Farmers' welfare and retirement system

Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   Agricultural products provide the basic needs in our lives. However, harvests are frequently affected by natural or other causes so that most farmers and fishermen earn lower profits in production than do people in...
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Takayuki KIMURA Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   Akihiko HIRASAWA Norinchukin Research Institute Co., Ltd.   The Farmer’s Pension System (FPS) in Japan is a public pension system which provides the additional pension on top of the National Pension...
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Hwang-Jaw Lee Board Director, Taiwan Flowers Development Association   The Council of Agriculture (COA) has offered various kinds of welfare programs to farmers in order for them to maintain their living standards and economic security. “ The Temporary Statute Regarding the Welfare...
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Chan-Ik Chun Agricultural Economist, FFTC   On Nov. 8, the Cabinet of Taiwan government tightened rules governing eligibility for the elderly farmers’ monthly pension in a bid to prevent “pseudo-farmers” cashing in on the welfare system which costs the government NT$50 billion (US$1.7...
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Dr. Jeongbin Im Professor Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development College of Agricultural and Life Science Seoul National University Seoul, Korea E-mail: jeongbin@snu.ac.kr   In order to alleviate the lack of farming human resource, the Ministry of...
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