27-06-2014 14:30 PM | Japan

Abe’s drive to reform agriculture

The Abe administration’s proposed measures to reform the farm sector in its updated strategy for economic growth have focused on the organizational problems of agricultural cooperatives. While the administration targeted the Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives (JA-Zenchu) as an obstacle to growth of the nation’s farm industry, little headway has been made on the larger issues of reforming farmland use and ensuring that Japanese agriculture can survive the wave of farm trade liberalization.
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