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Sang Hyeon Lee, Wonsil Choi Department of Agricultural Resource Economics College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Kangwon National University KNU Ave 1, Chuncheon-si, 200-701, Korea ABSTRACT As the youth unemployment continues to rise in urban areas and the baby boomer generation retiree..
Fezoil Luz C. Decena and Michelle P. Caparas Supervising Science Research Specialist and Science Research Specialist II Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines ABSTRACT The Philippine’s Balik Scientist Pro..
Aye Moe San Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics, Yezin Agricultural University ABSTRACT Myanmar, once known as not only “rice basket of Asia” but also “the world’s largest rice exporter” stood as 7th largest global rice producer in 2014. Successive gover..
Yoshihisa Godo* * Professor of Economics, Meiji Gakuin University Email: ABSTRACT In Japan, heated debates take place on whether and how the country should accept unskilled foreign laborers. The Japanese government’s long-held principle that these laborers shou..
Kwankamon Thanadkah Thailand Development Research Institute, Bangkok, Thailand e-mail: Introduction   Historically, Thailand’s agriculture has long been the root of the nation since the start of its era, but the agriculture production was introduced by ..
Mari Izumi Visiting reseacher Japan Co-operative Alliance INTRODUCTION One of the biggest issues of Japan’s agriculture is the continuous reduction or decline in the number of farmers. Farmers in Japan have decreased rapidly and have been getting old. Japan’s agricultural workforce..
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture ( INTRODUCTION Taiwan and the rest of the world are facing the challenges of labor shortage in agriculture..
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..
Hnin Ei Win Researcher Center for Applied Economics Research Kasetsart University Bangkok, 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 (MU..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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   ..
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 migration..
Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: Overview of KNCAF The Korea National College of Agriculture and Fisheries..
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 ..
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..
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..
Dr. Mar Mar Kyu Dept. of Agronomy, Yezin Agricultural University, Myanmar   (   ABSTRACT Myanmar is an agriculture country and its economy is based on agriculture. Agriculture sector contributes 23 % of GDP; 20 % of total export earnings..
Marilyn M. Elauria, Ph.D. Email address:, 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..
Sen-Tyan LIN Professor, Department of Law, School of Humanities and Social Science, Kainan University, Taiwan e-mail: ABSTRACT Farmland access problems faced by the young generation of farmers have recently become problematic. To address this issu..
Chen-Te Huang Department of Planning, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, The Republic of China E-mail: 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..
Mr. Mekdum Winai, Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO), Bangkok, Thailand email:    New Farmer Development Project ABSTRACT Thailand is located in suitable climate and geography that enable to perform various agricultural activities. H..
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..
Tasuku Nagatani (Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University) Email:   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..
Taeho Lee 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 ..
Yim, Kyung-an Korea Rural Community Corporation E-mail: 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..
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..
►Shinsaku Nakajima Meiji University, 1-1-1, Higashimita, Tama-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 214-8571, Japan e-mail: ABSTRACT This paper reviews theories, current conditions, and barriers of liquidization and concentration of farmland in Japan and discusses perspectiv..
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..
Nik Rozana Nik Mohd Masdek Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) Email:   Introduction Women are important workforce in many countries. Besides playing the role as housewives, women also contribute to the household income. ..
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..
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..
Tomohiro Uchiyama Mie University, Tsu, Mie 514-8507, Japan Email:   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..
Sri Hery Susilowati Reseacher and Deputy Director, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture   ABSTRACT For the last ten years there has been a shift in the structure ..
Ma, Sang-jin Korea Rural Economic Institute E-mail:   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..
Jeong-Im Hwang and Yoon-Ji Choi1 1 National Academy of Agricultural Science, Rural Development Administration, Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju, Korea e-mail:,   ABSTRACT The number of farm households in South Korea decreased from 1,767,000 in ..
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..
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..
Kun-Fong Kuo Farmers’ Service Department, Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan (COA), Taipei, Taiwan E-mail:   ABSTRACT This paper describes the process by which the Council of Agriculture in Taiwan selected 100 young farmers (average age of..
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:   ABSTRACT The small-scale agricultural countri..
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..
Dr Bui Quang Dang Department of Science Management and International cooperation Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences Vinh Quynh, Thanh Tri, Ha Noi, Vietnam Email: Tel: +84912238248   Abstract Out of 70% of the population in Vietnam (appr..
Shunsuke Yanagimura1 1Resaeach Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan e-mail:   ABSTRACT One of the most serious problems Japanese agriculture have is the shortage of the number of farm business entities. T..
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..
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..
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..