu.ph ABSTRACT  The Philippines is basically an agricultural country with about 30 per cent of the total land area of the country cultivated by almost 5 million farmers. However farm area devoted to ag..
 
Farmland –Access Policy for Young Farmers and New Entrants (1266)  2015-06-09    (241)
Sen-Tyan LIN Professor, Department of Law, School of Humanities and Social Science, Kainan University, Taiwan e-mail: stlin2010@mail.knu.edu.tw ABSTRACT Farmland access problems faced by the young generation of farmers have recently become problematic. To address this issu..
 
The Restructuring Policy of Agro-Manpower and Farmland in Taiwan, R.O.C. (1035)  2015-06-09    (242) (211)
Chen-Te Huang Department of Planning, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, The Republic of China E-mail: cchuang@mail.coa.gov.tw ABSTRACT The average farm size was 1.03 hectare and only 21.7% of the farm households had a farm size with area more than 1 hectare in Taiwan..
 
New Farmer Development in Agricultural Land Reform Area in Thailand (1244)  2015-06-09    (241) (196)
Mr. Mekdum Winai, Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO), Bangkok, Thailand email: winai2306@hotmail.com    New Farmer Development Project ABSTRACT Thailand is located in suitable climate and geography that enable to perform various agricultural activities. H..
 
Family Farming and Farmland Policy in Vietnam: Current Situation and Perspective (2230)  2015-06-09    (256) (217)
Dao The Anh1, and Nguyen Dang Minh Chanh1 1 Center of Agrarian Systems Research and Development (CASRAD), Field Crop Research Institute (FCRI), Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS)   ABSTRACT The surveyed results showed that Vietnam's 2003 Land Law still im..
 
Entrepreneurship Development Policy in Malaysia (5362)  2015-06-08    (215)
Nor Amna A’liah Mohammad Nor Economic and Social Science  Research Centre, MARDI, Persiaran MARDI-UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.   Introduction Entrepreneurship is one of the main drivers of economic growth in which it creates wealth, innovation and technolo..
 
Succession of Farmlands to Non-Family Successors: Options for the Young Generation of Farmers (1007)  2015-06-08    (240) (196)
Tasuku Nagatani (Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University) Email: nagatani@kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp   ABSTRACT Faced with the continuing shortage of farm successors in aging farming households in Japan, the farm succession to non-family members draws significant attention a..
 
The Aging of Agriculture and the Income Instability of Young Farmers in Korea (1134)  2015-06-08    (232) (225)
Taeho Lee aglee@snu.ac.kr ABSTRACT One of the biggest problems of Korean agriculture is the aging of farmers. Only 14.8% (173,622) of all farms (1,177,318) have operators whose age is less than 50. Although the government has tried to substitute younger farmers for older farmers, the ..
 
Farmland Bank and Young Generation of Farmers in Korea (1934)  2015-06-08    (243) (204)
韓國農地銀行與青年農民培育
Yim, Kyung-an Korea Rural Community Corporation E-mail: yimka@ekr.or.kr ABSTRACT Farmland Bank Program includes the following; Farmland Scale-up Project for strengthening agricultural competitiveness, Farm Household Revival Program Project aiming for revitalization of farm househo..
 
Farmland Policy in Indonesia for Young Generation (1650)  2015-06-04    (233) (219)
Syahyuti Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio-Economy and Policy Studies Indonesia Agency for Agricultural Research and Development Ministry of Agriculture Abstract Indonesia constitutes an agricultural country; therefore, the government has issued a policy concerning land, wh..
 
Land Concentration and Land Market in Japan: An International Perspective (1455)  2015-06-04    (254) (229)
►Shinsaku Nakajima Meiji University, 1-1-1, Higashimita, Tama-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 214-8571, Japan e-mail: anakajim@meiji.ac.jp ABSTRACT This paper reviews theories, current conditions, and barriers of liquidization and concentration of farmland in Japan and discusses perspectiv..
 
Subsidy Policy Evolution to Chemical Fertilizers and Management Information System Processing in Taiwan (2952)  2015-06-03    (217)
臺灣化學肥料補貼政策演變與資訊管理系統作業
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan    I.  Introduction Fertilizers are necessary inputs to agricultural production. Particularly, chemical fertilizers have led an effective and fast food produ..
 
The Price Stabilization Program for Mixed Forage (1092)  2015-06-01    (233)
Yoshihisa Godo, Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan (A subsidy program for protecting livestock farmers from a sharp rise in feeding costs:) 1.      Introduction Japan does not have an advantage in the production of feeding crops because of its ..
 
Safety Management of Agricultural Products in Taiwan (2020)  2015-05-22    (234)
臺灣強化農產品安全管理之作法與現況
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I. Enhance Safety Management 1. Promotion of GAP certified safe fruits and vegetables: There were 2,127 GAP listed agricultural production and sales groups at the end o..
 
Agricultural Development Region (農業振興地域制度) in Korea (1781)  2015-05-21    (220)
韓國農業振興地域制度介紹
CHAE Gwang-suk (Researcher at Korea Rural Economic Institute) Translated into English by Sung-Jae Chun (Public Service Advocate of Korea) 1. Changes in policies regarding agricultural perpetuation The progress of urbanization and industrialization due to economic de..
 
Korea-China FTA Business Plaza 2015 (1191)  2015-05-18    (233)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) and the Korean Fo..
 
Thailand Government’s Preparation for Drought in 2015 (1738)  2015-05-14    (236)
Dr. Kampanat Pensupar1 and Khin Yadanar Oo2 1Department of Agricultural Economics and Resources, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand 2 Center for Applied Economic Research, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand Thailand, being one of the world’s b..
 
Prospects and Policy Review of seaweed as a High-Value Commodity in Malaysia (2568)  2015-05-13    (227)
Suhana Safari Economic and Social Science Research Centre Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) Persiaran MARDI-UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia suhanasafari@mardi.gov.my INTRODUCTION In the Malaysian National Agro-Food Policy (2011-2020) (NAP4)..
 
Recent Implementations in Promoting Local Production and Local Consumption of Taiwanese Food (2018)  2015-05-12    (214)
臺灣農糧產品地產地消之執行成果
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan For the past few years, consumers have been paying attention to food security and the logistics of food distributions from farm sources.. This emerging consumer trend encourage..
 
Taiwan's Active Participation in AARDO Meeting Gains Merits (945)  2015-05-08    (203)
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Mei-Chen Lo, Assistant Professor, National United University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taiwan Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) recently participated in the 18th general conventio..
 
Government Sets Up Agricultural Food Safety Services Zone to Clarify Food Safety Rumors on the Internet (929)  2015-05-06    (216)
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Mei-Chen Lo, Assistant Professor, National United University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taiwan It is true that Eating more hormone ripening pineapple could cause sickness, using potions could has..
 
The Council of Agriculture (COA) Strengthens Ranch Sources Management to Facilitate Egg Hygiene and Safety Control Mechanism (1006)  2015-05-06    (24)
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Mei-Chen Lo, Assistant Professor, National United University, Taiwan Regarding health & safety in the labeling of commercial eggs, COA will strengthen management at the source side of livestock farms and coordinate with Health and Welfa..
 
Japanese Officials Request Restraint over Taiwan Government's Decision on Food Imports (1051)  2015-05-06    (218)
The Interchange Association, Japan’s de facto embassy in Taiwan, has called on the Taiwan government to cancel its plans to tighten regulations on Japanese food imports right after the Executive Yuan recently declared that it will launch the measure on schedule. According to Joseph Yeh ..
 
Relevant Tax Policies to Support the Development of Rural Finance (922)  2015-05-05    (225)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction: To continue supporting the development of rural finance and resolve the difficulty of farmers in obtaining loans, upon the approval of the State Council, ..
 
Pre-tax Deduction of Financial Enterprises' Loss Reserves for Agriculture-related Loans and Loans for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (919)  2015-05-05    (256)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction: In accordance with the relevant provisions of the Enterprise Income Tax Law of the People's Republic of China and the Regulation o..
 
Guidelines for Strengthening Supervision and Administration of the Building of the Mechanism of Financial Services for “Agriculture, Farmers, and Rural Areas” by Rural Commercial Banks (910)  2015-05-05    (200)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction: Recently, the Chinese government attaches great game importance to rural financial policy. This notice will strengthen the rural commercial banks&rsquo..
 
Agricultural Government Scholarships for High-quality Taiwanese Agricultural Talents (913)  2015-05-04    (235)
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan The Council of Agriculture (COA) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) are jointly studying ways on how to minimize the gap of academia and industry in the agricultural sector in..
 
Policy Analysis of Implementation on "Small Landlord Big Tenant" in Taiwan (1243)  2015-05-04    (242)
  Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I. Background Taiwan is a densely populated country. The total size of its farmland is around 0.8 million hectares. The number of farm households is abou..
 
Japanese Agricultural Policy Reform after FT 2014 (Part 3) (1140)  2015-04-28    (252)
Yoshiaki Iiguni Multidisciplinary Cluster, Kuroshio Science, Kochi University   Introduction This is the English translation of the second half of a pamphlet entitled “New Policy for Agriculture and Rural Areas is beginning!! : 4 reforms ” issued by the government..
 
Health and Medical Services of Japanese Agricultural Cooperatives (1170)  2015-04-27    (273)
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction Farmers are exposed to the risk of injury from the misuse of agricultural machinery and occupational diseases such as poisoning from agricultural chemicals. In addition, the percentage of the aged, who ..
 
Application of Digital Survey Tools (Mobile Carrier) to Investigate the Major Crop Production Area (1842)  2015-04-21    (226)
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   I. Policy purposes   1. Improve artificial visual ways of investigating crop farming area in order to reduce bias caused by human factors on survey find..
 
The Joint Inspection on Rice Products Activated by Agriculture and Food Agency and Ministry of Health and Welfare (1154)  2015-04-20    (245)
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA) will conduct joint inspections on rice products in Taiwan twice a year in coordination with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),..
 
Strategic Plan of Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture: 2015-2019 (4877)  2015-04-20    (337)
Iqbal Rafani Researcher,Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia Email: iqbalrafani@yahoo.com and iqbalrafani@gmail.com   Background The Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has released the ..
 
Malaysia's Edible Bird Nest (EBN) Industry (4133)  2015-04-17    (243)
Mohd Rashid Rabu and Mohd Syauqi Mohd Nazmi Economic and Technology Management Centre, MARDI, Head Quarters   Introduction Edible bird's nests (EBN) are bird nests made from the saliva of swift. It is particularly prized in Chinese culture due to their rarity and supp..
 
Taiwan’s Health Ministry Declares New Food Import Rules (1003)  2015-04-17    (234)
  Starting May 15, Taiwan’s Ministry of Health (MHW) has set new regulations for Japanese food imports. The MHW announcement emphasized that imported Japanese food products must carry documents and radiation residue results issued by the Japanese government, agencies approved by th..
 
Korea Government Supports Agricultural Research Centers for Developing Core Technology and Nurturing Experts in University (1138)  2015-04-15    (248)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   On February 12, 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural ..
 
Action Plans for Making Agriculture as a Future Growing Industry in Korea (2411)  2015-04-15    (267)
韓國聚焦農業之未來成長產業化
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Ru..
 
Massive Yield Drop of China’s Super Hybrid Rice (1726)  2015-04-14    (287)
  In the 1990s, China launched an initiative to cultivate a super high-yield hybrid rice in an effort to feed 20% of the world population with only 7% of its arable lands. Yuan Longpin, an agricultural scientist and educator, was designated as leader of the research team.  Under Yua..
 
Council of Agriculture to Amend the Law Preventing Market Speculations on Farmlands (2619)  2015-04-14    (242)
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Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan     The current real estate market in Taiwan has turned its spotlight to the farmland sector. Expected superior return encourages more and more speculated inv..
 
Rice Policy Review in Vietnam (3580)  2015-04-13    (265)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang and Dinh Thi Bao Linh[1]   Key words: rice, polices, Vietnam. INTRODUCTION Rice policy is one of the most important agricultural policies in Vietnam, because of the role that rice plays in the economic and social development of the country. Vietnam is a co..
 
Policies on New Rural Development Basing on Community in Vietnam (1586)  2015-04-13    (213)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang 1. New rural development related policies in Vietnam On 16 April 1999, the Government issued Decree No. 24/1999/ND-CP regulating the mobilization, management and use of voluntary contributions from the people to build infrastructure of the communes and towns. Decree 24..
 
Food Safety Policy Review (2260)  2015-04-13    (255)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang and Dinh Thi Bao Linh[1]   Key words: food safety, polices, Vietnam. INTRODUCTION In addition to food security, food safety has been a major concern for the Government of Vietnam in recent years because food safety and quality is necessary not only for the..
 
