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Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan INTRODUCTION Japanese Sake (rice wine) is the traditional Japanese beverage made from rice. It is considered as one of the most popular beverages in Japanese food culture. It is now enjoyed all over the world because of its goo..
 
Yin Yin Nwet*, Flordeliza A. Lantican, Corazon T. Aragon, Zenaida M. Sumalde ABSTRACT Storage is an important component of the postharvest handling operations of agricultural products. Identification of the postharvest activities in rice farmers has been the focus of continuing study by agricul..
 
Zhen Zhong, Associate Professor; School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION Leisure agriculture and rural tourism are new-type industrial forms of modern agriculture and modern tourism, and are important in promoting the construction of b..
 
Hnin Ei Win Center for Applied Economics Research Thailand INTRODUCTION Maize is an important agricultural product in Thailand which is being used for both food and feed industries (Poramacom, 2013). In the 2016-2017 crop year, the forecasted production of maize was 4.06 million tons from ..
 
Tran Cong Thang Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam General overview of Vietnam's fruits and vegetabGles trade In recent years, Vietnamese fruits and vegetables sector has been continuall..
 
TERESITA A. NARVAEZ, Ed.D Director, Western Mindanao Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium and Vice President, Resource Generation Western Mindanao State University INTRODUCTION What is closed fishing season policy? Fishing regulation is ..
 
Hnin Ei Win Center for Applied Economics Research Thailand Introduction Thailand has a favorable weather condition and productive land for the cultivation of tropical and sub-tropical fruits (Zang, 2017). Therefore, it is famous for its tropical fruits that are tasty, flavorful and of good..
 
Hnin Ei Win Center for Applied Economics Research Thailand INTRODUCTION Rubber was cultivated in Thailand since the 1990s. Thailand became the top producer and exporter of natural rubber in the world since that time. This is because the climatic condition is favorable for rubber cultivatio..
 
ANNETTE M. TOBIAS Science Research Specialist II Socio-Economics Research Division Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Department of Science and Technology Los Banos_Laguna_Philippines INTRODUCTION Factors deteriorating Laguna..
 
Ruel C. Limbo Supervising Agrarian Reform Program Officer/OIC-Chief, Policy Division Policy and Research Service (PRS) Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) INTRODUCTION Agricultural credit is a major support service extended to serve the financial needs for agricultural production, marke..
 
Ruel C. Limbo Supervising Agrarian Reform Program Officer/OIC-Chief, Policy Division Policy and Research Service (PRS) Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) INTRODUCTION The Philippines lags behind its Asian neighbors in terms of land administration and management.  It is widely acce..
 
PRINCESS ALMA B. ANI Philippine Point Person to the FFTC Project on Asia-Pacific Information Platform in Agricultural Policy and Senior Science Research Specialist, Socio-Economics Research Division Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development ..
 
Ruel C. Limbo Supervising Agrarian Reform Program Officer/OIC-Chief, Policy Division Policy and Research Service (PRS) Policy, Planning and Research Office (PPRO) Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) INTRODUCTION The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL) or Republic Act (R.A.) 6677..
 
Zhen Zhong School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Background According to the deployment and requirement of No.1 document issued by central government on promoting information entering villages and households, in 2014, the Ministry of Agriculture ..
 
Zhen Zhong School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION Big data is a national strategy in building up powerful agri-data, improving governance ability and pushing forward economic transformation and upgrading. In order to implement major d..
 
Zhen Zhong School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Background In recent years, China’s grain output continued to grow, with an increase in farmer’s incomes. Agriculture and rural economy have developed rapidly with great achievement, wh..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture (http://www.coa.gov.tw/ws.php?id=2506373) INTRODUCTION Taiwan and the rest of the world are facing the challenges of labor shortage in agriculture..
 
Ruel C. Limbo Supervising Agrarian Reform Program Officer/OIC-Chief, Policy Division Policy and Research Service (PRS) Policy, Planning and Research Office (PPRO) Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) INTRODUCTION Reclassification of agricultural land refers to the act of specifying ho..
 
Rohani Yon Center for Corporate Communication and Quality MARDI, Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 SERDANG, Malaysia Introduction Coconut or Cocos nucifera L. is synonym as a ‘versatile tree’ due to its multifunctional attributes that have generated a wide range of usage fro..
 
Rozhan Abu Dardak Centre for Strategic Planning and Innovation Management, MARDI Headquarters, Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 SERDANG INTRODUCTION Malaysia is a newly industrialized country and one of the most competitive nations in Asia. Although Malaysia's economy is stable and growing, ..
 
Ruel C. Limbo Supervising Agrarian Reform Program Officer/OIC-Chief, Policy Division Policy and Research Service (PRS) Policy, Planning and Research Office (PPRO) Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) INTRODUCTION Agribusiness venture arrangements (AVA) are business partnerships betwee..
 
Zhen Zhong, Associate Professor; School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION At present, the Country has 4 469 agricultural products wholesale markets, about 70 percent of which are at production bases. According to statistics from Nationa..
 
Zhen Zhong, Associate Professor; School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China BACKGROUND After the general office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council issued the Guiding Opinions of the State Council on the Ord..
 
Yukihisa Yamada Norinchukin Research Institute Co.,Ltd. ABSTRACT In the context of recent high economic growth in Asian countries, agrarian structure has also been drastically transforming. Agricultural development has been mainly led by increase of production. Nowadays, however, farmers&rsquo..
 
Noriaki KAWASAKI Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University ABSTRACT The Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (JA), is going through a time of massive reforms toward more business-oriented operations in response to changes in food consumption trend. But innovative farmers and the JAs have no..
 
Indu Bala Jaganath Nutrigenomics, MARDI INTRODUCTION Malaysia as a country has the tight to define and control its food sovereignty but the country is open and vulnerable to the challenges of the environment, urbanization, changing demographics, and rising amounts of food waste. Thus, Malaysi..
 
Suhana Safari1, Najmi Aiman Zabidi2 and Siti Zainab Jantan3 1 Agribusiness, Marketing and International Trade Programme, Economics and Social Science Research Centre, MARDI HQ, Serdang Selangor 2Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, UPM Bintulu Sarawak Campus, Sarawak 3Centre for Marker..
 
Ernesto O. Brown2 and Meliza Festejo-Abeleda3 2 Director and 3Science Research Specialist II Socio-Economics Research Division (SERD) Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Los..
 
Fezoil Luz C. Decena2 and Procy B. Sobrevinas3 2Senior Science Research Specialist, Socio-Economics Research Division 3Supervising Science Specialist, Office of the Deputy Executive Director for R&D Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Developmen..
 
Erma Suryani, Ening Ariningsih, and Handewi P. Saliem Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economics and Policy Studies Jln. Tentara Pelajar No.3B Bogor, Indonesia ABSTRACT Indonesia has experienced significant changes during the last 10 years, primarily driven by increasing populati..
 
Dao The Anh Centre for Agrarian System Research and Development (CASRAD) Field Crops Research Institute (FCRI) ​​​​​​ABSTRACT Over the past 20 years, Vietnam has changed the Law of Cooperatives 3 times with the aim of finding the most appropriate organizational model of product..
 
Muhammad Fadzlan Hariz b Abd Razak, and Noorlidawati Ab Halim Economics and Social Science Research Centre Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute email: fadzlan_razak@yahoo.com INTRODUCTION Rare species is defined as a group of organisms that include fruits, animals, ..
 
Ahmad Safuan Bujang Promotion and Business Development Center, MARDI Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 SERDANG, MALAYSIA ABSTRACT A delicate balance must be achieved between socio-economic development and protection of the environment. Under the SDG, a set of 17 goals were introduced to achieve t..
 
E. Suryani, Hermanto, H.P. Saliem, M. Ariani, R.N. Suhaeti, G.S. Hardono Agricultural Economist Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies Ministry of Agriculture INTRODUCTION Concerning the Food Law No. 18/2012, there is a mandate for the central and local gove..
 
Zou-nan Chou Deputy Director Dept. of Farmers’ Service Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan INTRODUCTION For the past 30 years, the food consumption pattern has tremendously changed in Taiwan. Due to the increase in personal disposable income and more westernized life style, foo..
 
