Japan: Japan Instituting Agricultural Reform Programs

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Regions Vitalization Creation Head Quarters (headed by Prime Minister Abe) in the Cabinet approved an “Agriculture Competitiveness Reinforcement Program” and incorporated it into an “Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Regions Vitalization Creation Plan” on November 28, 2016. The program sets out reform programs for agricultural industries and pushes the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations (i.e., JA Zennoh) towards voluntary reform to increase farmer income.

Japan: Japan Instituting Agricultural Reform Programs