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The Development of Food Varieties for Food Safety in Taiwan (242)  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)..
 
Pork Tracking and Timely Sourcing System Activated by Council of Agriculture (710)  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 ..
 
Guideline on Food Security in a State of Emergency (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan, October, 2015) (526)  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 ..
 
National food security resolution (1149)  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 (517)  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..
 
Ensuring Food Safety In Malaysia through Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standard (SPS) Measures (640)  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..
 
Malaysian Agricultural Qualty Standards (1378)  2016-05-24    (166)
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..
 
Strengthening Pesticide Management to Safeguard Agro-product Quality and Safety (478)  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..
 
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 ..
 
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) (2178)  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) (1427)  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) (2837)  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..
 
Administrative Measures for Food Recalls (955)  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..
 
Gap between Consumers and Producers via “Agri-product Business Inquiry” Launched (1584)  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..
 
Safety Management of Agricultural Products in Taiwan (2018)  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..
 
Recent Implementations in Promoting Local Production and Local Consumption of Taiwanese Food (2016)  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..
 
Government Sets Up Agricultural Food Safety Services Zone to Clarify Food Safety Rumors on the Internet (928)  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 (1003)  2015-05-06    (23)
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..
 
The Joint Inspection on Rice Products Activated by Agriculture and Food Agency and Ministry of Health and Welfare (1153)  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),..
 
Food Safety Policy Review (2259)  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..
 
The JAS Mark Food Labeling System (2993)  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..
 
Food Labeling Regulations Under the JAS Act (2885)  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..
 
Republic Act No. 8976: Establishing the Philippine Food Fortification Program (6704)  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..
 
The Domestic Beef Traceability System (1090)  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..
 
Department of Agriculture Administrative Order No. 8 Series of 2002: Importation and Commercialization of Modern Biotechnology-Derived Products (2452)  2014-11-05    (258)
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 National Medium- and Long-Term Plan for Animal Disease Control (2012-2020) (1042)  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..
 
Securing Stable Food Supply and Food Security in Japan (Part 2) (1320)  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..
 
Securing Stable Food Supply and Food Security in Japan (Part 1) (2724)  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..
 
The Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines: Securing Meat and Meat Products’ Safety from Farm to Table (14395)  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 ..
 
Policies on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Products in Indonesia (5346)  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..
 
A Nationwide Movement Boosts Food-sufficiency Rate (1324)  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 (1189)  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 (1335)  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 ..
 
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in Japan (1524)  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 (1541)  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..
 
Quality Agriculture—CAS Excellent Down Products (1279)  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..
 
Overview of Food Security and Policy Directions in Taiwan (5122)  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. ..
 
Regulations on Pesticide Administration (1414)  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..
 
The Law No. 18/2012 Governing Food Security in Indonesia (5299)  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..
 
Standards for the Inspection of Public Stock Paddy (1363)  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 (1539)  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..
 
Organic Hotspots (1261)  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 (1474)  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 (1474)  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..
 
R&D and Policy Directions for Effective Control of Fusarium Wilt Disease of Cavendish Banana in the Asia-Pacific Region (4781)  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..
 
National Food Authority: Its Role in Price Stability and Food Security (13008)  2013-12-16    (299)
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..
 
Designation of Dietary Education Institutes in Korea (1317)  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..
 
Introduction of School Lunch Program in Japan and Korea (2833)  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..
 
Sanitation and Safety Control of Agricultural Products (1462)  2013-11-27    (243)
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 (1572)  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 ..
 
Amended Act Governing Food Sanitation Lifts Ban on Beef Containing Ractopamine (1286)  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..
 
Crop Health Management (1519)  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..
 
Korea's BSE Control System and National Status in OIE (1309)  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..
 
Plan for Rice Public Stockholding in 2013 (1366)  2013-10-08    (273)
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..
 
Livestock Vehicle Registration System for Animal Health Management (2110)  2013-08-05    (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 Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affa..
 
Coping with Climate Change and Ensuring Food Security (1614)  2013-07-22    (251)
Dr. Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In recent years, global climate change has caused instability in agricultural production and supply of staple foods around the world. In response, and on the basis of concepts drawn from “risk m..
 
Land Revitalization to Boost Food-Sufficiency Capacity (1483)  2013-07-19    (265)
Dr. Hwang-Jaw Lee, PhD Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association As global warming continues to trigger a series of volatile weather events across the globe, all food production and supply chains face increasing levels of disruption, the COA pointed out. In the face of soarin..
 
Japan’s Food Self-Sufficiency Ratio (6334)  2013-06-21    (289)
Yoshihisa Godo, PhD Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan                 The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) recognizes “improving Japan’s food self-suffici..
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