Jeong-bin Im

Jeong-bin Im

Jeong-Bin Im is Professor of Department of Agricultural Eonomics and Rural Development in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University. Professor Im holds Ph. D. in Agricultural and Resources Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park (U.S.A) after having M.A and B.A. from Seoul National University.

His academic research and publication covers a wide range of agricultural policy and trade topics such as agricultural direct payment program, WTO and Free Trade Agreement(FTA) issues. He is contributing to many academic journals, as editorial board member for Journal of Korean Agricultural Policy, Journal of Korean Livestock Management and as Editor-in-chief for Journal of Korean Agricultural Economics.

In addition, he has advised several developing country governments, international organizations as well as various Korean ministries on agricultural policy and trade issues. Professor Im is currently working, among others, as Chair for Evaluation of FTA Compensation System Forum and Chair for Dietary Education Forum, and served as a Member of Presidential Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Policy.

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The Korean National Food Cluster Project (FOODPOLIS) is to make a food industrial complex which is located near Iksan city, located on Korea’s west coast with a total area of 1.4 million square meters of land. Based on the Food Industry Promotional Act, this project started in 2011 to foster and...
Country: Korea Topic: Overview
On July 20, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) announced that it is working on a project called ‘Mi (meaning ‘rice’ in Chinese Character)racle Project’ as a part of the project to increase rice consumption. MAFRA with famous chefs developed 7 types of desserts made from...
Country: Korea Topic: Agribusiness
Overview of KNCAF The Korea National College of Agriculture and Fisheries (KNCAF) was established by the Korean government in 1997 to rear professional farm managers leading to the development of agricultural industry and rural communities. The background for the establishment of KNCAF was due...
The Korean Rural Development Administration (RDA) has played a vital role in the development and dissemination of agricultural technologies to improve agricultural productivity and increase farm income.   Table 1. Major changes of rural development administration (RDA) by period...
Country: Korea Topic: Rural development
During the 1960s, in the early stage of economic development in Korea, famine was a serious problem. Thus, the focus of the Korean government’s agricultural policy in the 1960s and 1970s was improvements in food production. The Korean government had to support a large population within a limited,...
Country: Korea Topic: Agriculture