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Japan Aims For 50 Per Cent Self Sufficiency By 2020

18 March 2010

JAPAN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) is planning to achieve 50 per cent food self sufficiency by 2020 under a New Basic Plan for Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas.

In order to achieve the 50 per cent target, MAFF will aim to increase production of soy beans, rice, wheat and feed crop, as well as re-enforcing the food safety system and improving producer support measures, according to information uploaded on the MAFF website.

For beef, MAFF expects no change to current domestic beef production volumes, but a slight increase in beef consumption per capita to 5.8kg per person (boneless equivalent) by 2020, up 0.1kg from the current level.

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