Japan to review basic law on food, agriculture and rural areas amid growing threats to food security

TOKYO, Sept. 10 – Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Sept. 9 instructed the government’s headquarters for stable food supply and sustainable agriculture to review the basic law on food, agriculture and rural areas, known as the “constitution of agriculture policies,” with a view to revise it. Agriculture minister Tetsuro Nomura said the government will show the direction on what to do with the law in about a year while focusing on creating a consensus among the people. The points at issue are boosting self-sufficiency of farm produce, fertilizers and livestock feed. The law was enacted in 1999. It has served to set farm policies of today including nurturing and securing […]