Republic Act 10121: An Approach in Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in the Philippines (14655)  2015-04-01    (262)
Republic Act 10121: An Approach in Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in the Philippines[1]   Princess Alma B. Ani, Carl Rookie O. Daquio, and Albert P. Aquino[2]   Introduction The Philippines as an archipelago is highly exposed to natural haz..
 
The Agricultural Crop Zoning System in Thailand (1875)  2015-03-27    (268)
Dr. Kampanat Pensupar Department of Agricultural Economics and Resources, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand 10900   The government of Thailand has initiated “the Agricultural Crop Zoning System” since 2012. The major reason is becau..
 
Domestic and International Market Expansion for Milkfish Sales (1450)  2015-03-27    (253)
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   Source: Fisheries Agency, Council of Agriculture Feb. 23, 2015 http://www.fa.gov.tw/cht/NewsPaper/content.aspx?id=1168&chk=330b49b5-cdc3-4c33-af8c-2a5efaeff6..
 
The Taiwanese Price Support Program under the Doha Development Agenda in WTO (1278)  2015-03-27    (248)
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Department of International Trade, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   Abstract Rice is the staple food and a major crop in Taiwan. Governments have historically emphasized rice self-sufficiency through market price support programs and import restri..
 
The JAS Mark Food Labeling System (2999)  2015-03-27    (236)
日本JAS標章食品標示制度
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction The Japanese government has various food labeling systems. One of the most popular is the JAS Mark system. This system was launched in 1950 when the Act on Standardization and Proper Quality Labeling of A..
 
China’s No.1 Central Document Focuses on Agriculture for 12th Consecutive Year (1197)  2015-03-27    (263)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Agriculture, rural community and farmer related issues are once again the topic of China’s "No. 1 Central Document" this year, the first poli..
 
Labor Standards Act Includes Employees at Farmers’ Associations and Fishermen’s Associations Starting from 2015 (1030)  2015-03-26    (217)
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   There are around 26,000 employees hired by Farmers’ Associations and Fishermen’s Associations in Taiwan. Labor Standards Act started to cover them since ..
 
Structural Change of Indonesian Agriculture: Evidence from Agricultural Census 2003-2013 (1623)  2015-03-25    (296)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture email: tahlim@indo.net.id   Introduction In Indonesia, the contribution of agriculture on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has decline..
 
Korea’s MOU with China Re: Distribution Union for Refrigerated and Frozen Goods (1093)  2015-03-24    (244)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   On February 4, 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural A..
 
Opening Traditional Liquor Gallery in Seoul, Korea (1091)  2015-03-24    (228)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   On February 11, 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural ..
 
Review of Policies and Issues in the Malaysian Herbal Industry (4592)  2015-03-20    (284)
Mohd Hafizudin bin Zakaria Economic and Technology Management Research Centre, MARDI Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia Email: apis@mardi.gov.my   Introduction The use of herbs and spices in daily life was pioneered over hundreds of centuries ago a..
 
Empowerment of Rural Women in the Agriculture Community through Women Development Programs (2207)  2015-03-19    (237)
Nik Rozana Nik Mohd Masdek Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) Email: nrozana@mardi.gov.my   Introduction Women are important workforce in many countries. Besides playing the role as housewives, women also contribute to the household income. ..
 
Policies and Economic Development of Rice Production in Malaysia (7344)  2015-03-17    (300)
Rosnani Harun Economic and Technology Management Research Centre, MARDI, Persiaran MARDI-UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. e-mail: rosnanih@mardi.gov.my   Introduction Rice is a staple food and a strategic industry in Malaysia. Due to its importance, rice industry has..
 
Mid and Long-Term Plans for Fostering Scientific Technologies Concerning Agricultural Food Products (Proposal) (1247)  2015-03-10    (241)
Sung-Jae Chun Public-Service Advocate of Korea   * This document is a proposal written by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Republic of Korea on July 2013. FFTC uploads this proposal in their website with permission of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affa..
 
Warehouse Receipt Scheme Policy in Indonesia (1652)  2015-03-05    (248)
Iqbal Rafani Researcher at the Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia Email: iqbalrafani@gmail.com   Introduction It is widely believed that the common phenomenon in agricultural trade is the ..
 
Supplying System of Fruit Exports (1892)  2015-03-05    (232)
Min-Hsien Yang1 and I Han2 1Professor 2Assistant Professor Dept. of International Trade Feng Chia University No. 100, Wenhwa Road, Seatwen, Taichung 40724 Taiwan, ROC   Policy Objectives   The policy objectives of establishing a supplying syst..
 
Countermeasures on Agricultural Trade Liberalization in Thailand (2281)  2015-03-02    (266)
Kampanat Pensupar1 and Khin Yadanar Oo2 1Department of Agricultural Economics and Resources, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand 10900 2 Center for Applied Economic Research, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand 10900   ABSTRACT In the age of ..
 
Estimating Agricultural Cooperatives’ Share of Agricultural Input and Output Markets (3261)  2015-03-02    (256)
日本農協在農業資材供應與農產品銷售市場占有率分析
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction Japan’s unique system of agricultural cooperatives forms a nationwide network, called the JA Group. This mammoth economic body organizes almost all Japanese farmers and has played a key role in shap..
 
Exploring the Potential of Yam-based Products in Malaysia (2155)  2015-02-24    (259)
Rawaida Rusli Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute Economic and Technology Management Research Centre, MARDI. Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia rawaida@mardi.gov.my   Introduction Yam crop is believed to exist for more tha..
 
Transformation of Agricultural Sector in Malaysia Through Agricultural Policy (21493)  2015-02-04    (352)
Rozhan Abu Dardak1 Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Malaysia   Introduction Malaysia is a Federal constitutional monarchy located in South-east Asia. It comprises of 13 states, three federal territories and covers a total of 329, 847 square k..
 
Multiple Responses to Stopping Irrigation on Farmland in 2015 in Taiwan (1485)  2015-02-03    (231)
Min-Hsien Yang1 and I Han2 1Professor 2Assistant Professor Dept. of International Trade Feng Chia University No. 100, Wenhwa Road, Seatwen, Taichung 40724 Taiwan, ROC   Because of the rainfall shortage during the second half year of 2014, the major water ..
 
Food Labeling Regulations Under the JAS Act (2891)  2015-01-30    (234)
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction Japan’s food labeling policy is at a crossroads. Since its enactment in 1950, the Act on Standardization and Proper Labeling of Agricultural and Forest Products, commonly known as the JAS Act, has b..
 
Result of Korea-China FTA Negotiations on Agriculture and the Corresponding Plans (Final) (1686)  2015-01-21    (290)
Sung-Jae Chun Public-Service Advocate of Korea This article is a news release of the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, Republic of Korea which was distributed on November 10, 2014. It mentions about reaching consensus on a FTA between Korea and China. http://www.motie.go.kr/mo..
 
Seed Development Policy in Indonesia (2463)  2015-01-08    (285)
Iqbal Rafani Researcher, Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia E-mail: iqbalrafani@yahoo.com, iqbalrafani@gmail.com   Introduction Basically, the Indonesian agricultural developme..
 
Bioenergy Development Policy in Indonesia (2354)  2015-01-05    (289)
Iqbal Rafani Researcher, Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture, the Republic of Indonesia Email: iqbalrafani@yahoo.com, iqbalrafani@gmail.com   Introduction It is believed that there is a need for compl..
 
Japan’s Unique System of Group Farming: Agricultural Producers’ Cooperative Corporation (2098)  2014-12-31    (261)
Yoshihisa Godo, Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction Japan has a unique system of group farming, called the Agricultural Producers’ Cooperative Corporation (APCC). In 1962, the government established this system as part of its agricultural policy ref..
 
Result of Korea-China FTA Negotiations on Agriculture and the Corresponding Plans (Part 1) (1899)  2014-12-30    (286)
Sung-Jae Chun Public-Service Advocate of Korea    This article is a news release of the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, Republic of Korea which was distributed on November 10, 2014. It mentions about reaching a consensus on FTA between Korea and China. http://w..
 
The Japanese Government’s Proposal on the Agricultural Committee Reform (1314)  2014-12-27    (264)
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan   INTRODUCTION The larger idle farmlands have increased, the more strongly it has been insisted that the function of the Agricultural Committee (AC) should be strengthened as “a guardian of farmland&rdquo..
 
Amendments of the Agricultural Land Act and Measures for Tackling the Idle Farmland Problem (1099)  2014-12-27    (270)
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan   INTRODUCTION The idle farmland[1] problem is one of the most significant policy matters in Japanese agricultural policy. The increase in idle farmlands makes difficult to achieve the target of food self-suffi..
 
Promotion of the Local Consumption of Local Products (1323)  2014-12-27    (286)
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan   INTRODUCTION Japanese food self-sufficiency ratio on a calorie basis is 39% in FY2012. This value is one of the lowest figures recorded for developed countries. This situation is caused from the increase in i..
 
Policies of Development, Protection and Promotion of New Varieties and Technologies in Japan (1070)  2014-12-27    (260)
Part 1   Mitsuaki Shindo, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Regional Policy Planning Division   Keywords: breeding, ICTs, intellectual property right, smart agriculture, consortium, rice, wheat and barley, beans, vegetables, fruits, flower, potatoe..
 
Policies of Development, Protection and Promotion of New Varieties and Technologies in Japan (1018)  2014-12-27    (255)
Part 2   Mitsuaki Shindo, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Regional Policy Planning Division   Product Specific Policies   (1)   Rice (a) Current situation Demand for rice for table use has been shrinking due to chan..
 
Policies of Development, Protection and Promotion of New Varieties and Technologies in Japan (1225)  2014-12-27    (275)
Part 3   Mitsuaki Shindo, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Regional Policy Planning Division   Product Specific Policies    (3) Beans (a) Current situation While the quality of domestic beans is highly rated by the users,..
 
Agricultural Disaster Insurance Policy in Indonesia (1566)  2014-12-19    (323)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture, email:tahlim@indo.net.id   Introduction Indonesia is one of the countries that are prone to natural disasters affect agriculture..
 
Studying the System of Policy Documents on Science and Technology in Agriculture in Vietnam (1491)  2014-12-18    (281)
Tran Cong Thang   Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16- Thuy Khue Street- Hanoi- Vietnam   Tel: 84-4-37282590 Summary Policies on science and technology in agriculture in Vietnam are reflected in th..
 
Defining the Autonomy, Self-Responsibility Mechanism of Public Science and Technology Organization (1282)  2014-12-18    (227)
Tran Cong Thang Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16- Thuy Khue Street- Hanoi- Vietnam   Tel: 84-4-37282590   (Artical 1. Decree No. 115/2005/ND-CP dated 05 September 2005 and Decree 96/2010/ND-CP of th..
 
Policies to Promote Agriculture, Fishery Extension in Difficult Areas (1162)  2014-12-18    (281)
Tran Cong Thang Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16- Thuy Khue Street- Hanoi- Vietnam   Tel: 84-4-37282590 (Article 2. Decision No. 162/2008/QD-TTg) Agricultural, fishery extension activities and technical advances ..
 
Approving the Scheme on Vocational Training for Rural Workers by 2020 (1097)  2014-12-18    (253)
Tran Cong Thang Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16- Thuy Khue Street- Hanoi- Vietnam   Tel: 84-4-37282590   (Article 3. Decision No. 1956/QD-TTg) With target of annually training for about 1 million..
 
Policies to support the application of good agricultural practice in agriculture, forestry and fishery production (1336)  2014-12-18    (264)
Tran Cong Thang Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16- Thuy Khue Street- Hanoi- Vietnam   Tel: 84-4-37282590   (Article 4. Decision No. 01/2012/QD-TTg) After joining the WTO, Vietnam's agricultur..
 
Fertilizer Subsidy Policy in Indonesia: Impacts and Future Perspectives (3655)  2014-12-17    (306)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture, email:tahlim@indo.net.id   Introduction Fertilizer has a significant role in increasing agricultural production, productivity, f..
 
Transfer of Farmland Rights after Retirement (Part 2) (1112)  2014-12-17    (268)
Takayuki Kimura Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   Akihiko HIRASAWA Norinchukin Research Institute Co., Ltd.   2.  Intermediate and conservation organization for farmlands There are opinions regarding the problems of farmers and far..
 
Transfer of Farmland Rights after Retirement (Part 1) (1152)  2014-12-16    (266)
Dr. Takayuki Kimura Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   Dr. Akihiko HIRASAWA Norinchukin Research Institute Co., Ltd.   In Japan, as the aging of farmers becomes serious, those who retire from farm management have been increasing.  On th..
 