Orachos Napasintuwong Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University Bangkok, Thailand ABSTRACT Hom Mali rice or Jasmine rice from Thailand has been reputable for its strong aroma and soft texture, and perceived as high quality in the world ..
 
Karen P. Quilloy Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Ba ABSTRACT The impacts of climate change on cooperatives are a growing concern that needs to be urgently addressed for a cooperative to become c..
 
Smart Farm Policy in Korea (465)  2017-09-27 (82)
Dr. Byoung-Hoon Lee Department of Agricultural Resource Economics College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Kangwon National University KNU Ave 1, Chuncheon-si, 200-701 Korea Smart Farm Policy in Korea[1] Promotion process of smart farm policy The Smart Farm government policy s..
 
Keng-Tung Wua, Wan-Yu Liua, and Yi-Yuan Sub a Department of Forestry, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan b Department of Law, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan RETI: A New Concept for Developing the Green Energy Smart Farm[1] In 2011, the United Nations propo..
 
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..
 
Noorlidawati Ab. Halim and Rozhan Abu Dardak Economic and Social Science Research Centre, MARDI Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 SERDANG, Selangor, Malaysia Introduction The vegetable industry is one of the important industries in Malaysia. It provides food for people, creates jobs for rural com..
 
Effendi Andoko International Bachelor Program of Agribusiness National Chung Hsing University Taiwan Wan-Yu Liu Associate Professor Deparatment of Forestry National Chung Hsing University Taiwan INTRODUCTION Following Indonesia’s Agriculture Policy Act 2010 No. 13 regarding the h..
 
Tran Cong Thang Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16- Thuy Khue Street- Hanoi- Vietnam ABSTRACT In recent years, although Vietnam rice has ranked 2nd in export in international arena, the rice quality is still low. Majority of rice..
 
Min-Hsien Yang Professor Feng Chia University Taiwan Tung shen Yang Research Fellow Rural Economics Society of Taiwan Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture(http://www.coa.gov.tw/ws.php?id=2506386) Agriculture is a fundamental and crucial industry in the development of a coun..
 
Min-Hsien Yang Professor Feng Chia University Taiwan I Han Associate Professor Feng Chia University Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture (http://www.coa.gov.tw/ws.php?id=2503971) According to the “Agricultural Product and Verification Act”, the Council of Agricu..
 
Dinh Bao Linh (MA) Vice Director General Center for Trade and Industry Information Ministry of Industry and Trade Vietnam According to the Vietnam General Custom Office, in the first five months of 2017, rice exports reached 2.282 million tons, increasing by 9.71% over the same period i..
 
Hao Wang Department of Cooperative Economics and Social Entrepreneurship Feng-Chia University Taichung Taiwan According to the IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) 2015 report in State of Food Insecurity of the World, there is no “one-size-fits-all” solut..
 
Reynaldo V. Ebora, Ernesto O. Brown, Mari-ann M. Acedera, Dalisay DG. Fernandez, Fezoil Luz C. Decena, Meliza Festejo-Abeleda, and Ma. Adela C. Corpuz Acting Executive Director, Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD); Director, Socio-E..
 
Effendi Andoko International Bachelor Program of Agribusiness National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan Wan-Yu Liu Associate Professor, Department of Forestry National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan Introduction Indonesia is a large country in terms of population and geography and has the..
 
Jeongbin Im Professor, Seoul National University History of Agricultural Policy Study In Korea, agricultural policy research has been conducted by public research institutes since the establishment of Agricultural Management Research Center (AMRC) under the Rural Development Administration ..
 
Siti Wahidah Abd Ghafar Centre of Promotion Technology, MARDI, Persiaran MARDI- UPM, 43400 SERDANG_ Malaysia INTRODUCTION Wasted food is a considerable component of the world’s food system challenges. Food waste can be described as all edible food materials produced for human consump..
 
Fezoil Luz C. Decena Senior Science Research Specialist Socio-Economics Research Division Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Department of Science and Technology, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines INTRODUCTION In the recent mont..
 
Meliza A. Festejo-Abeleda Science Research Specialist II Socio-Economics Research Division Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Department of Science and Technology, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines INTRODUCTION Having a sustaine..
 
Abigail F. Gueco Science Research Specialist I Technology Transfer and Promotion Division Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Department of Science and Technology (DOST) INTRODUCTION "Innovation is the specific instrument..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Tsung-Han Ke, Research Fellow, Rural Economics Society of Taiwan, Taiwan INTRODUCTION Traditionally, agriculture is generally regarded as a high-risk industry because of its nature of being highly dependent on the climate and crop yields..
 
Hisako Nomura Kyushu University, Faculty of Agriculture INTRODUCTION​​​​​​ The original “Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Regions Vitalization Creation Plan” (hereinafter referred to as the “Vitalization Plan”) was set out with its ultimate objective..
 
Dinh Bao Linh Vietnam Industry and Trade information Center Ministry of Industry and Trade Vietnam Coffee has become one of the key agricultural exports of Vietnam, bringing to the country billions of dollars each year. But benefit from coffee export has been much lower than its potentia..
 
Dr. Yoshihisa GODO Department of Economics Meiji Gakuin University 1-2-37 Shirokane-dai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8636 Japan ABSTRACT The pattern of global food trade changed dramatically between the pre- and post-WWII periods. Before WWII, developed countries colonialized today’s develo..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Bureau of Agricultural Finance, Council of Agriculture http://www.coa.gov.tw/ws.php?id=2506168&print=Y INTRODUCTION Agriculture is the foundation of national deve..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture http://www.coa.gov.tw/ws.php?id=2506092) The Council of Agriculture (COA) established new paradigm for agricultural development in response to tra..
 
Dinh Bao Linh Vice General Director Center for Industry and Trade Information, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam Good export results According to statistics from the General Customs of Vietnam, export value of fruits and vegetables gained the highest growth among agricultural p..
 
Dr. Nguyen Anh Phong, M.Sc. Nguyen Thi Hong Thanh, M.Sc. Vu Huy Phuc Information Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development - Institute of Strategy and Policy for Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam INTRODUCTION The domestic price of chemical fertilizers had experienced a signific..
 
Indu Bala Jaganath Research Specialist (Nutrigenomics), MARDI Malaysia as a country has the right to define and control its food sovereignty but the country is open and vulnerable to the challenges of the environment, urbanization, changing demographics, and rising amounts of food waste. Thus, M..
 
Mohd Zaffrie Mat Amin, Mohd Hafizudin Zakaria and Nik Rozana Nik Mohd Masdek Economic and Social Science Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), MARDI Headquarters, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia INTRODUCTION The international trade of agric..
 
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies Ministry of Agriculture INTRODUCTION Performance of the food and agriculture is influenced by external shocks such as natural disasters (drought and flood), climate chan..
 
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan INTRODUCTION Rice is a staple food in Japan. Consumers are sensitive about the variety of rice, its location, and time of harvest, when they are purchasing rice or foods containing rice from a retailer or if they are dining at a restaur..
 
Princess Alma B. Ani[1] Senior Science Research Specialist Socio-Economics Research Division Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Department of Science and Technology Los Banos-Laguna-Philippines INTRODUCTION The Philippines..
 
Song Soo Lim Department of Food and Resource Economics, Korea Univ. 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Korea INTRODUCTION Social farming has emerged as an innovative approach to address social needs by adopting a view of multifunctional agriculture. Despite its appearance from the gras..
 
Sandi Auung Moe Social Consultant, Ramboll Environ Myanmar Co., Ltd. INTRODUCTION A sharp increase in of palm oil imports from Malaysia over the past two years causes more Myanmar consumers to switch from relatively costly peanut oil to a cheaper one. Imported palm oil is nearly as good as pe..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture (COA), Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan) (This is a translated article from the original Chinese news release which can be accessed on COA website, ..
 
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..
 
Thandar Win Maung Gender and Women’s Economic Empowerment Technical Officer (Care Myanmar) ABSTRACT This study emphasized the estimation of the food security status and coping strategies employed to cope with food insecurity and better understanding of major determinants of per capita f..
 
