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Role of Cassava in Thailand (295)  2017-03-31 (36)
Hnin Ei Win Center for Applied Economics Research Kasetsart University Thailand Introduction Cassava plays a major role in Thailand’s economy and agriculture since 1970s although it is not considered a staple food. It is recognized as the third most important crop of the country i..
 
Rosnani Harun and Engku Elini Engku Ariff Economic and Social Science Research Centre, MARDI, Persiaran MARDI-UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia Introduction Rice is still the number one Malaysian staple food, though the consumption of rice per capita showed a decreasing trend from 93 kg per..
 
Organic Agriculture in Thailand (1116)  2017-01-23 (111)
Hnin Ei Win Researcher Center for Applied Economics Research Kasetsart University Bangkok, Thailand History of Organic Agriculture In Thailand, agriculture is the backbone of the country. Most of the people rely on the agriculture sector for their livelihood and generates incomes fro..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
Dr. Tran Cong Thang[1] Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development 16 Thuy Khue Street Hanoi Vietnam OBJECTIVE The decisison is issued on 14th November 2013. This decisison provides credit policies to reduce postharvest losses in agric..
 
Tran Cong Thang and Vu Huy Phuc Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development 16 Thuy Khue Street Hanoi Vietnam ABSTRACT Rice production plays an important role in Vietnam’s agricultural development. In recent years, although rice cultivation area maintain..
 
Tran Cong Thang and Vu Huy Phuc Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development 16 Thuy Khue Street Hanoi Vietnam 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 ..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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 ..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
Organic Agriculture in Malaysia (8886)  2016-01-30 (475)
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..
 
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 ..
 
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..
 
Broiler Industry in Malaysia (7114)  2015-11-09 (250)
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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-..
 
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 ..
 
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 ..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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 ..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
  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 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..
 
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. ..
 
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..
 
Rice Procurement Policy (1559)  2013-12-31 (287)
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 (1511)  2013-12-31 (264)
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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). ..
 
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 Agricultur..
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