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Dinh Bao Linh Vice Director Vietnam Industry and Trade Information Center Ministry of Industry and Trade Vietnam Coffee has become one of key agricultural exports of Vietnam, bringing to the country billions of dollars each year. But profit from exports has been much lower than the potential an..
 
Tran Cong Thang Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development 16 Thuy Khue Street Hanoi Vietnam INTRODUCTION The main actors in the Vietnamese rice value chain are farmers (paddy growers), traders, processors (drying, milling, polishing), and fo..
 
Shansong Gu1 and Zhen Zhong2 1COFCO Corporation Limited, Email: guss@cofco.com 2Zhen Zhong Associate Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Email: zhzruc@ruc.edu.cn Introduction China's economy has entered into an er..
 
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 ..
 
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 ..
 
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 ..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
  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. ..
 
  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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
Rice Policy Review in Vietnam (4141)  2015-04-13 (309)
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..
 
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..
 
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 ..
 
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 ..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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 ..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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 (1466)  2014-04-29 (313)
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..
 
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..
 
  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..
 
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. ..
 
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 ..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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 ..
 
The GAP Labels System of Taiwan (1750)  2013-11-27 (264)
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 ..
 
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..
 
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) 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) ann..
 
2013 Korean Food Fair in USA (1549)  2013-11-15 (296)
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 (1839)  2013-11-14 (294)
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..
 
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 cattle price in Korea has been decreasing since 2010. As of ea..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
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