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Zhen Zhong, Associate Professor; Chen Zhang, PH.D. Candidate School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China ABSTRACT The institutional arrangements of famer cooperatives influence the stability of cooperatives through contract form, risk sharing, and b..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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). ..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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.) ..
 
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 ..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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   ..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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, ..
 
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 ..
 
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 ..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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 ..
 
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’..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
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