Agricultural cooperatives and farmers' organizations

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)
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INTRODUCTION The 18th National Congress of the CPC nailed down the direction of developing specialized cooperation and shareholding cooperation. In 2013, the CPC Central Committee’s Document No.1 included developing farmers’ cooperatives as an important measure in the construction of...
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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 structure and the trade liberalization in the era of free trade. The JA has...
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Introduction Japanese agricultural cooperatives serve important functions in the rural community. In addition to agricultural services, they provide several services required in daily life, such as banking and arrangement of family ceremonies. Each agricultural cooperative has its own...
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Introduction The Japanese government provides various forms of legal support for agricultural cooperatives. One of the most substantial considerations is the special treatment in the anti-monopoly policy, whereby agricultural cooperatives are allowed to escape from certain regulations of the...
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