Sunday 06 November 2011
Government boost for farming
Japan's government Thursday outlined a basic policy to revitalize the country's agricultural sector, which stands to lose the most from a greater commitment to free trade favored by the administration of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.
The policy calls for expanding the scale of farming operations and attracting young people to the sector. It also reiterates the goal of raising food self-sufficiency above 50% from the current near-historic low of 39%.
The farm plan is an attempt to unify divisions within the ruling party about the costs and benefits of a greater commitment to free trade
Source: newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk
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