Dang Kim Khoi1, Pham Lan Huong2 1Director of Center for Agricultural Policy Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development 2Vietnamese Economist INTRODUCTION Since the middle of the 1990s, Vietnam has integrated intensely with the global economy. In 1995, Vietnam becam..
 
Role of Cassava in Thailand (2461)  2017-03-31 (389)
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..
 
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan INTRODUCTION Japan's agricultural structure is changing from small farm sizes to relatively larger one. The 2015 World Census of Agriculture published in 2016 shows that the number of agriculture management entities[1]  ..
 
Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Link to the original document: http://www.mafra.go.kr/list.jsp?&newsid=155448978§ion_id=b_sec_1&pageNo=17&year=2017&listcnt=10&board_kind=C&board_skin_id= C3&depth..
 
Akihiko Hirasawa Norinchukin Research Institute co., ltd 5-27-11, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051 Japan ORIGINAL DOCUMENT 「農林水産物の生産額への影響について」(Written in Japanese) http://www.cas.go.jp/jp/tpp/kouka/pdf/151224/151224_tpp_keizaikoukabunnseki03.pdf..
 
Farm Mechanization in Thailand (2452)  2017-02-22 (275)
Hnin Ei Win Researcher Center for Applied Economics Research Kasetsart University Bangkok, Thailand Introduction Agriculture is the main economy of Thailand. About 46.6% of the total population relies on the agriculture sector for their livelihood. Crop production plays an important ..
 
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan Introduction Gene recombination technology has generated both expectation and anxiety among its many followers. On the one hand, this new technology demonstrates a potential for increasing agricultural productivity. On the other hand, i..
 
Min-Hsien Yang Professor Feng Chia University, Taiwan Tsung-Han Ke, Research Fellow, Rural Economics Society of Taiwan, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture (COA), Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan) (This is a translated article from the original Chinese news release which can be acces..
 
July Soe Senior project officer at CARE International Introduction Increased productivity and profitability of farming is an important pathway to reduce poverty in the rural areas of Myanmar. After land, water and human resources, fertilizer is undoubtedly one of the agricultural inputs to in..
 
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..
 
Zhen Zhong and Siyu Chen Zhen Zhong Associate Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Email: zhzruc@ruc.edu.cn Siyu Chen, Postgraduate Student School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of Ch..
 
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..
 
1Dr. Azman Hamzah, 1Mohd Taufik Ahmad, 1Asnawi Shahar, 1Yahya Sahari and 2Rosniyana Ahmad 1Engineering Research Centre, MARDI 2Rice And Paddy Research Centre, MARDI Introduction Postharvest losses (PHL) of paddy can be defined as losses that occur due to spills, human negligence and in..
 
Asfaliza Ramli Rice Research Centre, MARDI Varietal development has been a mandate of MARDI since the 1970s and until today a total of 44 varieties have been released for planting in the granary areas. The breeding objectives varied in accordance to the needs of the different era. In the 1970s M..
 
Organic Agriculture in Thailand (3979)  2017-01-23 (598)
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
Dang Xuan Phi Center for Applied Economic Research, Kasetsart University Thailand INTRODUCTION In 1960, the Thai dairy industry has been developed after the King of Denmark gave some dairy cows to the King of Thailand during his visit to Denmark. The King has started the Dairy Farming Prom..
 
Takumi Sakuyama Associate Professor of Food Trade Policy, Meiji University Explanatory Note for Translation The following is the translation of “Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Program”, determined at the Vitality Creation Headquarters of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries ..
 
Yoshikai Iiguni Kuroshio Science Unit, Multidisciplinary Cluster, Kochi University Introduction The Information Disclosure System of Farmlands (the ordinary name is National wide Navigation) for Farmlands, began operation from April in 2015. The purpose of this system is to disclose informati..
 
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..
 
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 The United Nations (UN) and the international societies continue to save the poor and the hungry, and Taiwan has been an active participant in this e..
 
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..
 
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..
 
Dr Rosliza Jajuli Agro biodiversity and Environment Research Centre, MARDI Ecosystem Management is a process that aims to conserve major ecological services and restore natural resources while meeting the socioeconomic, political and cultural needs of current and future generations. This is impo..
 
Dr Mohamad Zabawi Abdul Ghani Research Specialist, MARDI The Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released in 2007 has reaffirmed that climate is changing and influencing many physical and biological systems including disruption of the ecosystem’..
 
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..
 
Mohd Fahimee Jaapar and Rosliza Jajuli Agro biodiversity and Environment Research Centre, MARDI Malaysia is known as one of the world’s mega biodiversity countries. One of the indicators of the high biodiversity in Malaysia is the pollinator species. Previous reports showed that a total of..
 
Dr. Chubashini Suntharalingam, Economics and Social Science Research Centre Growing food to feed the population becomes a challenge due to erratic weather and climatic patterns. Temperature increase and changes in rainfall pattern hasten the spread of pests and diseases which ultimately affect..
 
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 ..
 
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan INTRODUCTION The provision of clean and safe water is one of the most basic public services offered by local governments. One of the major concerns of local governments during Japan's era of high economic growth in the 1970s is rela..
 
Fumihiro KABUTA, Ph.D. Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan Recognition of current situation The need to revise the intellectual property strategy The food industry including agriculture, forestry and fisheries and related industries (hereinafter referre..
 
Hyung-Min Jung Team Leader, Technology Valuation Team, Foundation of Agri. Tech. Commercialization & Transfer (FACT), Suwon-si Gyeongi-do, Republic of Korea ABSTRACT Technology valuation offers basic data for technology transfer negotiations. To expedite technology transfers, outstandin..
 
Liang-Jeng Hung Chief, Division of International Affairs, Industrial Development Center, Agricultural Technology Research Institute (ATRI), Taiwan ABSTRACT Taiwan, with more than hundred years of R&D efforts in agricultural science and technology, has relative higher citation ind..
 
By Erizal Jamal1 , Istriningsih2 and Vyta W. Hanifah3 1Director of Indonesian Institute for Agriculture Technology Transfer, Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD). 2Deputy Director for Technology Transfer, Indonesian Institute for Agriculture Technology Transfer, ..
 
Masaharu Endo Patent Attorney, Hiraki & Associates, Manager of Bio-tech and Chemistry Group, Japan ABSTRACT In Japan, a lot of agricultural producers are eager to develop new varieties of food and foliage plants. Several tools are available in Japan for protecting intellectual proper..
 
Dr. Surawit Wannakrairoj Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Kasetsart University, Thailand ABSTRACT Technology creation is a key element determining a country’s position in the competitive global arena. In Thailand, the intellectual property protection has been viewe..
 
Dr. Dao The Anh Deputy Director General, Field Crop Research Institute (FCRI), Director, Center for Agrarian System Research and Development (CASRAD), Vietnam ABSTRACT Vietnam has gained many achievements in the research and development of new varieties of green revolution.  New..
 
Noel A. Catibog Supervising Science Research Specialist, Technology Transfer and Promotion Division (TTPD), Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), Philippines ABSTRACT Public research and development institutions and stat..
 
Mohammad Fauzy Tambi Senior Research Officer, Technology Commercialization Office, MARDI, Malaysia ABSTRACT R&D activities should be promoted and supported to foster invention-innovation outputs. Malaysia has indicated significant continuous growth of R&D activities [Government ..
 
Dr. Tran Cong Thang Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development 16 Thuy Khue StreetPursuant to the Resolution No. 17/2011/QH13 dated November 22, 2011 of the National Assembly, Session XIII on land-use planning till 2020 and land-use planning..
 
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 Bui Thi Viet Anh[1] Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development 16 Thuy Khue Street Hanoi Vietnam In the past, the Government, Ministries and agencies have issued many policies to develop the livestock sector and be de..
 
Dr. Tran Khanh Linh Consultant CIRCULAR 15/2014/TT-BNNPTNT1 PROVIDING GUIDANCE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SEVERAL ARTICLES OF THE PRIME MINISTER’S DECISION NO. 62/2013/QD-TTGDATED OCTOBER 25, 2013 REGARDING THE INCENTIVE POLICY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF COOPERATION IN THE PRODUCTION AND..
 
Vietnam’s Rice Policy Review (3957)  2016-10-31 (361)
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..
 
