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Oct. 26, 2015

COLLECTION OF RELEVANT AGRICULTURAL POLICY INFORMATION AND ITS PRACTICAL USE

Collection of relevant agricultural policy information and its practical use

In 2013, FFTC expanded its scope of information network to embrace agricultural policy issues in the Asian and Pacific region by establishing an agricultural policy (AP) information platform.

Initially, the project focused on Japan, Korea, the Philippines and Taiwan. The AP website was launched in June 2013. The following year, AP increased the number of countries from four to eight to include China,

Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. To create more impact and become a leading website in the region, the AP website may need to offer more comprehensive information and find ways to present the information in more interesting and practical forms.  This workshop aims to improve the quality of the data collected to be used in the AP information platform and find ways of presenting them in more attractive forms.

Major findings and recommendations:

  • Develop a strategic plan on how to best promote the AP website in the Asia Pacific region;
  • Figure out ways to make the AP website more accessible and user friendly to the general users;
  • Strengthen the AP platform by reviewing and evaluating the contents of papers submitted by the AP contracted partners;
  • Compile and document feedback from readers and make this the benchmark for improving the form and content of the website.
  • Use the popular and more simple form of writing in order to reach out to a broader mass base of readers;
  • Explain the more technical policies in more friendly language and relate it to everyday life so that it will be more easily understood by the target audience.

Collection of relevant agricultural policy information and its practical use

Held in Taichung, Taiwan, 12-16 August 2014

No. of participating countries: 9 (Australia, USA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam)

No. of papers presented: 15

No. of participants: 15 speakers from 9 countries and 40 local participants

Co-organizers: Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), Council of Agriculture (COA), Rural Development Foundation (RDF)

List of papers

Resource papers

KREI and its involvement in establishing national agricultural policy

- Sei Kyun Choi

Resource and country papers

Frame of agricultural policy and recent major agricultural policies in Japan

      -  Akihiko Hirasawa

Frame of agricultural policy and recent major agricultural policies in the Philippines

      -  Albert Perez Aquino

Frame of agricultural policy and recent major agricultural policies in Taiwan

      -  Hwang-Jaw Lee

Frame of agricultural policy and recent major agricultural policies in Thailand

      -  Itthipong Mahathanaseth

Frame of agricultural policy and recent major agricultural policies in Vietnam

      -  Dinh Thi Bao Linh

Frame of agricultural policy and recent major agricultural policies in China

      -  Zhen Zhong

Frame of agricultural policy and recent major agricultural policies in Korea

      -  Jeong-Bin Im

Frame of agricultural policy and recent major agricultural policies in Indonesia

     -   Tahlim Sudaryanto

 

For further information, contact Dr. Chan-Ik Chun, FFTC agricultural economist

 

The workshop on “Collection of Relevant Agricultural Policy Information and Its Practical Use " was attended by nine speakers representing eight countries who are actually the contracted partners of FFTC’s Agricultural Policy Project

 

Dr. Akihiko Hirasawa (front), Senior Manager and Senior Chief Economist of Norinchukin Research Institute Co. Ltd. Is Japan’s contracted partner in FFTC’s Agricultural Policy Project

 

FFTC Director Yu-Tsai Huang explains to the workshop participants the operations of the Wujie Township Farmers’ Association Rice Mill in Yilan, Taiwan 

 

Dr. Sei Kyun Choi (left), President, Korean Rural Economic Institute (KREI), and a resource speaker, receives a plaque of appreciation from FFTC Director Dr. Yu-Tsai Huang

 

Workshop participants discuss ways to develop a strategic plan on how to best promote the AP website in the Asia Pacific region

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