Republic Act No. 8976: Establishing the Philippine Food Fortification Program (6705)  2014-12-15    (294)
Republic Act No. 8976: Establishing the Philippine Food Fortification Program[1] Albert P. Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa, and Princess Alma B. Ani[2]   Introduction Majority of agricultural and fisheries activities result to the production of food which are consumed eit..
 
Fuel Price Increase and the Potential Impacts to Indonesian Agriculture (1373)  2014-12-10    (268)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio-Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture, email: tahlim@indo.net.id   Background   Fuel price in Indonesia has been subsidised for a long period of time and..
 
Japanese Food Mislabeling and the Government’s Response (2139)  2014-11-24    (285)
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction   The mislabeling of food became a prominent news story in 2013, as Japanese newspapers revealed that even high-end restaurants and department stores were guilty of selling mislabeled food. ..
 
History and Challenges of Agricultural Trade Negotiations in Japan (TPP and Other Negotiations) Part 3 (Conclusion) (1785)  2014-11-21    (292)
Mitsuaki Shindo, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Regional Policy Planning Division   Keywords: Japan, agriculture, trade negotiations, WTO, FTA, EPA, TPP, tariff, levy, domestic support, sensitive products, rice, wheat, barley, beef, pork, dairy, sugar, starc..
 
The Development and Expansion Strategy for Taiwan’s Floriculture Industry (2893)  2014-11-20    (276)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Preface Floriculture growing in Taiwan has been a long history, only since 1970s, floriculture growing has become a developing industry. In 1971, Taiwan Floriculture Development Association (TFDA) was orga..
 
Impacts of Korea-China FTA on the Korean Agriculture (2293)  2014-11-17    (290)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   On November 10, 2014, Korea and China have reached consensus on a ..
 
China Agricultural Legal System Building (1314)  2014-11-17    (275)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Since 2012,in accordance with the CPC Central Committee and the State Council’s deployment, agricultural authorities at various levels have carried f..
 
China’s Rural Comprehensive Reform Since 2011 (1514)  2014-11-17    (228)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Background and main content of policy. In December 2011, Chinese vice premier Hui Liangyu chaired a symposium on the rural comprehensive reform. Achievem..
 
Current Position and Future Direction of Agriculture in North-East Asia: Lessons from Japanese Experience (2651)  2014-11-17    (260)
從日本經驗,台灣可以學到甚麼?
Shin-ichi Shogenji Professor, Nagoya University, Japan   The following is a lecture paper presented and delivered by Dr. Shin-ichi Shogenji, a Professor at the Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, School of Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University in Japan. Professor Shog..
 
Specialized Farmers’ Cooperatives Development in China (1685)  2014-11-13    (289)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Background and main content of policy In order to guide and promote the sound development of specialized farmers’ cooperatives, in accordance with ..
 
China is Cultivating New Subjects of Management (1271)  2014-11-13    (296)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   The CPC central committee paid high attention to fostering and developing large-scale subjects of management like family farms and specialized farmers’..
 
Recent Rural Labor Force Policy and its Implementation in China (1255)  2014-11-13    (274)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Since 2012, more positive measures have been taken to promote employment. The national employment situation kept steady as a whole, though the economy grew a..
 
China is Deepening its Rural Financial Reform (1318)  2014-11-13    (279)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Background and main content of policy The CPC Central Committee’s Document No.1 in 2012 asked to provide more policy support to the rural financial..
 
Grant and Scholarship for Farmers’ and Fishermen’s Children (1190)  2014-11-12    (246)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Agricultural products provide the basic needs in our lives. However, harvests are frequently affected by natural or other causes so that most farmers and fishermen earn lower profits in production than do peop..
 
Stray Dog Management Policy (1260)  2014-11-12    (236)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Council of Agriculture (COA) hosted the first “Stray Dog Management Policy Consensus Conference.” After their five-day dedication, the 19 participating citizens presented their valuable opinion..
 
Diversifying Large-scale Operations in Agriculture (1191)  2014-11-11    (269)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Background and main content of policy Land is a basic element of agricultural production and the core of large-scale agricultural operations is large-..
 
Upgrading and Improving the State-owned Farm Management System (1267)  2014-11-11    (276)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Since its reform and opening, (based on the decentralized operations of families and taking the unified management of farms as the dominant principle), a two..
 
Taiwan Agricultural Industry Moves towards Sustainable Development (1155)  2014-11-11    (259)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In response to regulations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and in order to show to the international community the results of Taiwan’s implementing the mitigation of..
 
Taiwan's Small-Scale Farmers Unite for Future Growth and Development (1126)  2014-11-11    (265)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The agricultural management style in Taiwan is represented mainly by  small-scale farms.  This makes it difficult to accumulate capital, increase investments, and expand the scale of operations. It i..
 
The Domestic Beef Traceability System (1092)  2014-11-11    (272)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In order to implement the Domestic Beef Traceability System, the Council of Agriculture (COA) put into effect the compulsory certificate of origin for cattle slaughtering, which regulates the use of standard e..
 
Protection of New Agricultural Plant Varieties Making Remarkable Progress in China (1153)  2014-11-10    (252)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   In 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture earnestly implemented the spirit of No.1 Central Document and the No.8 Document by the State Council, followed requireme..
 
The “Year of Agro-tech Promotion” Program (1181)  2014-11-10    (252)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   After the release of the No.1 Central Document in 2012, the MoA conducted a nationwide program called “The Year of Agro-tech Promotion” under the..
 
China is Promoting Technological Services for Soil Testing and Formulated Fertilization (1209)  2014-11-10    (252)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   To stop the excessive use and low utilization of fertilizers, China launched the subsidy policy for the soil testing and fertilizer recommendation technology..
 
Pilot Program for Cultivation of New Career Farmers (1063)  2014-11-10    (288)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   In recent years, as more and more rural farmers immigrate to major cities and towns, the shortage of labor forces in some areas during farming seasons has be..
 
Promoting Development of Water-saving Agriculture (1217)  2014-11-10    (284)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Since the start of the 11th Five-year Plan, China’s Ministry of Agriculture has followed the instructions on development of water-saving agriculture fr..
 
Recent Policy on Management of Rural Land Contract (1282)  2014-11-10    (263)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Background and main content of policy In 2012, the CPC Central Committee asked if it could improve the steady and orderly manner of the relations involve..
 
Management of Rural Collective Assets and Finances (1270)  2014-11-10    (237)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   With the deepening of agricultural and rural reform and development, particularly the endeavors to improve the CPC's work styles in rural areas and to bu..
 
China is Lightening Farmers’ Burdens (1270)  2014-11-10    (268)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   In recent years, farmers' burdens remained at low levels as a whole as more efforts were made to implement the policy of strengthening agriculture, benef..
 
History and Challenges of Agricultural Trade Negotiations in Japan (TPP and other Negotiations) Part 2 (1388)  2014-11-06    (261)
Mitsuaki Shindo, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Regional Policy Planning Division   2.  Japan-Australia EPA negotiations The EPA negotiations with Australia, which started in 2007, was perceived to have a huge impact on Japan’s agriculture. Th..
 
Department of Agriculture Administrative Order No. 8 Series of 2002: Importation and Commercialization of Modern Biotechnology-Derived Products (2456)  2014-11-05    (259)
Department of Agriculture Administrative Order No. 8 Series of 2002: Importation and Commercialization of Modern Biotechnology-Derived Products [1]     Albert P. Aquino, Meliza A. Festejo, and Princess Alma B. Ani [2]   Introduction The Philippines is the fi..
 
The Philippine Inventors and Invention Incentives Act (3860)  2014-11-05    (242)
The Philippine Inventors and Invention Incentives Act [1]   Albert P. Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa, and Princess Alma B. Ani[2]   INTRODUCTION National development is anchored on its critical mass of scientists, researchers and investors. They significantly contri..
 
Recent Trends in Young People’s Entry into Farming in Japan: An International Perspective (2739)  2014-11-05    (267) (522)
Tomohiro Uchiyama Mie University, Tsu, Mie 514-8507, Japan Email: uchiyama@bio.mie-u.ac.jp   ABSTRACT Agriculture in Japan has shrunk for a long time. This paper examines the recent trend of farming sector, latest statistics on farm entry and succession, unique characteri..
 
Attracting the Young Generation to Engage in Agriculture (4138)  2014-11-05    (291)
Sri Hery Susilowati Reseacher and Deputy Director, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture srihery@yahoo.com   ABSTRACT For the last ten years there has been a shift in the structure ..
 
How to Encourage Young Generation to Engage in Farming: Korea’s Case (3015)  2014-11-05    (283) (230)
韓國鼓勵年輕世代參與農業的政策
Ma, Sang-jin Korea Rural Economic Institute E-mail: msj@krei.re.kr   ABSTRACT   As the share of agriculture in Korean economy has been decreasing since the 1970s, the Korean agricultural workforce has also declined and agricultural workers in their twenties and t..
 
Succession Decisions in Korean Family Farms (1365)  2014-11-05    (266) (544)
Jeong-Im Hwang and Yoon-Ji Choi1 1 National Academy of Agricultural Science, Rural Development Administration, Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju, Korea e-mail: jihwang@korea.kr, veritas96@korea.kr   ABSTRACT The number of farm households in South Korea decreased from 1,767,000 in ..
 
Development of Young Agropreneur in Malaysia (2831)  2014-11-05    (273) (593)
Mohamad Kamal Abdul Kadir (Dr.) Young Agropreneur Programme Promotion & Technology Development Centre MARDI Head Quarters P.O.Box 12301, 50774 Kuala Lumpur   Abstract   The Young agropreneur programme is designed specifically for young people under th..
 
Building Farmers’ Assets and Investing in the Out of School Youths for Rural Development (2120)  2014-11-05    (273) (563)
Asterio P. Saliot, PhD[1]   ABSTRACT Philippine agriculture is faced with many challenges. Poverty and low productivity in the rural areas continue to persist. Even if the country is agricultural in nature, it is still regarded as a lowly profession. Majority of the farmers are p..
 
One-Stop Service for Young Farmers in Taiwan (1743)  2014-11-05    (265) (628)
Kun-Fong Kuo Farmers’ Service Department, Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan (COA), Taipei, Taiwan E-mail: kkf@mail.coa.gov.tw   ABSTRACT This paper describes the process by which the Council of Agriculture in Taiwan selected 100 young farmers (average age of..
 
Recruiting Young Farmers to Join Small-Scale Farming: A Structural Policy Perspective (2368)  2014-11-05    (290)
Jiun-Hao Wang Associate Professor Department of Bio-industry Communication and Development, National Taiwan University No 1, Roosevelt Rd, Sec 4, Taipei 10617, Taiwan E-mail: wangjh@ntu.edu.tw   ABSTRACT The small-scale agricultural countri..
 
Entry of Young Generation into Farming in Thailand (3441)  2014-11-05    (295) (577)
Onanong Tapanapunnitikull and Siriluk Prasunpangsri2 lFaculty of Natural Resources and Agro Industry, Kasetsart University, Chalermphrakiat Sakon Nakhon Province Campus, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand 2Faculty of Liberal Arts and Management Science, Kasetsart University, Chalermphrakiat S..
 
Technological Consultation and Backup for Young Generation Entry into Farming in Vietnam (1788)  2014-11-05    (269)
Dr Bui Quang Dang Department of Science Management and International cooperation Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences Vinh Quynh, Thanh Tri, Ha Noi, Vietnam Email: dangvrq@gmail.com Tel: +84912238248   Abstract Out of 70% of the population in Vietnam (appr..
 
Farm Expansion and Entry to Farm: Experiences in Hokkaido (1465)  2014-11-05    (278) (617)
Shunsuke Yanagimura1 1Resaeach Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan e-mail: yngmr@agecon.agr.hokudai.ac.jp   ABSTRACT One of the most serious problems Japanese agriculture have is the shortage of the number of farm business entities. T..
 
The National Medium- and Long-Term Plan for Animal Disease Control (2012-2020) (1043)  2014-11-04    (265)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Animal disease control concerns food safety and public health as well as social harmony and stability. It is an important responsibility of the government in social managem..
 
China Encourages Development of Leading Enterprises in Agricultural Industrialization (1161)  2014-11-04    (243)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   In March 2012,the State Council issued a set of opinions on supporting the development of leading enterprises in agricultural industrialization (the Opinio..
 
China’s Leisure Agriculture Booming Nationwide (1180)  2014-11-04    (281)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Recent years, leisure agriculture boomed across the country, with the number of leisure farms, their quality and profits are all on the rise. First, the ..
 
