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Support for growing soybeans instead of rice: Japanese rice fields are changing

Published Apr 26, 2023

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Domestic powdered rice cultivation complex. Provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs recently announced the ‘plan to expand and reorganize the direct payment system for agriculture’. The budget related to the agricultural direct payment system, one of the major national tasks, will be expanded to 5 trillion won by 2027. It is to improve farm household income and prepare agriculture as an eco-friendly and sustainable future industry. The current status of the agricultural direct payment system and the way forward will be reviewed three times through overseas cases that are implementing the agricultural direct payment system. Recently, the environment surrounding agriculture is changing rapidly. Rising raw material prices and unstable supply and demand are factors that threaten the stability of farming households. In Japan, the United States, and the European Union (EU), direct payment systems are being ...
Source: Donga
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