Policy-Related News

2020.07.24
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The Philippine has dropped a plan to import up to 300,000 tonnes of rice from governments. The decision comes after Vietnam, the main rice supplier of the Philippine, has resumed selling grains. As reported in the Reuters, the Philippines had planned to import under a government-to-government...
2020.07.24
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The traditional bamboo-based cultivation system in Damyang, a county in Jeollanam-do in South Korea, has been recognized as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS), a designation managed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It is the fifth site in South...
2020.07.24
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There is growing interest in “ethical consumption” — consumer awareness of the importance of environmental, ethical and animal welfare rights — and more and more South Koreans are searching for so called “animal-welfare’ foods in recent days, according to an analysis of sales trends at the nation’s...
2020.07.10
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The Philippines Department of Agriculture (DA) has approved the establishment of a food processing facility which will convert excess fruits and vegetables into high-value products and reduce food waste in the country. The facility, valued at some PHP20m (US$399,433), will be built in the La...
2020.07.10
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Ambassador of Japan Matsuda Kuninori on Monday showed keen interest for developing mutual agricultural research and importing Basmati rice from Pakistan in order to further strengthen bilateral trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. The ambassador called on Minister for National...
2020.07.10
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A unit of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. has launched an indoor vertical farm in Shizuoka that can yield up to 5 tons of produce a day — one of the world’s largest such facilities to rely solely on artificial lighting. Tepco Energy Partner Inc. started running the farm Wednesday in...
2020.07.10
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Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) said it received no offers for feed-quality wheat or barley in a simultaneous buy and sell (SBS) auction that closed late on Wednesday. The ministry had sought 80,000 tonnes of feed wheat and 100,000 tonnes of feed barley to be...
2020.07.10
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The Government of Japan formulated “the Basic Plan for Food, Agriculture, and Rural Areas,” in March 2020 which shows the direction of measures with a vision for approximately the next 10 years. This plan describes that the number of farmers in Japan is estimated to be 1.31 million in 2030 from...

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