Pilot Subsidization Program for Agricultural Machinery Scrapping and Upgrading (1103)  2014-11-04    (264)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   In September 2012, in order to boost domestic demand in rural areas, optimize the mix of agricultural machinery, promote energy conservation and emission red..
 
Compensation and Rewarding Mechanism for Grassland Ecological Preservation in China (1135)  2014-11-04    (265)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   In October 2010, the State Council decided to establish the mechanism of subsidies and rewards for grassland ecological protection to help increase the herds..
 
China’s Agricultural Informatization Situation (1238)  2014-11-04    (283)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Recently, the Chinese central government attached great importance to the development of agricultural information system. On June 28,2012,the State Counc..
 
Agro-products Marketing and Promotion in China (1539)  2014-11-04    (270)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   The marketing and promotion of agricultural products are aimed at activating the market circulation of agricultural products, promoting the linkage between t..
 
China Implements Subsidization of Agro-Processing in Production Areas (1058)  2014-11-04    (250)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   During the year since the project of subsidies for agro-processing at origin was launched, the relevant authorities and project provinces have intensified th..
 
Development of Urban Modern Agriculture Gathering Momentum in China (1163)  2014-11-04    (254)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Modem urban agriculture is a new form of agriculture which stemmed from the development of modem cities. It started in China in the 1990s. Since the start of..
 
Overview of China’s Industrialized Operations in Agriculture (1184)  2014-11-04    (271)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   In 2012, the number of organizations involved in industrialized agricultural operations increased steadily, with their economic strength enjoying steady grow..
 
History and Challenges of Agricultural Trade Negotiations in Japan (TPP and Other Negotiations) Part 1 (1377)  2014-11-04    (278)
Mitsuaki Shindo, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Regional Policy Planning Division   Keywords:  Japan, agriculture, trade negotiations, WTO, FTA, EPA, TPP, tariff, levy, domestic support, sensitive products, rice, wheat, barley, beef, pork, dairy, sugar,..
 
Food Safety Measures to Cope with Cesium Contamination in Rice after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident (1586)  2014-11-04    (255)
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Rice is the staple food in Japan.  Thus, the Japanese government is paying special attention to rice contamination by cesium after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident of March 2011.  This article aims to ..
 
Farmer’s Pension System in Japan (Part 1) (1761)  2014-10-22    (277)
日本農民年金制度
Takayuki KIMURA Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   Akihiko HIRASAWA Norinchukin Research Institute Co., Ltd.   The Farmer’s Pension System (FPS) in Japan is a public pension system which provides the additional pension on top of the Na..
 
Government of Republic of Korea Decides The Tariff Rate on Rice Imports at 513% (2688)  2014-10-17    (264)
韓國稻米關稅化及其因應對策
Sung-Jae Chun Public-Service Advocate of Korea   This article is a news release of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Republic of Korea which was distributed on September 18, 2014. It discusses the tariff rate on imported rice from 2016 when Korea goes to rice i..
 
New Regulation on Value Added Taxes on Agricultural Products and Its Potential Impacts (1829)  2014-10-16    (404)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Assistant Minister for International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture email: tahlim@indo.net.id   Bankground             Taking into consideration the importance of agriculture, the governmen..
 
Key Work of the New Rural Cooperative Medical System in China (1430)  2014-10-13    (278)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Key Work of the New Rural Cooperative Medical System in China   This notice is published to implement related requests set by the notice of the Stat..
 
Securing Stable Food Supply and Food Security in Japan (Part 2) (1322)  2014-10-13    (277)
Fumihiro Kabuta, Ph.D. Policy Research Coordinator, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   (Continued from Part 1 uploaded on September 5, 2014)   I. Securing Stable Food Supply Article 2 (The..
 
Agricultural Marketing Policies in Vietnam (2697)  2014-10-13    (286)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang and Dinh Thi Bao Linh[1]   Key words: agriculture, marketing polices, Vietnam.   INTRODUCTION Since the important role of the agricultural marketing system in agricultural trade and in determining the prices of farm products, agricultural marketin..
 
Policies for Rice Production Towards Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emission (1860)  2014-10-13    (278)
Tran Cong Thang and Dinh Bao Linh (MA) [1]   Reducing greenhouse gas emission in agricultural production is now an important trend in the world. In Vietnam, in recent years, the Government has issued different policies to deal with climate change and limit the gas emission. In th..
 
Agricultural Land Policies in Vietnam (2231)  2014-10-13    (295)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang and Dinh Bao Linh[1]   As land is the main input for agricultural production in Vietnam, land policy holds a very special interest in the Vietnamese Government and stakeholders in the agricultural sector of Vietnam. Land policies have been reformed over th..
 
The Strategy for Expanding Export of Agricultural Products and Foods (1787)  2014-10-01    (270)
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan   INTRODUCTION The Japanese government promotes to expand export of agricultural products and foods as a way of enhancing international competitiveness of Japanese agriculture and the strategy of national econo..
 
Regulation Values for Radioactive Materials in Food after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident (1929)  2014-09-30    (278)
Yoshihisa Godo, Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced an unforgettable disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, which involved the wide-spread of radioactive materials. On March 17, 2011, the Ministry of Health, ..
 
Rice Market Opening with Tariffication in Korea (1961)  2014-09-22    (30)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   On September 18, 2014, the Korean government ann..
 
Direction of Measures on the Korean Rice Industry (1582)  2014-09-19    (266)
Sung-Jae Chun Public-Service Advocate of Korea   Explanatory Note for Translation   This article is posted on September 3, 2014 at the official website of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Republic of Korea in order to prepare for rice import tarif..
 
The Grand Design for Japan’s Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Policies (2214)  2014-09-17    (265)
Dr. Takumi Sakuyama Associate Professor, Meiji University   Explanatory Note for Translation The Vitality Creation Headquarters of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Regions was established on 21st May 2013, with the participation of the Prime Minister as chairman, the Chie..
 
Livestock Development Policy in Indonesia (3128)  2014-09-16    (312)
Reni Kustiari Researcher at the Indonesian Centre for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture, the Republic of Indonesia, email:kustiarireni@yahoo.com   Background The role of livestock in national development among others are source of food..
 
Ensuring the food Security of a Populous Nation (1427)  2014-09-12    (282)
Zhen Zhong, Kong Xiangzhi, Mu Nana   School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   The national grains security strategy that takes our side as the dominant factor, bases itself on its own country, guarantees the production capac..
 
Korea’s Agro-food Exports and Its Export Promotion Policy (3425)  2014-09-05    (289)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr Agro-food Export in Korea Agricultural exports are considered important n..
 
Securing Stable Food Supply and Food Security in Japan (Part 1) (2725)  2014-09-05    (257)
Fumihiro Kabuta, Ph.D. Policy Research Coordinator, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   The Basic Law on Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas, which was enacted in 1999, stipulates Japan’s basic policy on securing food su..
 
Korea’s Participation in the 2014 Food Expo in Hong Kong (1256)  2014-09-04    (274)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) announ..
 
The 15th Session of the Korea-China Agricultural Cooperation Committee (1249)  2014-09-04    (262)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) announ..
 
A Subsidy Program for Breeders of Beef Calves in Japan (1751)  2014-08-21    (278)
Yoshihisa Godo, Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   There are nearly 60,000 breeders of beef cattle in Japan1.  They play an essential role in the meat industry and create important job opportunities in rural areas.  Most cattle breeders are small-sized family f..
 
The Beef Market and Beef Cattle Farmers in Japan (2300)  2014-07-30    (304)
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   INTRODUCTION Although Japan is the third largest beef importing country in the world (US Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Traders), with imports accounting for nearly 60% of domestic..
 
CBFM: A National Strategy for Sustainable Forest Management (5893)  2014-07-30    (260)
CBFM: A National Strategy for Sustainable Forest Management[1] Albert P. Aquino and Carl Rookie O. Daquio[2]   INTRODUCTION Context Forests used to be one of the richest natural resources in the Philippines. In fact, in 1900, more than 70%, on average, of the island&rsquo..
 
Republic Act No. 9275: The Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 (56422)  2014-07-30    (307)
Republic Act No. 9275: The Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004[1]   Albert P. Aquino and Aleta Belissa D. Correa[2]   Introduction As an archipelago, the Philippines is surrounded with water. It ranks fourth with the longest coastline in the world measuring 36,289 km ..
 
Executive Order No. 533: Integrated Coastal Management Policy (4219)  2014-07-30    (263)
Executive Order No. 533: Integrated Coastal Management Policy[1] Albert P. Aquino and Aleta Belissa D. Correa[2]   Introduction The Philippines has a total coastline of 36,289 km, making it fourth with the longest coastline in the world[3].  Its coastal and marine areas ..
 
Republic Act No. 4850: Creating the Laguna Lake Development Authority (5701)  2014-07-30    (251)
  Republic Act No. 4850: Creating the Laguna Lake Development Authority[1]   Albert P. Aquino and Aleta Belissa D. Correa[2]   Introduction  Laguna[3] de Bay means “The Lake of (the town of) Bay”.  It was named after Bay, a town in Lagu..
 
Executive Order No. 26: Towards a Greener Philippines (10908)  2014-07-30    (288)
Executive Order No. 26: Towards a Greener Philippines[1]   Albert P. Aquino and Carl Rookie O. Daquio[2]   Introduction Historically, the Philippines had lost at least 80% of its original forest cover since the 16th century (Remollino, 2004). In fact, forest cover de..
 
RA 7586: Protected Areas System in the Philippines (12863)  2014-07-30    (303)
RA 7586: Protected Areas System in the Philippines[1] Albert P. Aquino and Alyssa Joy H. Vitto[2]   Introduction The Philippines is renowned as one of the countries with the highest level of biodiversity in the world. As a matter of fact, it has 52, 177 described species, hal..
 
The Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines: Securing Meat and Meat Products’ Safety from Farm to Table (14420)  2014-07-30    (261)
The Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines: Securing Meat and Meat Products’ Safety from Farm to Table[1]   Albert P. Aquino and Christian L. Abeleda[2]   INTRODUCTION Protection and promotion of the right to health of the people (Section 15, Article ..
 
Renewable Energy Act for Energy Self-Sufficiency and Harmful Emission Reduction (3128)  2014-07-30    (293)
Renewable Energy Act for Energy Self-Sufficiency and Harmful Emission Reduction[1] Albert P. Aquino and Christian L. Abeleda[2]   Introduction Energy sector is the leading emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the Philippines (REECS, 2010)[3]. In 2000, there is a leap of 39% ..
 
Policies for Investment and Growth in Vietnam (1996)  2014-07-29    (262)
Tran Cong Thang and Nguyen Le Hoa Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam   1.  Investment and growth situation in Vietnam In the past 10 years, the agriculture sector in Vietnam posted a steady growth with GDP growth of 4 % /..
 
Law No. 13/2010 Governing Horticulture in Indonesia (2275)  2014-07-29    (297)
Iqbal Rafani Researcher at Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia email: iqbalrafani@yahoo.com   Introduction Indonesia has abundant natural resources and a range of biodiversity including hor..
 
Agricultural Insurance Policies in Vietnam (3204)  2014-07-25    (289)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam   Introduction Agriculture always has an important role in the economy of the country. Implementing the Central Resolution 7 on agriculture, farmers and those living in the..
 
Agricultural Production Policies in Vietnam (4434)  2014-07-24    (294)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang and Dinh Thi Bao Linh[1]   INTRODUCTION   Agriculture plays an important role in the Vietnamese economy and society. Agriculture still employs about half of the population and is the main source of raw materials for the processing industries and a maj..
 
The First Case of FTA Compensation for Income Loss on Food Crops in Korea (2856)  2014-07-18    (261)
韓國簽訂自由貿易協定後糧食作物所得損失補償第一個案例
Sung-Jae Chun Public-Service Advocate of Korea   FTA compensation for income loss will be given to sorghum, potato, sweet potato, Korean native calf and compensation for closure will be given to Korean native calf. This is the first case of compensation for food crops since the i..
 
Japanese Agricultural Policy Reforms after FY 2014 (PART 2) (2771)  2014-07-16    (269)
2014年以後的日本農業政策改革(II)
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan   INTRODUCTION We translated a pamphlet, “New Policy for Agriculture and Rural Areas is beginning!!”, Previously, we translated pages 1-5.  This time, we have translated pages 6-11.   ..
 
Transferring Korea’s Agricultural Products Safety Management Technology to Developing Countries (1101)  2014-07-16    (271)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service (NAQ..
 
Publication of Guidebooks on Promoting Agro-Food Export to Southeast Asian Region (1297)  2014-07-16    (290)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) announ..
 
