Policy-Related News

President Aquino signed Executive Orders (EO) 180 and 179 which authorized the use of the P71 billion coconut levy funds. The article also highlighted salient points of the EOs   Source: http://www.rappler.com/nation/87361-aquino-eo-coco-levy-funds, March 19, 2015 (Researach and summarized...
Malaysia will rebrand its Malaysian Organic Scheme (SOM Standard) to MyOrganic. The initiatives aimed at encouraging more people to purchase and consume organic products. MyOrganic is more comprehensive and integrated standard that include the agricultural, livestock and aquaculture sub-sectors....
To follow up the implementation of Food Law No.18/2012, the State Secretariat released the Government Regulation No.17/2015 on Food Security and Nutrition on 19 March 2015.   Source: the State Secretariat, March 19, 2015 (Research and summarized by Dr. Tahlim Sudaryanto)
On April 12, 2015, the Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC) announced that it is now working hard to create a comprehensive, state-of-the-art water management system in a bid to become more effectively secure in the management of water resources for agricultural use. It is necessary for...
On March 27, 2015, President Park Geun-hye invited some leaders of the Korean farmers’ groups and industry associations to the Blue House(the Korean presidential office). It is for seeking and discussing the possibility of win-win cooperation between the agricultural sector and the non-...
On March 25, 2015, the Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) and Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) announced that government is scheduled to provide new small package 10kg rice to low income one-person household for free every month starting April 1, 2015. It is...
The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has officially released the new Strategic Plan of 2015-2019.  The document will serve as an umbrela for formulating policy and programs for all work units within MoA and other stakeholders.   Sources:  Press release of the Ministry of...
A US$ 50/ton of exported CPO will be used to finance palm oil development (CPO Supporting Fund, CSF).  The fund will be managed by a special authority which is currently under assessment by the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of Indonesia. Source: Press release of the Coordinating...