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies Ministry of Agriculture INTRODUCTION The government of Indonesia has released many laws to govern agricultural development policies and programs.  There are eight l..
 
Akihiko Okuno Managing Partner, SK IP Law Firm, Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo ABSTRACT Japan seems to be doing successfully in terms of intellectual property (IP) protection and commercialization of innovation in the field of IT, electronics, machinery and chemistry, but not so successful in ..
 
Dr. Hsueh-Shih Lin Director General, Taichung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Council of Agriculture, Taiwan, R.O.C. ABSTRACT Modern agricultural research outcomes include: plant breeder’s rights, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, etc. This report describ..
 
Mohd Nur Hafiz Mat Azmin Deputy Director, Technology Commercialization Office, MARDI, Malaysia ABSTRACT Currently the world’s agriculture industry has changed quickly to become a commercialized entity caused by rapid growth of the world economy, market liberalization, rapid urba..
 
Dr. Jae Jak Nam Planning Manager, Planning Office, Foundation of Agriculture Techonology Transfer and Commercialization (FACT), Gwonseon-gu, Suwon, Republic of Korea ABSTRAT Over the past two decades, the world economy has become more globalized. Agribusiness in developing countries ..
 
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)..
 
Chang-Gil Kim President, Korea Rural Economic Institute Email: changgil@kre.re.kr Jeong-Bin Im Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development The Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea Email: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr INTRODUCTION Climate change is caused by global war..
 
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 ..
 
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 40724 Source: Council of Agriculture (CO..
 
Dr. Byoung-Hoon Lee Assistant Professor Department of Agricultural Resource Economics College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Kangwon National University KNU Ave 1, Chuncheon-si, 200-701 Korea INTRODUCTION Government budgets are divided into subsidies and loans in terms of project suppor..
 
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 ..
 
Princess Alma B. Ani [1] princessanidala@yahoo.com or princessanidala@gmail.com INTRODUCTION The Philippines, a nation of more than 7, 100 islands, is considered a marine sanctuary that teems with more than 3000 species of fish, rich corals and other sea creatures. With one of the world&rsquo..
 
Hnin Ei Win Researcher Center for Applied Economics Research Kasetsart University Bangkok, Thailand INTRODUCTION The Smart Farmer Development project was introduced to 12.6 million farmers in 2013. It is one of the development projects under the Ministry of Agricultural and Coopera..
 
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 ..
 
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). ..
 
Nguyen Thi Phuong Center for Applied Economic Research, Kasetsart University Thailand INTRODUCTION Today, the threats and challenges of the environment operating on food production are not limited to each country or region but most often than not, manifest on a global scale. One of the ..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture The Taiwan-Peru-New Zealand joint hosting of the 2016 APEC Conference on Minimizing Retailer and Consumer Food Losses and Wastes on September 22 has ..
 
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan INTRODUCTION Japan’s livestock industries, especially dairy, beef and pork industries, are expected to be seriously damaged after the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement comes into effect, because trade boarder meas..
 
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies Ministry of Agriculture INTRODUCTION The Food Law No.18/2012 emphasizes that the state has an obligation to secure the availability and access, to adequate, balanced, sa..
 
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..
 
Thanda Kyi Director, Department of Planning Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation General indicators for household vulnerability in rural area of selected dry zone Myanmar is the 58th most vulnerable country and the 2nd least ready country. The high vulnerability score and low ..
 
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies Ministry of Agriculture Introduction The TPP is one of the largest trading blocks representing roughly 40% of the world economy (combined GDP of US$ 28.1 trillion), and ..
 
Crop Insurance in Thailand (3311)  2016-09-07 (314)
Hnin Ei Win Researcher Center for Applied Economics Research Kasetsart University Bangkok, Thailand Introduction Although rice covered 48.70% of the total cultivable land (FAOa, 2011) in the country, the yield was low compared with other countries which occupied a small arable land..
 
Yang, Min-Hsien, Ph.D. Feng Chia University, Taiwan Importance of TPP on economic development It is a current strategy to reduce trade barriers and deepen the supply chain between countries by signing FTA/ ECA because the WTO Doha Agreement is still under-developed. There have been 381 valid ..
 
Rozhan Abu Dardak Economic and Social Science Research Centre, MARDI, Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 SERDANG, Malaysia Correspondent author: rozhan@mardi.gov.my INTRODUCTION Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is a comprehensive trade agreement among 12 counties in the Asia Pacific r..
 
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..
 
Thanda Kyi Director of Department of Planning Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Climate change and its impact Agricultural production still largely depends on weather conditions especially the availability of rainfall. Also, usage of physical inputs such as improved seeds, ..
 
Dr. Byoung-Hoon LEE Assistant Professor Department of Agricultural Resource Economics College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Kangwan National University KNU Ave 1, Chuncheon-si, 200-701 Korea INTRODUCTION Beginning with the FTA with Chile in 2002, Korea has signed 14 FTAs with 53 coun..
 
Hisako Nomura Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University 6-10-1, Hakozaki-ku Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan   The agriculture and rural areas have a variety of functions (multifunction) such as prevention of floods and landslides, conservation of the natural environment,..
 
Hisako NOMURA Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University, Japan Point of measures In order to maintain and give the full scope of the multifunctionality of agriculture and rural areas, we support joint activities of the region, agricultural production activities in the mountainous region..
 
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..
 
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan INTRODUCTION  The Cooperative Farm Extension Service (CFES)[1] in Japan has engaged in the guidance and extension of new agronomy technology on farmers after WWII. The central and prefectural governments have jointly manag..
 
Princess Alma B. Ani and Aleta Belissa D. Correa[1] Introduction In the agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources (AANR) sectors, research activities are geared toward increasing productivity and improving efficiency to reduce costs and losses of and ultimately achieve welfare gains for the ..
 
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..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) research, as high as 1.3 billion metric tons of food, or one-third of..
 
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies Ministry of Agriculture Background ASEAN is in the process of creating a single market and production base which allow the free flow of goods, services, investment, skil..
 
Chil-koo Choi, Doo-jong Hwa Farm Management Division, Rural Development Administration, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea Email: choick@korea.kr ABSTRACT The survey of 611 farmers was conducted to provide insights on Korea’s crop insurance. The types of major disasters that the res..
 
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 was originally d..
 
Mountainous Village Activation Support Grant[1] Dr. Hisako NOMURA Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University, Japan   ○ In the mountainous villages, distinctive agricultural products and landscapes, as well as regional resources like traditional culture exist.  I..
 
Tran Cong Thang and Vu Huy Phuc[1] Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development 16 Thuy Khue Street Vietnam's Coffee Policy Review     ABSTRACT Coffee is one of the most important agro-commodities of Vietnam. In recent yea..
 
Case Studies of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) of Farmers in Thailand Khin Yadanar Oo Center for Applied Economic Research, Kasetsart University Thailand Abstract There have been growing environmental and health concerns associated with modern agriculture. The farmers’ a..
 
Food Security in Taiwan: Current Status and Strategies Yang, Min-Hsien[1] Feng Chia University, Taiwan   INTRODUCTION The global extreme weather influences some major food production regions while many emerging countries speed up economic development and consume more and more foo..
 
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 ..
 
Yoshihito Yasuda National Agricultural Insurance Association e-mail: yoshihitoy@nosai.or.jp ABSTRACT Agriculture is an industry affected most by nature. Japan is situated in the Asian monsoon zone. Japanese farmers suffer from heavy damages caused by frequent typhoons, floods, cold summers..
 
Rodelia A. Pagaddu2 7/F Bldg. A, NIA Complex, EDSA Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines ABSTRACT This Paper underscores the significant role of government in the “Implementation and Enhancement of the Crop Insurance Program in the Philippines”. From the perspective of the auth..
 
Dung-liang Wang Department of Farmer’s Service, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, the Republic of China   E-mail: wangtl@mail.coa.gov.tw Abstract The Taiwanese government’s assistance to farmers affected by natural disasters is mainly to provide cash relief ..
 
Hairazi Rahim, Mohd Tarmizi Haimid, Mohd Amirul Mukmin Abdul Wahab and Mohd Zaffrie Mat Amin Economic and Social Science Research Centre Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), MARDI Headquarters, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan   Correspondin..
 