Korea and China sign MOU for Border Quarantine Cooperation (1189)  2014-07-16    (249)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA) has announced that it..
 
Plan for Agricultural Product Distribution Structure Improvement (2041)  2014-07-16    (279)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   INTRODUCTION The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affai..
 
Transferring Korea’s Plant Quarantine Technology to Developing Countries (1320)  2014-07-16    (235)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA) announced that it hel..
 
Sugar Development Policy in Indonesia (1989)  2014-07-14    (292)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Assistant Minister for International Cooperation Ministry of Agriculture, the Republic of Indonesia,  email:tahlim@indo.net.id   INTRODUCTION             Sugar is one of the five major stapl..
 
The Frame of Agricultural Policy and Recent Major Agricultural Policy in Korea (4101)  2014-07-10    (301) (512)
Jeongbin Im*,  Iljeong Jeong** *Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr ** Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Aff..
 
The Significance of Non-farmers in Japanese Agricultural Cooperatives (3583)  2014-07-04    (256)
日本農協中非農民會員的重要性
Japan’s food self-sufficiency ratio Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Yoshihisa Godo   INTRODUCTION Mass media often treat Japanese agricultural cooperatives as organizations of farmers1. Indeed, almost all farmers in Japan belong to agricultural cooperatives. Article..
 
An Amendment to the Welfare Benefits for Aged Farmers (1399)  2014-07-03    (248)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Council of Agriculture (COA) has offered various kinds of welfare programs to farmers in order for them to maintain their living standards and economic security. “ The Temporary Statute Regarding the..
 
Institutional Building of Agricultural Research in Indonesia (2117)  2014-07-03    (390)
Iqbal Rafani Researcher at the Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia Email: iqbalrafani@yahoo.com   Introduction Agriculture is a key strategic sector in Indonesia. The main p..
 
KREI & Its Involvement in Establishing National Agricultural Policy (2727)  2014-07-02    (269) (501)
韓國農村經濟研究院與其參與國家農業政策之規劃
Sei-Kyun Choi Korea Rural Economic Institute, Seoul, Korea e-mail: skchoi@krei.re.kr   ABSTRACT   As a national policy research institution in the field of agriculture, the Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI) has led agricultural, rural and food policy and has ..
 
The Frame of Agricultural Policy and Recent Major Agricultural Policies in China (3660)  2014-07-02    (310) (620)
Zhen Zhong, Xiangzhi Kong (School of Agricultural and Rural Development, Renmin University of China, Beijing, 100872) Email: zhzruc@126.com   ABSTRACT During the 30 years of Reform and Opening up, China’s agricultural policy has formed a relatively complete framewor..
 
THE FRAME OF AGRICULTURAL POLICY AND RECENT MAJOR AGRICULTURAL POLICIES IN INDONESIA (3348)  2014-07-02    (356) (709)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Assistant Minister for International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, the Republic of Indonesia, email: tahlim@indo.net.id   ABSTRACT Agricultural development in Indonesia has been successful in promoting food production, particularly rice and m..
 
Frame and Emerging Reform of Agricultural Policy in Japan (5265)  2014-07-02    (285) (566)
日本農業政策的變革
Akihiko Hirasawa Norinchukin Research Institute co., ltd 1-1-12, Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0047 Japan e-mail: akihiko@nochuri.co.jp   ABSTRACT   Agricultural land reform in the aftermath of WWII generated agricultural structure of Japan with vast nu..
 
Achieving Sustainable and Inclusive Green Growth: Recent Major Agricultural Policies in the Philippines (4245)  2014-07-02    (331) (614)
Achieving Sustainable and Inclusive Green Growth: Recent Major Agricultural Policies in the Philippines[1]   Albert P. Aquino, Princess Alma B. Ani and Meliza A. Festejo[2]   Abstract The Philippine government has taken crucial steps to pave the way to sustainab..
 
The Framework of Agricultural Policy and Recent Major Agricultural Policies in Taiwan (1621)  2014-07-02    (290) (563)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Ph. D      Abstract In the past years, the changing factors of agriculture developments in Taiwan are influenced greatly both internally and externally. Facing the challenges of new environment, it is critical to establish industrial value chain operation ..
 
THAI Agricultural Policies: The Rice Pledging Scheme (6621)  2014-07-02    (347) (710)
ItthipongMahathanasetha*, KampanatPensuparb a Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand 10900; E-mail address: fecoipm@ku.ac.th b Center for Applied Economic Research, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart Univer..
 
The Frame of Agricultural Policy and Recent Major Agricultural Policies in Vietnam (4025)  2014-07-02    (295) (621)
Ph.D Tran Cong Thang and Dinh Thi Bao Linh[1]   ABSTRACT This paper aims to provide an opportunity to improve understanding of Vietnamese relevants and foreign partners of its agricultural policies, including eight policy groups including (i) trade liberalization countermeasures,..
 
Trade Liberalization Countermeasures in Agricultural Sector of Vietnam (2793)  2014-06-30    (294)
Dr. Tran Cong Thang and Dinh Thi Bao Linh[1]   Key words: trade liberalization, Vietnam, countermeasures   INTRODUCTION International economic integration is the key element in the renovation process of Vietnam.  For agriculture, economic integrati..
 
Agricultural Policy Development in Thailand (4109)  2014-06-27    (326)
Charuk Singhapreecha Faculty of Economics, Chiang Mai University   Introduction             This paper examines the policy transition in various stages of Thailand’s economic development. The agricultural and agro-p..
 
Policies on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Products in Indonesia (5350)  2014-06-11    (302)
Iqbal Rafani Researcher at the Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia Email: iqbalrafani@yahoo.com   INTRODUCION Recently, the rapid growth of population as well as climate change are maj..
 
Agricultural Disaster Compensation System in Japan (Part 2) (1557)  2014-06-09    (244)
Fumihiro Kabuta, Ph.D. Policy Research Coordinator, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   (Continued from Part 1 uploaded on April 18, 2014) 7. Mechanism of the compensation (mutual aid insurance money) Agricultural mutual..
 
The Japanese Agricultural Cooperative System: An Outline (3890)  2014-05-30    (272)
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction Japan has a unique network of agricultural cooperatives called JA. The name comes from the combination of “Japan” and “Agriculture”1. JA is engaged in various economic and politica..
 
The Situation and Problems of Japan’s Wholesale Market (6108)  2014-05-22    (265)
日本批發市場的發展概況 與問題
The Situation and Problems of Japan’s Wholesale Market   Mari Izumi Japan-Cooperative General Research Institute   Explanatory Note for Translation   This report describes the situation and problems of Japan’s wholesale market. The report was..
 
Economy and Agriculture in Thailand (17952)  2014-05-09    (356)
泰國農業與其重要經濟角色
Charuk Singhapreecha Faculty of economics, Chiang Mai University   Introduction   This paper addresses the role of Thailand’s past and present agricultural sector.  The analysis is focused primarily on agricultural development in Thailand which has acceler..
 
Japanese Agricultural Policy Reforms after FY 2014 (Part 1) (7262)  2014-05-05    (310)
2014年日本農業政策改革(I)
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan   INTRODUCTION In December 2012, the Liberal Democratic Party won the 46th Japanese general election and President Shinzo Abe became the Prime Minister again. The second Abe Shinzo cabinet had been reviewing ex..
 
Afforestation to Make the Earth Greener (1142)  2014-04-29    (247)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In order to promote tree-planting and greening, the Forestry Bureau organized the "Arbor Month" drive running from March 1st to 31st. During this period, the 8 forest district offices invited lo..
 
Animal-friendly Egg Production System (1045)  2014-04-29    (235)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   To assist the implementation of animal-friendly hen breeding, the Council of Agriculture drew up the Animal-friendly Egg Production System Definition and Guideline, and delivered it to relevant government auth..
 
“Chilled” or “Defrosted” Meat on Display Should be Clearly Labeled (1253)  2014-04-29    (260)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Chicken meat is one of the daily necessities in Taiwan. In order to strengthen the management over chilled and defrosted meat, the Council of Agriculture announced that the enzyme inspection method will s..
 
From Vegetable Farms to Schools (1321)  2014-04-29    (266)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   To let the young generation eat more healthy food, the Council of Agriculture has assisted the New Taipei City Government to establish the Organic Vegetable Supply System, which integrates farm production..
 
The Establishment of Agricultural Technology Research Institute (1523)  2014-04-29    (247)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In order to actively develop a market-oriented, high added-value agriculture industry supported by advanced technology, the Council of Agriculture officially announced the establishment of the Agricultura..
 
Taiwan’s Rice Quality Seal Ensures 100% Safety (1358)  2014-04-29    (265)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Council of Agriculture (COA) is encouraging restaurant owners who serve 100% rice products to adopt the Taiwan Rice Quality Seal.  The aim is to help people become aware of the source of rice the..
 
The First White Dolphin Reserve (1398)  2014-04-29    (243)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Taiwan will establish its first marine wildlife sanctuary to protect the Chinese white dolphin, or Sousa chinensis. This was announced last April 21 by the Forestry Bureau under the ROC Council of Agricul..
 
Allotment Gardens and Community Farms in Japan (1796)  2014-04-29    (251)
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction Allotment gardens and community farms are small-sized farms where non-farmers can enjoy the experience of farming by growing rice, vegetables, fruits, flowers, etc. Some non-farmers who are bored with lif..
 
Promoting Agricultural Products' Traceability System in Restaurants to Protect Consumer Rights (1173)  2014-04-22    (261)
  Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Four large corporations in the restaurant and hotel industry in Taiwan, under the assistance of the Council of Agriculture (COA), promised to give priority to choosing foods with traceability s..
 
A Nationwide Movement Boosts Food-sufficiency Rate (1327)  2014-04-22    (242)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Ranging from carbohydrates (rice, wheat), protein (soybeans) to fat (peanuts, sesame seeds), only whole grains and legumes can readily satisfy the bulk of the human body’s nutritional needs. The ave..
 
Large Multinational Corporation Invests in Taiwan with Licensed Technology Transfer (1191)  2014-04-22    (248)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Following the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Council of Agriculture (COA), the Germany-based world's fourth-largest supplier of avian vaccines Lohmann Animal Health GmbH & ..
 
Expanding Organic Agriculture Production (1337)  2014-04-22    (251)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Council of Agriculture gives full support to the development of organic farming in suitable regions while integrating production, lifestyle, and ecology together. Moreover, organic agriculture should ..
 
Purchase Produce Grown Locally – Farmers' Markets (1379)  2014-04-22    (248)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In addition to energy saving and carbon reduction, carbon footprint reduction has become an emerging environmental protection indicator. Carbon footprint refers to the amount of land, energy, water, etc. ..
 
Taiwan signs the Economic Cooperation Agreement with New Zealand (1234)  2014-04-22    (236)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Taiwan signed the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC) with New Zealand on July 10 th, 2013 which not only will..
 
Seeking and Coping with New Opportunities in Response to ANZTEC Agreement (1336)  2014-04-22    (269)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Taiwan signed the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC) with New Zealand on July 10 th 2013.  Accordin..
 
Rural villages to ‘touch your heart’ (1218)  2014-04-22    (248)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Recent development trends in the rural village, such as establishing farmers’ markets, promoting agricultural tourism and entrepreneurial ventures etc., have revitalized the rustic culture of Taiwan..
 
Drawing Youngsters Back Out to the Wild (1152)  2014-04-22    (235)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association In the hopes of providing youngsters with a one-of-a-kind holiday experience, the Forestry Bureau of COA launched its first-ever summer camp in 2012, in which student volunteers got up close and personal with the na..
 
Agricultural Disaster Compensation System in Japan (Part 1) (1769)  2014-04-18    (270)
Fumihiro Kabuta, Ph.D. Policy Research Coordinator, Policy Research Institute Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   INTRODUCTION Agricultural Disaster Compensation System shall be a public insurance system that has been implemented as the Government ..
 
Transfer of Rural Labor Force to Other Sectors in China (2816)  2014-04-14    (275)
中國農村勞動力轉移至其他部門的政策
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   INTRODUCTION In recent decade, structural problems in the transfer of rural labor force to other sectors for employment were prominent. In certain are..
 
China is Promoting Development of Farmers’ Cooperatives (1909)  2014-04-14    (274)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Introduction In order to promote and regulate the development of farmers’ cooperatives, the central authorities have been strengthening support for..
 
Law No. 41/2009 on Protection of Sustainable Food Crops Farmland in Indonesia (2943)  2014-04-09    (301)
Iqbal Rafani Researcher, Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture, the Republic of Indonesia Email: iqbalrafani@yahoo.com   Introduction It is believed that the protection and improvement of the general we..
 
