Agricultural cooperatives and farmers' organizations

Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction Farmers are exposed to the risk of injury from the misuse of agricultural machinery and occupational diseases such as poisoning from agricultural chemicals. In addition, the percentage of the aged, who require...
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Min-Hsien Yang, Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan I Han, Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan   There are around 26,000 employees hired by Farmers’ Associations and Fishermen’s Associations in Taiwan. Labor Standards Act started to cover them since the...
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Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction Japan’s unique system of agricultural cooperatives forms a nationwide network, called the JA Group. This mammoth economic body organizes almost all Japanese farmers and has played a key role in shaping the...
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Yoshihisa Godo, Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction Japan has a unique system of group farming, called the Agricultural Producers’ Cooperative Corporation (APCC). In 1962, the government established this system as part of its agricultural policy reform....
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Zhen Zhong Assistant Professor School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Renmin University of China   The CPC central committee paid high attention to fostering and developing large-scale subjects of management like family farms and specialized farmers’...
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