Hyunsung Yoon Junior Manager, Nonghyup Property and Casualty Insurance Co., Ltd, Korea, Email : nhyunsung@nonghyup.com ABSTRACT Crop insurance in South Korea has played an important role for stable farm management since 2001 with two crops, apple and pear, as an initial demonstration of insur..
 
Sahat M. Pasaribu Indonesian Center for Agro-Socioeconomic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture, Bogor, West Java Province, Indonesia   e-mail: sahatp@gmail.com ABSTRACT The negative impacts of global climate change have been enormously affecting the performance of agricu..
 
Nguyen Thi Phong Lan* and Nguyen Hong Son*,** * CuuLong Delta Rice Research Institute(CLRRI), CanTho, VietNam **VietNam Academy of Agricultural Sciences(VAAS), HaNoi, VietNam   email: phonglan66@gmail.com   ABSTRACT Vietnam is one of countries predicted to be among the m..
 
Min-Hsien Yang Feng Chia University, Taiwan e-mail: yangmh@fcu.edu.tw ABSTRACT Crop insurance is one of the more important branches of agricultural insurance, and because of global climate change, it is becoming more important for the financial wellbeing of the agricultural sectors across ..
 
Futoshi Okada1 1 College of Commerce Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan okada.futoshi@nihon-u.ac.jp   ABSTRACT A famous insurance professional said, “Insurance is the first choice and the last choice.” The axiom means that we cannot get any protection without buying insur..
 
Won-ho Chung Assistant Professor, Pusan National University, Korea E-mail: wchung@pusan.ac.kr ABSTRACT Crop natural disaster insurance program in Korea has rapidly grown not only in quantity but in quality for 15 years since it was introduced in 2001. Number of agricultural items covere..
 
Rozhan Abu Dardak Economic and Social Science Research Centre, MARDI Persiaran MARDI-UPM, 43400 SERDANG, MALAYSIA rozhan@mardi.gov.my Introduction The Malaysian government launched its Eleventh Malaysia Plan (EMP) for the period of 2016-2020, last year. The EMP is considered as the last..
 
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies  Ministry of Agriculture  Email: tahlim@indo.net.id Introduction As stated in the Midterm Development Plan of 2015-2019, the current Indonesian administration..
 
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 With the passage of time, Korean exports of agricultural products have undergon..
 
Rozhan Abu Dardak Economic and Social Science Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) rozhan@mardi.gov.my Introduction Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play significant contribution to the economic development of Malaysia. They rep..
 
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture, E-mail: tahlim@indo.net.id Background Indonesia’s strong and consistent economic growth has contributed to steady progress o..
 
Dr. Min-Hsien Yang1, Dr. I Han2 1Chief, Office of the Secretariat Professor Feng Chia University No. 100, Wenhwa Road, Seatwen, Taichung 40724  Taiwan, ROC E-mail: andy201264@gmail.com 2Dr. I HAN Assistant Professor Dept. of International Trade Feng Chia University ..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
Translated by Nguyen Le Hoa[1] [1] Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rurul Development     Decision 432 / QD-TTg on approving the sustainable development strategy of Vietnam for 2011-2020 was issued on 12 April 2012. The Prime M..
 
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..
 
Yoshihisa Godo and Hiroshi Takahashi[1] Department of Economics Meiji Gakuin University 1-2-37 Shirokane-dai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8636 Japan Introduction When pork imports increase sharply, the Japanese government is geared to implement a special measure for protecting domestic pork pro..
 
Hisako NOMURA Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University 6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan Trends after TPP agreement outline agreement   [Conditions of TPP entry into force] When a country has completed its domestic treaty-making processes, it wil..
 
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..
 
Tran Cong Thang and Dang Kim Khoi[1] Vice Director General Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development No.16, Thuy Khue Street, Hanoi Vietnam   [1] Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (I..
 
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..
 
Ms. Princess Alma B. Ani[1] Senior Science Research Specialist Socio-Economics Research Division-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (SERD-PCAARRD) [1] Philippine Point Person to the FFTC Project on Asia-Pacific Inf..
 
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies Ministry of Agriculture  email: tahlim@indo.net.id INTRODUCTION Enhancing national food security has been one of the strategic policy goals of the curre..
 
Fezoil Luz C. Decena[1] Senior Science Research Specialist SERD-PCAARRD [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 ..
 
Thanda Kyi   Director, Department of Planning Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation INTRODUCTION   As agriculture plays a crucial role in the economy of Myanmar, sustainable agriculture is a prerequisite for achieving sustainable development objective..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Agricultural production is likely to maintain momentum of stable growth Grain production is expected to remain generally stable on the basis of its 10-year growth. ..
 
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..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China To implement the spirit of the 18th CPC Party Congress so as to deepen agricultural reforms and accelerate modern agro-construction, the Ministries of Agriculture and F..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China The Ministry of Agriculture worked in August, 2013 with other ministries to issue the agro-tech promotion service job creation plan, so as to guide the local government..
 
  Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China In 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture has deepened institution reform and role changes, stably conduced reform of administrative institutions, innovated and impro..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China The fund and labor raising of “Case-by-Case” mechanism is an institutional arrangement to solve the problem of rural welfare establishment investment, the i..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Background and main content of policy  Since the Third Plenary Session of the 17th CPC Central Committee, China has made substantial progress in the constructi..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION Reform on the system of rural collective property rights is a great innovation in the rural economic system. It meets the demands of injecting vigor in..
 
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..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION The CPC Central Committee and the State Council attach great importance to the development of the seed industry. On Dec. 20, the general office of the ..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION The CPC Central Committee’s Document No.1 asked to improve rural financial services,increase national support and guidance to rural financial r..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China INTRODUCTION To implement The Law on Agro-Technical Popularization of the People`s Republic of China and other CPC Central Committee documents to advance Reform and..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Inrtoduction In 2013, China’s grain output recorded its 10th consecutive year of growth, and the farmers’ income registered the 10th consecut..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan According to the Taiwan Agricultural Development Act, any agricultural facility constructed on farmlands with fixed bases should apply for government permission regarding the u..
 
Nor Amana A’liah Mohammad Nor Economics and Social Science Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) Persiaran MARDI-UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia E-mail: amna@mardi.gov.my INTRODUCITON Demand toward functional foods is inc..
 
Byoung-Hoon Lee Assistant Professor Department of Agricultural Resource Economics College of Agricultural and Life Science Kangwon National University Chuncheon-si, Korea Introduction Korean agriculture has been facing many challenges including its sluggish growth opening of marke..
 
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 ..
 
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..
 
Tran Cong Thang and Nguyen Le Hoa[1] [1] Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development   INTRODUCTION Food production especially rice, is very important for Vietnam. In general, Vietnam has favorable conditions for rice production ..
 
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan Introduction Wild animals pose problems to Japanese farmers, as they often enter farmlands and eat agricultural products. The damage caused by wild animals was recently estimated to cost farmers around 20 billion yen per year1. ..
 
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan   INTRODUCTION Rice has occupied the position of national food for a long time in Japan, and the Japanese has taken the large part of their carbohydrates from it. Rice has been utilized for human consumption, a..
 
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan INTRODUCTION It is important for stabilizing rice farmer’s management to maintain the order of markets and to expand stable dealings between farmer’s organizations which engage in shipping rice and distribut..
 
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..
 
Takayuki KIMURA Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   Akihiko HIRASAWA Norinchukin Research Institute Co., Ltd. Operation of pension fund The pension fund for farmers who are paying contributions or waiting for the inception of benefits after they t..
 
Takayuki KIMURA Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   Akihiko HIRASAWA Norinchukin Research Institute Co., Ltd. Preferential tax treatment In the case of income tax or inhabitant tax, the rates of taxes are determined depending on the amount of taxa..
 
Takayuki Kimura Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   Akihiko HIRASAWA Norinchukin Research Institute Co., Ltd. Subsidy to Retiring Farmers Farmers who are going to retire can receive a subsidy from the government if they lend their farmlands to ICO..
 
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 January 14, 2016, the Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural..
 
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..
 