Regulation of Indonesian Minister of Agriculture Number 81/2013 on Technical Guidance Procedures for the Conversion of Sustainable Agricultural Land (1515)  2014-04-09    (257)
Iqbal Rafani Researcher, Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture, the Republic Indonesia Email: iqbalrafani@yahoo.com   Introduction The Law number 41/2009 has been set to govern the protection of sustain..
 
Expanding Support for Agri-food Export Infrastructure in Korea (1291)  2014-04-01    (245)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Korean government has prepared various support measures to ..
 
Increase in Fixed Direct Payment for Rice for 2014 in Korea (2972)  2014-04-01    (262)
韓國提高2014年稻米固定直接給付金額
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) ann..
 
Korea’s Plan for Promotion of Tomato Exports (3034)  2014-04-01    (217)
韓國促進番茄外銷計畫
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) ann..
 
Korea's Native Bee Species Preservation Project (1329)  2014-04-01    (254)
  Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MA..
 
The gate price system for Japan’s pork imports (8464)  2014-03-28    (281)
日本進口豬肉的門檻價格制度
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction Japan is one of the major nations in the global pork industry. Worldwide, Japan is ranked sixth in pork consumption, ninth in pork production, and first in pork imports (note 1). Domestic production contr..
 
Public Sector Investments in Science, Technology and Innovation for Inclusive Growth and Competitive Economy in the Philippines: A Focus on Agriculture (8904)  2014-03-26    (280)
Public Sector Investments in Science, Technology and Innovation for Inclusive Growth and Competitive Economy in the Philippines: A Focus on Agriculture[1]   Albert Perez Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa, Jose Raymond A. Manalo andPatricio S. Faylon[2] ..
 
Republic Act No. 10000: Providing Agricultural and Agrarian Reform Credit (7475)  2014-03-26    (278)
Republic Act No. 10000: Providing Agricultural and Agrarian Reform Credit[1] Albert P. Aquino, Princess Alma B. Ani and Aleta Belissa D. Correa[2]   Introduction Access to credit is important in the development of the agricultural sector in the Philippines. The Asian Developm..
 
The Climate Change Act of 2009: Philippines’ Response to World’s Changing Condition (17081)  2014-03-19    (245)
The Climate Change Act of 2009: Philippines’ Response to World’s Changing Condition[1] Albert P. Aquino, Christian L. Abeleda and Princess Alma B. Ani [2]   Introduction Climate change is the most serious and most pervasive threat facing humanity today[3]. The Int..
 
Republic Act No. 10611: Strengthening the Philippine Food Safety Regulatory System (19738)  2014-03-19    (286)
Republic Act No. 10611: Strengthening the Philippine Food Safety Regulatory System[1] Albert P. Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa, and Princess Alma B. Ani[2] Introduction Food, as one of the basic needs of man, provides the health requirements of a person in order to live.  The av..
 
The Law No.12/1992 Governing Plant Cultivation System in Indonesia (1743)  2014-03-14    (254)
The Law No.12/1992 Governing Plant Cultivation System in Indonesia   Reni Kustiari Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socioeconomic and Policy Studies Ministry of Agriculture, the Republic of Indonesia, email:kustiarireni@yahoo.com   INTROD..
 
Food Security Policies of Vietnam (4424)  2014-03-14    (299)
Tran Cong Thang Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam   INTRODUCTION Food, especially rice, is very important for Vietnam. Basically Vietnam has favorable conditions for rice production with its tropical weather, available land and wa..
 
Experiments on Registration of Right to Manage Contracted Land (1378)  2014-03-06    (267)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction The CPC (Communist Party of China) Central Committee’s Document No.1 in 2008 asked to “strengthen regulation and administration of rural..
 
China Agricultural Product Market Control Policy (2152)  2014-03-06    (255)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction After more than 30 years of exploration and practice, marketing of agricultural products has been liberalized in China. Prices of agricultural products..
 
Increasing Subsidies for China’s Agriculture (3129)  2014-03-06    (283)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction In accordance with the CPC Central Committee’s Document No.1 for 2011, the central authorities continued to increase investment in agriculture..
 
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in Japan (1526)  2014-03-03    (265)
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Identified cases of Japanese cows infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a progressive neurological disorder of cattle that results from infection by prions, which are..
 
Traceable Agricultural Products System (1543)  2014-02-25    (231)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   With the increasing awareness of food safety, consumers have put more and more emphasis on food origin and food safety. Consumers also purchase agricultural products from internet based cyber stores. This awar..
 
Promotional Activities of TAP System (1285)  2014-02-25    (224)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Imagine every dining table serving only TAP products. To achieve this vision, intense promotions were organized by the Council of Agriculture (COA), in order to promote TAP products, offer better chan..
 
Quality Agriculture—CAS Excellent Down Products (1282)  2014-02-25    (244)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The processing and the export of Taiwan's down products is the third largest in the world, which yielded an export value of US$254 million (equal to NTD 7.48 billion) and is regarded as the role model prod..
 
Control of Rabies in Pets (1227)  2014-02-25    (231)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Stray dogs are a big problem in Taiwan.  Most of the stray dogs were abandoned by their owners, and local governments have devoted efforts to address this issue. According to sample survey conduc..
 
Avian Influenza (AI) Outbreak in Korea (1329)  2014-02-17    (235)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) ann..
 
Designation of Horse Industry Special Zone (1262)  2014-02-17    (234)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) ann..
 
Agricultural Budget in 2014 (2731)  2014-02-17    (261)
2014年韓國農業預算概述
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) ann..
 
Agricultural Machine Export in 2013 (1276)  2014-02-17    (230)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) announced that..
 
Overview of Food Security and Policy Directions in Taiwan (5127)  2014-02-17    (262)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association Introduction Global climate change, frequent natural disasters and increasing cost of oil have severely affected agricultural production. These affect farmers’ desire to sustain farming business directly. ..
 
Policy Planning and Management of Agricultural Science and Technology in Taiwan (2861)  2014-02-14    (254)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association Introduction Agriculture leverages natural resource to produce products, such as: food, lumber, fabric etc. The overall agricultural GDP has degraded since the rapid development of industrialization and commerci..
 
The Law No. 19/2013 on the Protection and Empowerment of Farmers in Indonesia (2133)  2014-02-14    (305)
Iqbal Rafani Researcher at Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture, the Republic of Indonesia email: iqbalrafani@yahoo.com   Introduction It is believed that farmers have provided real contribution in the..
 
Overview of Agricultural Policies in Vietnam (8264)  2014-02-13    (303)
Ph.D Tran Cong Thang Lead of Division of Strategy and Policy Research- Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development   Introduction Since the “Doimoi” in 1986, Vietnam has carried out remarkable reforms in the agricultural sector, both..
 
China Agricultural Extension: History, Current Status and Supply-Demand Characteristics (3816)  2014-02-10    (244)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Extension has been playing an important role in agriculture development for a long time. It has disseminated many kinds of agricultural technologies and thus greatly..
 
Regulations on Administration of Agricultural Genetically Modified Organisms Safety (1409)  2014-02-07    (245)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   (Adopted from the 38th Executive Meeting of the State Council on May 9, 2001, promulgated by Decree No. 304 of the State Council of the People's Republic..
 
Regulations on Pesticide Administration (1416)  2014-02-07    (245)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   (Promulgated by Decree No. 216 of the State Council of the People's Republic of China on May 8, 1997, amended in accordance with the Decision of the Stat..
 
Non-Agricultural Companies’ Entry into the Agricultural Industry in Japan (3368)  2014-02-07    (297)
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan Introduction The entry of non-agricultural companies into the agricultural industry is a recent trend in Japan. Various types of companies, such as construction companies, staffing agencies, and electrical equipment companies, a..
 
Chinese Silence about the Failed Thai Rice Deal (1318)  2014-02-07    (250)
Ronald G. Mangubat Information Officer of FFTC   Academicians and exporters believe that there is something very fishy about the Thai government’s rice deal with a Chinese state enterprise, with some saying that the revocation of the deal could be due to the government&rsquo..
 
Farmers Reaping Benefits with Apps (3774)  2014-01-28    (245)
日本農民使用應用軟體 獲得利潤
Ronald G.  Mangubat Information Officer of FFTC   Farmers at the Hikone Shiga Prefecture in Japan are becoming popular because they use the smartphone apps to help monitor crops and control production costs while the rapid aging farmer population continues to dwindle. Ac..
 
Horticultural Import Policy in Indonesia (1799)  2014-01-23    (276)
Dr. Reni Kustiari Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socioeconomic and Policy Studies Ministry of Agriculture, The Republic of Indonesia, email:kustiarireni@yahoo.com   Background Expenditure on fresh horticulture products by urban consumers..
 
The Current Situation of China's Land System (3811)  2014-01-22    (246)
中國大陸土地制度現況與改革方向
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   China's land is divided by ownership: State-owned and collective-owned. According to the relevant provisions of the Constitution and the Land Management ..
 
The Logic of China’s Current Land System Reform (1919)  2014-01-22    (257)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Land is one of the most fundamental production factors in economic activities. In China, the land is state-owned and collectively-owned, that the following b..
 
China’s New Agricultural Land Policies from the 3rd Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee (1468)  2014-01-22    (249)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   “The Decision on Major Issues Concerning Comprehensively Deepening Reforms” was adopted at the close of the Third Plenary Session of the 18th ..
 
About the NongHyup Economic Research Institute, Korea (1929)  2014-01-20    (239)
Dohan Song, Ph.D. Director of Macro-Financial Research Unit NongHyup Economic Research Institute, Seoul, Korea   Historical background The Nonghyup Economic Research Institute (here after NHERI) has long been recognized as a unique research institution that is able to per..
 
Farmers Remain Unpaid by BAAC (3470)  2014-01-16    (241)
泰國稻穀收購制度成為政局動亂與選舉勝負的關鍵
Ronald G. Mangubat Information Officer of FFTC   The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives or BAAC in Thailand reportedly has 55 billion baht in liquid assets but its board still refuses to advance money to unpaid farmers who pledged paddy for the current main crop. ..
 
The Law No. 18/2012 Governing Food Security in Indonesia (5303)  2014-01-15    (293)
Dr. Iqbal Rafani Researcher at Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia, email: iqbalrafani@yahoo.com   Introduction Food is a primary basic human need and its fulfillment is part of human r..
 
Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization and Automation (1435)  2014-01-02    (219)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The mechanization and automation of agriculture are direct pathways to increase the production efficiency and product quality, by reducing cost and labor demands while improving working environment.  Sinc..
 
The Sustainability and Productivity of Agricultural Lands (1335)  2014-01-02    (268)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Fertilizers are important materials to the production potential of agricultural land, which are used to increase production potential, maintain high yield and product quality. They will degrade land ferti..
 
Standards for the Inspection of Public Stock Paddy (1365)  2014-01-02    (235)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Standards were enacted in accordance with Article 9 of the Food Administration Act. The standards were first promulgated on October 30, 1999, and then were amended three times, the..
 
Risk Management and Food Reserve Mechanism (1543)  2014-01-02    (247)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Risk management In recent years, global climate change has caused instability in the production and supply of staple foods around the world. In response, and on the basis of concepts drawn from &ldquo..
 
Based in Taiwan to Deploy throughout World (1200)  2013-12-31    (268)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Marching towards International stage to achieve the goal of “Based in Taiwan to Deploy throughout World” In recent years the COA has set “based in Taiwan to deploy throughout the wor..
 
Oncidium Industry Actively Expands International Market (1334)  2013-12-31    (255)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Oncidium grown in Taiwan has excellent quality and is one of the major export cut flowers to Japan. Some 27 million Oncidiums were exported to Japan in 2012, accounting for some 92% of Japan imported Onci..
 
Organic Hotspots (1264)  2013-12-31    (246)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In collaboration with the Ecological Agriculture and Natural Foods Promotion Association of the Republic of China (EANFA), the Council of Agriculture (COA) has successfully nurtured eight regions across the na..
 
CAS – Taiwan Premium Agricultural Products (1476)  2013-12-31    (257)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association     The Logo of Certified Agricultural Standards (CAS) represents the certification for the Taiwan premium domestic agricultural produce and their processed products. According to the principl..
 
Ban on Slaughter of Live Poultry in Traditional Wet Markets (1476)  2013-12-31    (235)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   It is estimated that a total of 20,000 chickens are killed in traditional markets in Taiwan each day, a relatively small number compared to the number of birds butchered in the 79 licensed poultry slaughterhou..
 
“ Small Landlords and Large Tenants ” Program (1349)  2013-12-31    (262)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   To prompt the transactions and boost the utilization of farm land, as well as to encourage the long-term leasing of farm land by old peasants or farmers not keen on farming, the Council of Agriculture has..
 
