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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, and the agricultural production activities that contribute to the...
Country: Japan Topic: Rural development
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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 agricultural production and 7.7% of its total production of processed foods 1. However, farms and food processing factories in...
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  The agriculture and rural areas have a variety of functions (multifunction) such as prevention of floods and landslides, conservation of the natural environment, the formation of the beautiful landscape, etc. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has cooperated with the...
Country: Japan Topic: Rural development
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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 managed this service in such a way that the former covers necessary budget...
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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 Europe, North America, and Australasia, it is often the case that...
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