Yoshihisa Godo and Hiroshi Takahashi [1] [1] We would like to thank Mr. Akira Shiratake for English language editing.   Introduction On October 5, 2015, the 12 countries participating in the on-going Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations r..
 
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..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Recently the extreme winter season caused a sever cold front and made very serious agricultural losses in Taiwan. Scholars asked the government to protect agricultural producti..
 
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..
 
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture email: tahlim@indo.net.id   INTRODUCTION Current agricultural development policy is heavily focused on rice, despite the f..
 
Takumi Sakuyama Associate Professor of Trade Policy, Meiji University Explanatory Note for Translation The following is the full translation of “Countermeasures against the TPP in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Sector”, formulated in response to the agreement in principle..
 
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan INTRODUCTION Consolidation of farmlands into Ninaite[1] is important challenge for Japanese agriculture, because it can contribute to the improvement of competitiveness of Japanese agriculture in the international marke..
 
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture   email: tahlim@indo.net.id INTRODUCTION Indonesia has achieved the first element of the Millenium Development Goal (MDG),..
 
Organic Agriculture in Malaysia (14039)  2016-01-30 (929)
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..
 
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan INTRODUCTION Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) is one of the of the greatest food safety concerns among Japanese consumers. The outbreak of BSE-infected cows in September 2001 in Japan awakened consumers’ anxiety abou..
 
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 ..
 
Dr. Hisako NOMURA Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University 6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan This topic consists of a power point presentation only. ..
 
Dr. Hisako NOMURA Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University 6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan This topic consists of a power point presentation only. ..
 
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..
 
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Yuichiro Amekawa¹, Ng Chuck Chuan², Linda A. Lumayag³, Tan Guan Huat ¹ School of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan; Present Address: 6-10-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan ² Department of Environmental Science and Management, Universit..
 
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Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   Source: Council of Agriculture The first crop natural insurance policy has just been recently launched after years of efforts by Taiwan’s Council of Agricu..
 
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Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Introduction In recent years, different regions and departments strictly implement the decisions and arrangements of the CPC (Communist of Party of ..
 
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Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction In recent years, local governments have sincerely implemented the decisions and arrangements of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the ..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction On September 29, 2014, the central leading group for comprehensive reform held the fifth meeting, and reviewed the schemes that called “About lea..
 
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..
 
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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   (mmarkyu@gmail.com)   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: lynneelauria@yahoo.com, mmelauria@up.edu.ph 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: stlin2010@mail.knu.edu.tw 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: cchuang@mail.coa.gov.tw 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: winai2306@hotmail.com    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..
 
Nor Amna A’liah Mohammad Nor Economic and Social Science  Research Centre, MARDI, Persiaran MARDI-UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.   Introduction Entrepreneurship is one of the main drivers of economic growth in which it creates wealth, innovation and technolo..
 
Tasuku Nagatani (Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University) Email: nagatani@kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp   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 aglee@snu.ac.kr 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: yimka@ekr.or.kr 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: anakajim@meiji.ac.jp 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    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. 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..
 
CHAE Gwang-suk (Researcher at Korea Rural Economic Institute) Translated into English by Sung-Jae Chun (Public Service Advocate of Korea) 1. Changes in policies regarding agricultural perpetuation The progress of urbanization and industrialization due to economic de..
 
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 the Korean Fo..
 
Dr. Kampanat Pensupar1 and Khin Yadanar Oo2 1Department of Agricultural Economics and Resources, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand 2 Center for Applied Economic Research, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand Thailand, being one of the world’s b..
 
Suhana Safari Economic and Social Science Research Centre Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) Persiaran MARDI-UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia suhanasafari@mardi.gov.my INTRODUCTION In the Malaysian National Agro-Food Policy (2011-2020) (NAP4)..
 
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..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Mei-Chen Lo, Assistant Professor, National United University, Taiwan Source: Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taiwan Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) recently participated in the 18th general conventio..
 
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..
 
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 Interchange Association, Japan’s de facto embassy in Taiwan, has called on the Taiwan government to cancel its plans to tighten regulations on Japanese food imports right after the Executive Yuan recently declared that it will launch the measure on schedule. According to Joseph Yeh ..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction: To continue supporting the development of rural finance and resolve the difficulty of farmers in obtaining loans, upon the approval of the State Council, ..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction: In accordance with the relevant provisions of the Enterprise Income Tax Law of the People's Republic of China and the Regulation o..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China Introduction: Recently, the Chinese government attaches great game importance to rural financial policy. This notice will strengthen the rural commercial banks&rsquo..
 
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..
 
  Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I. Background Taiwan is a densely populated country. The total size of its farmland is around 0.8 million hectares. The number of farm households is abou..
 
Yoshiaki Iiguni Multidisciplinary Cluster, Kuroshio Science, Kochi University   Introduction This is the English translation of the second half of a pamphlet entitled “New Policy for Agriculture and Rural Areas is beginning!! : 4 reforms ” issued by the government..
 
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   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..
 
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),..
 
Iqbal Rafani Researcher,Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia Email: iqbalrafani@yahoo.com and iqbalrafani@gmail.com   Background The Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has released the ..
 
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..
 
  Starting May 15, Taiwan’s Ministry of Health (MHW) has set new regulations for Japanese food imports. The MHW announcement emphasized that imported Japanese food products must carry documents and radiation residue results issued by the Japanese government, agencies approved by th..
 
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 12, 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural ..
 
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 Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Ru..
 
  In the 1990s, China launched an initiative to cultivate a super high-yield hybrid rice in an effort to feed 20% of the world population with only 7% of its arable lands. Yuan Longpin, an agricultural scientist and educator, was designated as leader of the research team.  Under Yua..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan     The current real estate market in Taiwan has turned its spotlight to the farmland sector. Expected superior return encourages more and more speculated inv..
 
Rice Policy Review in Vietnam (6373)  2015-04-13 (459)
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..
 
Dr. Tran Cong Thang 1. New rural development related policies in Vietnam On 16 April 1999, the Government issued Decree No. 24/1999/ND-CP regulating the mobilization, management and use of voluntary contributions from the people to build infrastructure of the communes and towns. Decree 24..
 
Food Safety Policy Review (3459)  2015-04-13 (417)
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..
 
Republic Act 10121: An Approach in Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in the Philippines[1]   Princess Alma B. Ani, Carl Rookie O. Daquio, and Albert P. Aquino[2]   Introduction The Philippines as an archipelago is highly exposed to natural haz..
 
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..
 
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..
 
Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Department of International Trade, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   Abstract Rice is the staple food and a major crop in Taiwan. Governments have historically emphasized rice self-sufficiency through market price support programs and import restri..
 
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..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Agriculture, rural community and farmer related issues are once again the topic of China’s "No. 1 Central Document" this year, the first poli..
 
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 ..
 
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture email: tahlim@indo.net.id   Introduction In Indonesia, the contribution of agriculture on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has decline..
 
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 4, 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural A..
 
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 ..
 
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..
 
Nik Rozana Nik Mohd Masdek Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) Email: nrozana@mardi.gov.my   Introduction Women are important workforce in many countries. Besides playing the role as housewives, women also contribute to the household income. ..
 
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..
 
Sung-Jae Chun Public-Service Advocate of Korea   * This document is a proposal written by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Republic of Korea on July 2013. FFTC uploads this proposal in their website with permission of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affa..
 
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..
 
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   ABSTRACT In the age of ..
 
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..
 
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..
 
Rozhan Abu Dardak1 Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Malaysia   Introduction Malaysia is a Federal constitutional monarchy located in South-east Asia. It comprises of 13 states, three federal territories and covers a total of 329, 847 square k..
 
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   Because of the rainfall shortage during the second half year of 2014, the major water ..
 
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..
 
Sung-Jae Chun Public-Service Advocate of Korea This article is a news release of the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, Republic of Korea which was distributed on November 10, 2014. It mentions about reaching consensus on a FTA between Korea and China. http://www.motie.go.kr/mo..
 
Iqbal Rafani Researcher, Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia E-mail: iqbalrafani@yahoo.com, iqbalrafani@gmail.com   Introduction Basically, the Indonesian agricultural developme..
 
Iqbal Rafani Researcher, Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture, the Republic of Indonesia Email: iqbalrafani@yahoo.com, iqbalrafani@gmail.com   Introduction It is believed that there is a need for compl..
 