Kimchi Culture Festival in 2013 (1403)  2013-12-31    (234)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), in..
 
Rural Rejuvenation (1285)  2013-12-31    (223)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Rural Rejuvenation Act was promulgated on August 4, 2010. The Act is enacted to facilitate the rural sustainability, its revitalization and rejuvenation, to improve production infrastructure, to conse..
 
Rice Procurement Policy (1398)  2013-12-31    (241)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In Taiwan, the government has had a program for purchasing rice at guaranteed prices since 1974. However, Taiwan’s rice procurement policy underwent adjustments over the years. The unlimited rice procure..
 
Rice Industry (1380)  2013-12-31    (228)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Rice is the most important staple food in Taiwan.  In recent years, about 260,000 hectares of paddy field was cultivated to rice annually with an output of about 1.2 million tons of brown rice. The Agricu..
 
Republic Act 7607: Empowering Smallhold Farmers in their Economic Endeavors (8197)  2013-12-30    (260)
Republic Act 7607: Empowering Smallhold Farmers in their Economic Endeavors[1] Albert P. Aquino, Virma Anne A. Lim and Princess Alma B. Ani[2] Introduction Agriculture plays a vital role in the Philippine economy. Of the 30 million hectares of land in the country, one-third is devoted..
 
Community Order in Japanese Agriculture (3029)  2013-12-30    (249)
社區規範對日本農業的影響
Community Order in Japanese Agriculture Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Community order and free-market competition Japanese agriculture is not sustainable without community order. To understand the importance of community order, it is useful to..
 
Thailand’s Rice Pledging Schemes in Trouble (3190)  2013-12-24    (247)
泰國稻米收購計畫面臨抉擇
Ronald G.  Mangubat Information officer of FFTC   As peoples of the world remain at the edge of their seats waiting for developments to unfold in the continuing political crisis in Thailand, the liquidity-crunched rice-pledging scheme in this country seem to be headed at a c..
 
R&D and Policy Directions for Effective Control of Fusarium Wilt Disease of Cavendish Banana in the Asia-Pacific Region (4788)  2013-12-23    (276)
亞太地區香蕉黃葉病有效防治的研發與政策方向
R&D and Policy Directions for Effective Control of Fusarium Wilt Disease of Cavendish Banana in the Asia-Pacific Region[1]   Albert P. Aquino, Genny G. Bandoles, and Virma Anne A. Lim[2]   Introduction As a major staple food crop, banana is widely cultivated..
 
Japan’s Reformed Gentan Rice Program Viewed as too late by Farmers (3369)  2013-12-18    (253)
日本稻米政策改革 在農民看來為時已晚
Yutsai Huang Director, Food and Fertilizer Technology Center   For several decades now, Japan government’s mandatory quota-based program called “gentan” (減反)or paddy reduction, has been designed to keep rice prices artificially high. Critics say the program ..
 
Republic Act 10601: Improving the Agriculture and Fisheries Sector through Mechanization (5839)  2013-12-16    (278)
Republic Act 10601: Improving the Agriculture and Fisheries Sector through Mechanization[1] Albert P. Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa and Princess Alma B. Ani[2] Introduction Farm mechanization can enhance the efficiency of both land and labor, inputs that are vital in sustaining food..
 
National Food Authority: Its Role in Price Stability and Food Security (13014)  2013-12-16    (300)
National Food Authority: Its Role in Price Stability and Food Security [1] Albert P. Aquino, Carl Rookie O. Daquio and Princess Alma B. Ani[2] Introduction Rice is a major agricultural commodity in the country.  More than two million households or roughly 10 million Filipinos are..
 
Korea Proposed Amendments to their “Agricultural Commodities/Crops Disaster Insurance” Coverage on May 2nd, 2013 (2718)  2013-12-16    (285)
韓國政府發布農作物災害保險修正方案
Chan Ik Chun, Ph. D. Agricultural Economist, Food and Fertilizer Technology Center   The Korean authorities in a desire to ameliorate the disaster losses of affected Korean farm households, have deployed assiduous assistance and disaster relief efforts, to help the farming sector..
 
Developing Plans for Horseback Riding Industry in Korea (1486)  2013-12-11    (233)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) announ..
 
Designation of Dietary Education Institutes in Korea (1320)  2013-12-11    (237)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) announ..
 
Joint workshop for Enhancing the Plant Quarantine Pest Monitoring and Investigation Capabilities with FAO (1465)  2013-12-11    (457)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) announ..
 
The 2013 Korean Food Fair in Hong Kong (1770)  2013-12-11    (262)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) and Ko..
 
Rice Development Policy in Indonesia (2137)  2013-12-11    (295)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Assistant Minister for International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, the Republic of Indonesia, email:tahlim@indo.net.id   Background Rice is the main staple food for more than 95% of the Indonesian population. In the production side, rice farm..
 
Law of the People's Republic of China on the Agricultural Technology Extension (1692)  2013-12-09    (257)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China    (Adopted from the 2nd Session of the 8th National People's Congress on July 2, 1993; amended in accordance with the Decision on Amending the Law of the Peo..
 
The 12th Five-Year Plan for Agricultural Science and Technology Development (2287)  2013-12-09    (253)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Background The 12th Five-Year period (2011-2015) is very critical for the country’s further industrialization, urbanization and agricultural modern..
 
Magna Carta for Science & Tehnology Personnel: Bridging the Gap to Keep the Filipino S&T Workers (6971)  2013-12-09    (244)
Magna Carta for Science & Tehnology Personnel: Bridging the Gap to Keep the Filipino S&T Workers[1]   Albert P. Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa, Anita G. Tidon and Princess Alma B. Ani[2] Introduction Brain drain is a phenomenon wherein skilled professionals emigr..
 
Executive Order 226: Creating an Environment for a Vibrant Investment in the Philippines (3565)  2013-12-09    (277)
Executive Order 226: Creating an Environment for a Vibrant Investment in the Philippines [1] Albert P. Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa, and Princess Alma B. Ani[2] Introduction Investments are the prime movers of an economy. In the Philippines, among the preferred activities i..
 
Ecological Solid Waste Management Act: Environmental Protection Through Proper Solid Waste Practice (108666)  2013-12-09    (271)
Ecological Solid Waste Management Act: Environmental Protection Through Proper Solid Waste Practices[1]   Albert P. Aquino, Jamaica Angelica P. Deriquito, and Meliza A. Festejo[2]   Introduction Waste mismanagement has serious environmental effects making the pa..
 
Proposed Policy Measures to Reduce Impact of Fusarium wilt on the Cavendish Banana Industry in the Philippines (1654)  2013-12-05    (262)
Chih-Ping Chao Director, Taiwan Banana Research Institute (TBRI)   The dreaded trans-boundary Fusarium wilt of banana, caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp cubense tropical race 4, FOC TR4, has now devastated many Cavendish banana production areas in the Asian Pacific region includ..
 
The Challenges of Achieving Optimal Balance between Crop Productivity and Sustainability in a Changing Climate (2797)  2013-12-05    (270)
The Challenges of Achieving Optimal Balance between Crop Productivity and Sustainability in a Changing Climate[1]*   Holger Meinke1,2 1 Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS 7001, Australia 2 Centre for Crop Systems Analysis, Wageningen U..
 
Agricultural Commissions in Japan (1806)  2013-12-03    (249)
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   In Japan, the Agricultural Commission is a unique administrative organization system that manages various agricultural land issues at the local level. In spite of its importance, only a few English-language studies have d..
 
A Brief Review of the Crop Insurance Program in Korea (1673)  2013-11-29    (292)
Dohan Song, Ph.D. Director of Financial Research Unit NongHyup Economic Research Institute Seoul, Korea About the Crop Insurance Program In Korea, the Crop Insurance Program (here after, CIP) was first introduced in 2001 in an attempt to compensate farmers from possible catast..
 
Crop Insurance Program in Korea (5333)  2013-11-28    (277)
韓國農作物保險制度
Yutsai Huang, Ph.D. Director, Food and Fertilizer Technology Center   As a result of climate change, rainfall patterns shift or extreme events such as drought and floods become more frequent. Crop insurance is therefore a key in assisting farmers lessen the negative financial imp..
 
Korean Government Promotes Direct Marketing of Agricultural Products (2835)  2013-11-27    (267)
韓國政府全力推動國產農產品直銷通路
Yutsai Huang, Ph.D. Director, Food and Fertilizer Technology Center   In small farm household countries, farm products take many distribution stages from farm gates to consumers. The huge gap between farmers’ income and retail price has been the point of criticism for many ..
 
Introduction of School Lunch Program in Japan and Korea (2837)  2013-11-27    (260)
日本與韓國學校午餐的啟示
Yutsai Huang, Ph.D. Director, Food and Fertilizer Technology Center   School lunches were extended to all elementary schools in Japan in 1952, and with the enactment of the school lunch law, to junior high schools in 1954. Today, 99% of elementary school students and 82% of junio..
 
Major Shift of Japanese Rice Policy (1330)  2013-11-27    (248)
Chan-Ik Chun Agricultural Economist of FFTC   The Japanese government said on November 26 it will terminate the decades-old “gentan (減反)” rice production adjustment system (rice production quota system) as early as fiscal 2018. Japan has begun the policy since 197..
 
The GAP Labels System of Taiwan (1615)  2013-11-27    (235)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In order to assist farmers to produce vegetables and fruits which are safe for consumption and easy to identify, the Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA) has been working on consumers’ awareness of ..
 
Organic Farming Certification of Taiwan (2023)  2013-11-27    (233)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   While the improving economy and information technology, people are increasingly aware of food security of agricultural products. Therefore, organic agricultural products have now become familiar and popular. F..
 
Sanitation and Safety Control of Agricultural Products (1464)  2013-11-27    (244)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Taiwan government has established a complete control system to monitor and test pesticide residues on agricultural products.  COA is in charge of the process before products go to the market and th..
 
The Promotion of Traceability in Agricultural Products (1574)  2013-11-27    (261)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association The promotion of traceability in agricultural goods is one of the main itineraries on New Agricultural Project by the Council of Agriculture (COA).  Ever since the Agricultural Production and Certification Act have ..
 
Agricultural Science & Technology Policy Briefs of Recent 10 “No. 1 Documents” Issued by the CPC (1315)  2013-11-26    (242)
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor, School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University of China   Background: “No. 1 Document” used to refer to the first document issued by CPC (Communist Party of China) every calendar year.  Today..
 
Establishing New Agricultural Value Chains (1747)  2013-11-25    (232)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Council of Agriculture (COA) promoted to establish new agricultural value chains as its new policy direction for 2013. In the face of challenges such as increased economic and trade liberalization, cl..
 
Developing Rice-based Food Products (1384)  2013-11-25    (250)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In response to domestic demand for gastronomic diversity, Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) has been developing rice-based food products in recent years, ranging from the creation of various inn..
 
Amended Act Governing Food Sanitation Lifts Ban on Beef Containing Ractopamine (1289)  2013-11-25    (253)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Updated food safety act allows for new drug residue levels, Legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation on July 25, lifting the ban on beef containing the leanness-enhancing drug ractopa..
 
Science and Technology in Chinese Agriculture: 1978 – 2008 (1704)  2013-11-25    (263)
Zhen Zhong Asistant Professor, School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University of China   Since 1978, science and technology in Chinese agriculture has entered a new era: agricultural research institutes have expanded; number of people involving ..
 
Meat Processing Industry Vitalization Measure in Korea (1699)  2013-11-22    (260)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) and..
 
2013 Korean Food Fair in Chongqing (China) (1382)  2013-11-22    (254)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) and..
 
Korea to host IDF 2018 World Dairy Summit (1465)  2013-11-22    (253)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) ann..
 
Unifying the organic processed food management system in Korea (1290)  2013-11-22    (241)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) ann..
 
Providing the real transaction prices of farmland in Korea (2498)  2013-11-22    (258)
韓國政府將公布農地 實際交易價格資訊
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) ann..
 
Farmland Bank Project of Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC) (4334)  2013-11-22    (278)
韓國農地銀行活化農地
Sung-Jae Chun Public-Service Advocate of Korea 1. Introduction on the Farmland Bank Project (1) Purposes The purposes of the farmland bank project are to achieve optimal size for farmland scale, efficient usage of farmlands, improvement of the agricultural structure and the stabil..
 
Taiwan Plans to Tighten Pension Eligibility for Elderly Farmers (1353)  2013-11-22    (244)
Chan-Ik Chun Agricultural Economist, FFTC   On Nov. 8, the Cabinet of Taiwan government tightened rules governing eligibility for the elderly farmers’ monthly pension in a bid to prevent “pseudo-farmers” cashing in on the welfare system which costs the governmen..
 