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..
 
Sung-Jae Chun Public-Service Advocate of Korea    This article is a news release of the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, Republic of Korea which was distributed on November 10, 2014. It mentions about reaching a consensus on FTA between Korea and China. http://w..
 
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan   INTRODUCTION The larger idle farmlands have increased, the more strongly it has been insisted that the function of the Agricultural Committee (AC) should be strengthened as “a guardian of farmland&rdquo..
 
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan   INTRODUCTION The idle farmland[1] problem is one of the most significant policy matters in Japanese agricultural policy. The increase in idle farmlands makes difficult to achieve the target of food self-suffi..
 
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..
 
Part 1   Mitsuaki Shindo, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Regional Policy Planning Division   Keywords: breeding, ICTs, intellectual property right, smart agriculture, consortium, rice, wheat and barley, beans, vegetables, fruits, flower, potatoe..
 
Part 2   Mitsuaki Shindo, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Regional Policy Planning Division   Product Specific Policies   (1)   Rice (a) Current situation Demand for rice for table use has been shrinking due to chan..
 
Part 3   Mitsuaki Shindo, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Regional Policy Planning Division   Product Specific Policies    (3) Beans (a) Current situation While the quality of domestic beans is highly rated by the users,..
 
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture, email:tahlim@indo.net.id   Introduction Indonesia is one of the countries that are prone to natural disasters affect agriculture..
 
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 Summary Policies on science and technology in agriculture in Vietnam are reflected in th..
 
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   (Artical 1. Decree No. 115/2005/ND-CP dated 05 September 2005 and Decree 96/2010/ND-CP of th..
 
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 2. Decision No. 162/2008/QD-TTg) Agricultural, fishery extension activities and technical advances ..
 
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 3. Decision No. 1956/QD-TTg) With target of annually training for about 1 million..
 
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..
 
Takayuki Kimura Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   Akihiko HIRASAWA Norinchukin Research Institute Co., Ltd.   2.  Intermediate and conservation organization for farmlands There are opinions regarding the problems of farmers and far..
 
Dr. Takayuki Kimura Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   Dr. Akihiko HIRASAWA Norinchukin Research Institute Co., Ltd.   In Japan, as the aging of farmers becomes serious, those who retire from farm management have been increasing.  On th..
 
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..
 
Tahlim Sudaryanto Senior Agricultural Economist, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio-Economic and Policy Studies, Ministry of Agriculture, email: tahlim@indo.net.id   Background   Fuel price in Indonesia has been subsidised for a long period of time and..
 
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction   The mislabeling of food became a prominent news story in 2013, as Japanese newspapers revealed that even high-end restaurants and department stores were guilty of selling mislabeled food. ..
 
Mitsuaki Shindo, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Regional Policy Planning Division   Keywords: Japan, agriculture, trade negotiations, WTO, FTA, EPA, TPP, tariff, levy, domestic support, sensitive products, rice, wheat, barley, beef, pork, dairy, sugar, starc..
 
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..
 
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 November 10, 2014, Korea and China have reached consensus on a ..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Since 2012,in accordance with the CPC Central Committee and the State Council’s deployment, agricultural authorities at various levels have carried f..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Background and main content of policy. In December 2011, Chinese vice premier Hui Liangyu chaired a symposium on the rural comprehensive reform. Achievem..
 
Shin-ichi Shogenji Professor, Nagoya University, Japan   The following is a lecture paper presented and delivered by Dr. Shin-ichi Shogenji, a Professor at the Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, School of Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University in Japan. Professor Shog..
 
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’..
 
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   Background and main content of policy The CPC Central Committee’s Document No.1 in 2012 asked to provide more policy support to the rural financial..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Agricultural products provide the basic needs in our lives. However, harvests are frequently affected by natural or other causes so that most farmers and fishermen earn lower profits in production than do peop..
 
Stray Dog Management Policy (1922)  2014-11-12 (371)
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Council of Agriculture (COA) hosted the first “Stray Dog Management Policy Consensus Conference.” After their five-day dedication, the 19 participating citizens presented their valuable opinion..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Background and main content of policy Land is a basic element of agricultural production and the core of large-scale agricultural operations is large-..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Since its reform and opening, (based on the decentralized operations of families and taking the unified management of farms as the dominant principle), a two..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   In response to regulations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and in order to show to the international community the results of Taiwan’s implementing the mitigation of..
 
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..
 
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..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   In 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture earnestly implemented the spirit of No.1 Central Document and the No.8 Document by the State Council, followed requireme..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   After the release of the No.1 Central Document in 2012, the MoA conducted a nationwide program called “The Year of Agro-tech Promotion” under the..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   To stop the excessive use and low utilization of fertilizers, China launched the subsidy policy for the soil testing and fertilizer recommendation technology..
 
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..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Since the start of the 11th Five-year Plan, China’s Ministry of Agriculture has followed the instructions on development of water-saving agriculture fr..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Background and main content of policy In 2012, the CPC Central Committee asked if it could improve the steady and orderly manner of the relations involve..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   With the deepening of agricultural and rural reform and development, particularly the endeavors to improve the CPC's work styles in rural areas and to bu..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   In recent years, farmers' burdens remained at low levels as a whole as more efforts were made to implement the policy of strengthening agriculture, benef..
 
Mitsuaki Shindo, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Regional Policy Planning Division   2.  Japan-Australia EPA negotiations The EPA negotiations with Australia, which started in 2007, was perceived to have a huge impact on Japan’s agriculture. Th..
 
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 Philippine Inventors and Invention Incentives Act [1]   Albert P. Aquino, Aleta Belissa D. Correa, and Princess Alma B. Ani[2]   INTRODUCTION National development is anchored on its critical mass of scientists, researchers and investors. They significantly contri..
 
Tomohiro Uchiyama Mie University, Tsu, Mie 514-8507, Japan Email: uchiyama@bio.mie-u.ac.jp   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 srihery@yahoo.com   ABSTRACT For the last ten years there has been a shift in the structure ..
 
Ma, Sang-jin Korea Rural Economic Institute E-mail: msj@krei.re.kr   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: jihwang@korea.kr, veritas96@korea.kr   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: kkf@mail.coa.gov.tw   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: wangjh@ntu.edu.tw   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: dangvrq@gmail.com 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: yngmr@agecon.agr.hokudai.ac.jp   ABSTRACT One of the most serious problems Japanese agriculture have is the shortage of the number of farm business entities. T..
 
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..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   In March 2012,the State Council issued a set of opinions on supporting the development of leading enterprises in agricultural industrialization (the Opinio..
 
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   In September 2012, in order to boost domestic demand in rural areas, optimize the mix of agricultural machinery, promote energy conservation and emission red..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   In October 2010, the State Council decided to establish the mechanism of subsidies and rewards for grassland ecological protection to help increase the herds..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Recently, the Chinese central government attached great importance to the development of agricultural information system. On June 28,2012,the State Counc..
 
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..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   Modem urban agriculture is a new form of agriculture which stemmed from the development of modem cities. It started in China in the 1990s. Since the start of..
 
Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   In 2012, the number of organizations involved in industrialized agricultural operations increased steadily, with their economic strength enjoying steady grow..
 
Mitsuaki Shindo, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Regional Policy Planning Division   Keywords:  Japan, agriculture, trade negotiations, WTO, FTA, EPA, TPP, tariff, levy, domestic support, sensitive products, rice, wheat, barley, beef, pork, dairy, sugar,..
 
Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Rice is the staple food in Japan.  Thus, the Japanese government is paying special attention to rice contamination by cesium after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident of March 2011.  This article aims to ..
 
Takayuki KIMURA Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   Akihiko HIRASAWA Norinchukin Research Institute Co., Ltd.   The Farmer’s Pension System (FPS) in Japan is a public pension system which provides the additional pension on top of the Na..
 
Sung-Jae Chun Public-Service Advocate of Korea   This article is a news release of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Republic of Korea which was distributed on September 18, 2014. It discusses the tariff rate on imported rice from 2016 when Korea goes to rice i..
 