Enhanced Applications of Science-based Technologies for Climate-smart Crop Production System (1298)  2013-11-19    (241)
Felino P. Lansigan Professor, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, the Philippines E-mails: fplansigan@uplb.edu.ph; fplansigan@yahoo.com   Climate change is a reality that is posing a very real threat to agricultural production and food security. Appropriat..
 
Agro-Meteorological Database for Climate-Smart Rice Production (1504)  2013-11-19    (239)
Tsuneo Kuwagata, Mayumi Yoshimoto, Yasushi Ishigooka, Toshihiro Hasegawa, and Motoki Nishimori National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan E-mail: kuwa@affrc.go.jp   Rice productivity and quality in Japan is being impacted by global warming and..
 
Master Plan for Sustainable Agricultural Production in the Face of Climate Change in Korea (1440)  2013-11-19    (219)
Kee-Kyung Kang Agro-Ecosystem Laboratory, National Academy of Agricultural Science, Rural Development Administration, Republic of Korea E-mail: kkkang@korea.kr   In response to changing climate and its adverse effects, the government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) has enacted..
 
2013 Korean Food Fair in USA (1411)  2013-11-15    (256)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) and..
 
Crop Health Management (1522)  2013-11-15    (238)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association         Food safety has become a major challenge for many countries in the past years. The safety issues exist in every process of the food chain, such as: from production, manufact..
 
Special Inspection of Environmentally Friendly Agricultural Products (1289)  2013-11-14    (232)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) and..
 
Dairy Market Trend in Korea (1688)  2013-11-14    (254)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), and K..
 
Market Stabilization Plan for Garlic Produced in 2013 (1303)  2013-11-14    (255)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) ann..
 
Korea's BSE Control System and National Status in OIE (1310)  2013-11-14    (244)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) held a..
 
Quarantine Agreement for Export of Pears and Bell Peppers with Peru (1552)  2013-11-14    (257)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency announced that Korean pe..
 
Fund for Promoting Agro-food Technology Commercialization (1596)  2013-11-14    (243)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) is ..
 
Horticulture Facility Insurance Plan (3444)  2013-11-14    (270)
韓國農部辦理園藝設施保險計畫
 Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) ..
 
Estimated Korean Rice Production in 2013 (2587)  2013-11-14    (272)
韓國2013年稻米產量預測
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) annou..
 
Japan Plans to Cut Subsidies of Rice Farmers (3526)  2013-11-07    (244)
日本稻米政策面臨重大變革
Yutsai Huang Director, Food and Fertilizer Center (FFTC)   Rice policy has been, and still is, the core policy of Japanese agriculture. Rice industry is highly protected by the Japanese government. In order to secure sustainability and create an environment where all motivated fa..
 
Soybean Development Policy in Indonesia (1657)  2013-11-06    (276)
Tahlim Sudaryanto Assistant Minister for International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, the Republic of Indonesia, email:tahlim@indo.net.id Background As part of food security policy, the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) of the Republic of Indonesia has set the target to ach..
 
The Impacts of AFTA to the Main Food Crops Sector in Indonesia (3799)  2013-11-04    (308)
Saktyanu Kristyantoadi Dermoredjo 1, Tahlim Sudaryanto 2, and Masyhuri3 1 Researcher in Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio-Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia e-mail : saktyanuadi@..
 
The History of Japan’s Post-Pacific-War Rice Policy (2338)  2013-11-01    (257)
Yoshihisa GODO Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Rice, being a staple food of the Japanese, is the most important crop in Japan’s agricultural sector. This paper describes the history of Japanese rice policy after the Pacific War up to the present times (note 1). ..
 
The Current Status and Future Perspective sof Agricultural Trade in Thailand under ASEAN Free Trade (3910)  2013-10-31    (299)
Kampanat Pensupar1*, Itthipong Mahathanaseth2, Panan Nurancha 3 1 Center for Applied Economic Research, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand 10900; E-mail address: fecoknp@ku.ac.th 2 Department of Agricultural Economics and Resources, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsa..
 
Current Status and Future Perspectives of Agricultural Trade: The Case of Malaysia (5504)  2013-10-31    (290)
Nik Rozana Nik Mohd Masdek*, Tengku Mohd Ariff Tengku Ahmad* and Abu Kasim Ali* *Economic and Technology Management Research Centre, MARDI Headquarters, Malaysia e-mail: nrozana@mardi.gov.my   ABSTRACT This paper evaluated the prospects of further agricultural trade liber..
 
Vietnam Agricultural Value Chain in the FTA of Asian Region (6679)  2013-10-31    (279)
Dao The Anh[1] Nguyen Van Son[2] Abstract There are many studies about the effects of FTA on Vietnam economy. However, the research on FTAs regarding its relationship with agriculture is limited. This study examines the relationship between FTAs in Asian region and the agricultural va..
 
Trade Liberalization and Rice Farming in Japan and Heilongjiang China (3993)  2013-10-28    (263)
Toshiyuki Kako Kibi International University e-mail: kako@kobe-u.ac.jp   ABSTRACT Japan has been pushing forward trade liberalization, and the country’s average tariff rate is at 4.9%, which is low by international standard. Agricultural imports increased rapidly wi..
 
Food Security and Regional Free Trade Agreement in Taiwan (4044)  2013-10-25    (278)
Ching-Cheng Chang Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica Department of Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University Email:  Emily@econ.sinica.edu.tw   ABSTRACT The report focuses on the current state of food security in Taiwan, main indicators and key chal..
 
Threats and Opportunities of Agricultural Trade Liberalization for East Asian Countries (1803)  2013-10-25    (253)
Rhung-Jieh Woo Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University   Abstract   Trade liberalization is an irreversible trend keep influencing the domestic and international agricultural sectors. However, agricultural trade liberalization not ..
 
ASEAN FTA: Is It Creating Agricultural Trades? (5640)  2013-10-23    (274)
Song Soo Lim songsoo@korea.ac.kr Dept. of Food and Resource Economics, Korea University, Seoul, Korea   Abstract ASEAN member countries have an abundant resource including land and mineral deposits. As the region has embraced globalization and market openness, it is reali..
 
The Effects of FTAs and Compensation Measures in Korean Agriculture (2503)  2013-10-23    (268)
Joo-Ho Song and Han-Phil Moon Korea Rural Economic Institute(KREI), Hoigi, Seoul, South Korea e-mail: jhsong@krei.re.kr   ABSTRACT During the past 10 years since the signing of an FTA with Chile in 2002, Korea has signed 10 FTAs with 47 countries. As of July 2012, negotia..
 
Agricultural Imports, Trade Liberalization and Farm Income Supports in Japan (3908)  2013-10-22    (276)
Akihiko Hirasawa Norinchukin Research Institute co., ltd 1-1-12, Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0047 Japan e-mail: akihiko@nochuri.co.jp   ABSTRACT Land resource endowment, which is similar among monsoon Asian countries, and income levels are the main causes of u..
 
The ASEAN Economic Community 2015 and Regional Trade: Some Prospects for Agriculture (12075)  2013-10-22    (279)
Richard B. Daite Department of Economics University of the Philippines Los Baños email: rbdaite@gmail.com   ABSTRACT The establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community 2015 is seen as a bold effort to promote regional cooperation among the ASEAN member states. I..
 
Organic Agriculture Act Towards a Greener Philippines (7283)  2013-10-11    (290)
Organic Agriculture Act Towards a Greener Philippines[1] Albert P. Aquino, Jamaica Angelica P. Deriquito, and Meliza A. Festejo[2]   Introduction Organic agriculture started long before the promulgation of a state policy relating to it.  But it was in 2005 that was consi..
 
Republic Act 8293: Protecting the Intellectual Property in the Philippines (24576)  2013-10-11    (245)
Republic Act 8293: Protecting the Intellectual Property in the Philippines[1] Albert P. Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa, Anita G. Tidon and Princess Alma B. Ani[2] Background Intellectual property (IP) refers to any creation or product of the human mind or intellect. It can be an inve..
 
Conservation Direction for Premium Agriculture Land in Taiwan (1333)  2013-10-09    (251)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   With the combination of the Agricultural Development Act amendment (de-regulation) in 2000, and open trading of agriculture land and legacy issues from land reform; arose a set of issues. Arable land have..
 
Development of Recreational Farms (1253)  2013-10-09    (221)
Hwang-Jaw Lee PhD  Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association Some crops have lost their competitive advantage in traditional export markets since Taiwan joined the WTO. Many agriculture operation entities have either moved onto different crop growing or opening up new reven..
 
Presidential Decree 1144: Regulating the Fertilizer and Pesticide Industry in the Philippines (8721)  2013-10-08    (312)
Presidential Decree 1144: Regulating the Fertilizer and Pesticide Industry in the Philippines[1] Albert P. Aquino, Princess Alma B. Ani and Jamaica Angelica P. Derequito [2] Background In 1972-1973, the Philippines encountered significant decline in rice production due to typhoons..
 
Regulation of Farmland Conversion in Japan (2007)  2013-10-08    (258)
Yoshihisa GODO Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Japan is a mountainous country, with only 33% of its total land acreage as flat area.  Japan’s flat land area is much smaller than that of other, major developed countries such as the United States with 70% ..
 
Policy Efforts for Promoting Traditional Korean Liquors Industry (1344)  2013-10-08    (255)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Korean government has recently held the '2013 Korean Liquo..
 
Plan for Demand-Supply Stabilization of Korean Beef (1448)  2013-10-08    (257)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The cattle price in Korea has been decreasing since 2010. As of ea..
 
Plan for Applying Information & Communication Technology (ICT) into Agro-food industry (1508)  2013-10-08    (244)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs(MAFRA) has est..
 
Plan for Rice Public Stockholding in 2013 (1367)  2013-10-08    (274)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr     The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MA..
 
Plan to increase the number of local food direct sales stores (2801)  2013-10-08    (265)
韓國計畫增加國產農產品 直銷店數目
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) annou..
 
Plan for Alleviating Farming Human Resource Issues (1416)  2013-10-08    (220)
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   In order to alleviate the lack of farming human resource, the Mini..
 
Agriculture Land Policies of Taiwan (2354)  2013-09-26    (28)
Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association Preface Agriculture is the foundation of a country and it holds a significant responsibility for its citizens. With the rapid growth of our global economy, agriculture GDP has decreased gradually; but, it is sti..
 
Development of Recreational Agriculture (1537)  2013-09-24    (15)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association Recreational agriculture, is a secondary agricultural business which is derived from agriculture itself.  The simple concept is to combine agriculture, lifestyle, and ecology as a whole. The key elements are: 1) agricult..
 
Addressing Food Losses in the APEC Region (1520)  2013-09-24    (17)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Taiwan is an island with limited resources.  Through the years, the major focus is to promote production. Many policies were established to ensure self-sufficiency with selected export. In recent years, Taiwan ..
 
The Agricultural Labor Force in Japan (4403)  2013-09-03    (307)
日本農業勞動力
Yoshihisa GODO Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   1. Definition of “agricultural labor force”   In Japan, agricultural laborers are classified in one of the following two ways: “population mainly engaged in farming” and &ldquo..
 
The Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act of 1997: A Collective Approach to Competitiveness (4418)  2013-08-19    (360)
The Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act of 1997: A Collective Approach to Competitiveness[1] Albert P. Aquino, Anita G. Tidon, Princess Alma B. Ani and Meliza A. Festejo[2]   Background Republic Act 8435 or the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act of 1997 ..
 
Agricultural Tariffication Act: Tariff in lieu of Quantitative Import Restriction (2532)  2013-08-19    (322)
Agricultural Tariffication Act: Tariff in lieu of Quantitative Import Restriction[1] Albert P. Aquino, Jamaica Angelica P. Deriquito and Princess Alma B. Ani[2]   Commitment to the World Trade Organization – Uruguay Round Agreement The Philippines’ ratification of..
 
The Philippine Fisheries Code: National Policy for Sustainable Fisheries (2317)  2013-08-16    (302)
The Philippine Fisheries Code: National Policy for Sustainable Fisheries[1] Albert P. Aquino, Princess Alma B. Ani and Meliza A. Festejo[2]   Historical Development of the Philippine Fisheries Legislation Fishery specific policies in the Philippines were not apparent until 19..
 
Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law: The Long Road to Agrarian Reform in the Philippines (2491)  2013-08-16    (307)
Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law: The Long Road to Agrarian Reform in the Philippines[1] Albert P. Aquino, Princess Alma B. Ani and Melisa A. Festejo[2] Background Republic Act (RA) 6657 or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL), was signed into law by President Corazon C. Aqui..