Tahlim Sudaryanto Assistant Minister for International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture email: tahlim@indo.net.id   Bankground             Taking into consideration the importance of agriculture, the governmen..
 
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..
 
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..
 
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..
 
Tran Cong Thang and Dinh Bao Linh (MA) [1]   Reducing greenhouse gas emission in agricultural production is now an important trend in the world. In Vietnam, in recent years, the Government has issued different policies to deal with climate change and limit the gas emission. In th..
 
Dr. Tran Cong Thang and Dinh Bao Linh[1]   As land is the main input for agricultural production in Vietnam, land policy holds a very special interest in the Vietnamese Government and stakeholders in the agricultural sector of Vietnam. Land policies have been reformed over th..
 
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan   INTRODUCTION The Japanese government promotes to expand export of agricultural products and foods as a way of enhancing international competitiveness of Japanese agriculture and the strategy of national econo..
 
Yoshihisa Godo, Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced an unforgettable disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, which involved the wide-spread of radioactive materials. On March 17, 2011, the Ministry of Health, ..
 
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 September 18, 2014, the Korean government ann..
 
Sung-Jae Chun Public-Service Advocate of Korea   Explanatory Note for Translation   This article is posted on September 3, 2014 at the official website of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Republic of Korea in order to prepare for rice import tarif..
 
Dr. Takumi Sakuyama Associate Professor, Meiji University   Explanatory Note for Translation The Vitality Creation Headquarters of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Regions was established on 21st May 2013, with the participation of the Prime Minister as chairman, the Chie..
 
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..
 
Zhen Zhong, Kong Xiangzhi, Mu Nana   School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   The national grains security strategy that takes our side as the dominant factor, bases itself on its own country, guarantees the production capac..
 
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 Agro-food Export in Korea Agricultural exports are considered important n..
 
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..
 
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   The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) announ..
 
Yoshihisa Godo, Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   There are nearly 60,000 breeders of beef cattle in Japan1.  They play an essential role in the meat industry and create important job opportunities in rural areas.  Most cattle breeders are small-sized family f..
 
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..
 
CBFM: A National Strategy for Sustainable Forest Management[1] Albert P. Aquino and Carl Rookie O. Daquio[2]   INTRODUCTION Context Forests used to be one of the richest natural resources in the Philippines. In fact, in 1900, more than 70%, on average, of the island&rsquo..
 
Republic Act No. 9275: The Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004[1]   Albert P. Aquino and Aleta Belissa D. Correa[2]   Introduction As an archipelago, the Philippines is surrounded with water. It ranks fourth with the longest coastline in the world measuring 36,289 km ..
 
Executive Order No. 533: Integrated Coastal Management Policy[1] Albert P. Aquino and Aleta Belissa D. Correa[2]   Introduction The Philippines has a total coastline of 36,289 km, making it fourth with the longest coastline in the world[3].  Its coastal and marine areas ..
 
  Republic Act No. 4850: Creating the Laguna Lake Development Authority[1]   Albert P. Aquino and Aleta Belissa D. Correa[2]   Introduction  Laguna[3] de Bay means “The Lake of (the town of) Bay”.  It was named after Bay, a town in Lagu..
 
Executive Order No. 26: Towards a Greener Philippines[1]   Albert P. Aquino and Carl Rookie O. Daquio[2]   Introduction Historically, the Philippines had lost at least 80% of its original forest cover since the 16th century (Remollino, 2004). In fact, forest cover de..
 
RA 7586: Protected Areas System in the Philippines[1] Albert P. Aquino and Alyssa Joy H. Vitto[2]   Introduction The Philippines is renowned as one of the countries with the highest level of biodiversity in the world. As a matter of fact, it has 52, 177 described species, hal..
 
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 ..
 
Renewable Energy Act for Energy Self-Sufficiency and Harmful Emission Reduction[1] Albert P. Aquino and Christian L. Abeleda[2]   Introduction Energy sector is the leading emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the Philippines (REECS, 2010)[3]. In 2000, there is a leap of 39% ..
 
Tran Cong Thang and Nguyen Le Hoa Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam   1.  Investment and growth situation in Vietnam In the past 10 years, the agriculture sector in Vietnam posted a steady growth with GDP growth of 4 % /..
 
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 Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam   Introduction Agriculture always has an important role in the economy of the country. Implementing the Central Resolution 7 on agriculture, farmers and those living in the..
 
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..
 
Sung-Jae Chun Public-Service Advocate of Korea   FTA compensation for income loss will be given to sorghum, potato, sweet potato, Korean native calf and compensation for closure will be given to Korean native calf. This is the first case of compensation for food crops since the i..
 
Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan   INTRODUCTION We translated a pamphlet, “New Policy for Agriculture and Rural Areas is beginning!!”, Previously, we translated pages 1-5.  This time, we have translated pages 6-11.   ..
 
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 National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service (NAQ..
 
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   The Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA) has announced that it..
 
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..
 
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 Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA) announced that it hel..
 
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..
 
Jeongbin Im*,  Iljeong Jeong** *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 ** Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Aff..
 
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..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Council of Agriculture (COA) has offered various kinds of welfare programs to farmers in order for them to maintain their living standards and economic security. “ The Temporary Statute Regarding the..
 
Iqbal Rafani Researcher at the Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia Email: iqbalrafani@yahoo.com   Introduction Agriculture is a key strategic sector in Indonesia. The main p..
 
Sei-Kyun Choi Korea Rural Economic Institute, Seoul, Korea e-mail: skchoi@krei.re.kr   ABSTRACT   As a national policy research institution in the field of agriculture, the Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI) has led agricultural, rural and food policy and has ..
 
Zhen Zhong, Xiangzhi Kong (School of Agricultural and Rural Development, Renmin University of China, Beijing, 100872) Email: zhzruc@126.com   ABSTRACT During the 30 years of Reform and Opening up, China’s agricultural policy has formed a relatively complete framewor..
 
Tahlim Sudaryanto Assistant Minister for International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, the Republic of Indonesia, email: tahlim@indo.net.id   ABSTRACT Agricultural development in Indonesia has been successful in promoting food production, particularly rice and m..
 
Akihiko Hirasawa Norinchukin Research Institute co., ltd 1-1-12, Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0047 Japan e-mail: akihiko@nochuri.co.jp   ABSTRACT   Agricultural land reform in the aftermath of WWII generated agricultural structure of Japan with vast nu..
 
Achieving Sustainable and Inclusive Green Growth: Recent Major Agricultural Policies in the Philippines[1]   Albert P. Aquino, Princess Alma B. Ani and Meliza A. Festejo[2]   Abstract The Philippine government has taken crucial steps to pave the way to sustainab..
 
Hwang-Jaw Lee Ph. D      Abstract In the past years, the changing factors of agriculture developments in Taiwan are influenced greatly both internally and externally. Facing the challenges of new environment, it is critical to establish industrial value chain operation ..
 
ItthipongMahathanasetha*, KampanatPensuparb a Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand 10900; E-mail address: fecoipm@ku.ac.th b Center for Applied Economic Research, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart Univer..
 
Ph.D Tran Cong Thang and Dinh Thi Bao Linh[1]   ABSTRACT This paper aims to provide an opportunity to improve understanding of Vietnamese relevants and foreign partners of its agricultural policies, including eight policy groups including (i) trade liberalization countermeasures,..
 
Dr. Tran Cong Thang and Dinh Thi Bao Linh[1]   Key words: trade liberalization, Vietnam, countermeasures   INTRODUCTION International economic integration is the key element in the renovation process of Vietnam.  For agriculture, economic integrati..
 
Charuk Singhapreecha Faculty of Economics, Chiang Mai University   Introduction             This paper examines the policy transition in various stages of Thailand’s economic development. The agricultural and agro-p..
 
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..
 
Fumihiro Kabuta, Ph.D. Policy Research Coordinator, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   (Continued from Part 1 uploaded on April 18, 2014) 7. Mechanism of the compensation (mutual aid insurance money) Agricultural mutual..
 
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..
 
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..
 
Charuk Singhapreecha Faculty of economics, Chiang Mai University   Introduction   This paper addresses the role of Thailand’s past and present agricultural sector.  The analysis is focused primarily on agricultural development in Thailand which has acceler..