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Date
May 25-29,2015
Venue
MARDI, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
Co-sponsors
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region (FFTC)
Background / Highlights of Activity
Rationale: 

The aging problem among agricultural farmers is severe in the Asian and Pacific region. In Japan, Korea and Taiwan, for instance, the ratio of the aged farmers to the total farm household population are 34.3%, 31.8% and 31.2%, respectively in 2010. In Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, the ratio of aging farmers are increasing while young farmers are decreasing. Aging farmers have much difficulty in finding successors for their farming business. 
   
There are many reasons why the younger generation does not to want to engage themselves in farming. Some of these reasons include low income, poor working conditions, inferior children’s education environment and poor healthcare system in the rural areas. But one of the main difficulties of the young generation’s entry into farming involves its close relations to the farmlands.
 
Farmlands are prerequisites for agriculture and are considered farming symbols. In wide and long-term perspectives, there is no doubt that agriculture depends on land, and that this distinguishes the sector from most other kinds of businesses. But the problem is the price of farmland is too expensive for the young beginners and finding the appropriate leased farmland is also very difficult especially those who want to start farming with leased farmland. These are serious bottlenecks to the next generation who want to farm and to increase farm size.    
 
Some countries such as Korea have active farmland programs for young farmers to enter into farming and to increase their farm size without much difficulty. They do it through the farmland bank system. Similar policies have been applied in Japan and Taiwan while other countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia have different program for beginners to prepare farmlands like Land Contract Guarantee Program and Agriculture Entrepreneur Development Program, respectively. This kind of policy method will be introduced in detail and discussed in this seminar.
 
Objectives:

This seminar aims to find a better way for governments to prepare the appropriate policies for young beginners to purchase or rent farmlands or for existing young farmers  to increase their farmland size.
 
Proposed seminar topics: 

a. Farmland policy for young generation: purchasing and leasing
b. Farmland bank program for young generation
c. Farmland scale-up policy for next generation
d. Orchard scale-up program
e. Direct payment program for next generation
f. Farmland pension program
Program

Program

2015 FFTC-MARDI International Seminar on
Cultivating the Young Generation of Farmers with Farmland Policy Implications
to be held in MARDI, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, 25-29 May 2015.

May 26, 2015 (Tuesday)

09:00-09:30

Registration (MARDI, Serdang)

 

Opening Ceremony

(concurrent with Young Agropreneur Local Seminar)

09:30-10:00

Welcoming Address: HE Dato’ Dr. Sharif Haron, Director General, MARDI

Opening Remarks: Dr. Yu-Tsai Huang, Director, FFTC

Officiating Speech : HE Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob,

          Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based   

          Industries, Malaysia

Group Photograph

10:00-10:20

Tea/Coffee Break

Session І-1

Resource Papers

Moderator: Dr. Marilyn M. ELAURIA

10:20-10:50

Farmland-access Policy for Young Generation of Farmers

Dr. Sen-Tyan LIN, Professor
Dept. of Law, School of Humanities and Social Science, Kainan University
Taiwan

10:50-11:00

Q&A

11:00-11:30

The Income Stratification of Rural Households and the Income Instability of Young Farmers in Korea

Dr. Taeho LEE, Professor
Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, College of Agriculture & Life Science, Seoul National University, Korea

11:30-11:40

Q&A

11:40-12:10

Land concentration and Land Market in Japan: An International Perspective

Dr. Shinsaku NAKAJIMA, Senior Assistant Professor
Department of Agri-food and Environmental Policy, School of Agriculture Meiji University, Japan

12:10-12:20

Q&A

12:20-12:50

Policy on Land in Malaysia for Young Agropreneurs through Blue Ocean Strategy

Mr. Mohd Arif Bin ADENAN, Director
National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) & Young Agropreneur Unit
Ministry of Agriculture, Malaysia

12:50-13:00

Q&A

13:00-14:30

Lunch Break

Session І-2

Country Papers

Moderator: Mr. Soudchay NHOUYVANISVONG

14:30-15:00

Farmland Bank in Korea

Dr. Kyung-An YIM, Deputy Director
Office of Farmland Bank, Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC)
Korea

15:00-15:10

Q&A

15:10-15:40

Farmland Policy for Young Generation in Myanmar: Purchasing and Leasing

Dr. Mar Mar KYU, Emeritus Professor
Dept. of Agronomy, Yezin Agricultural University, Myanmar

15:40-15:50

Q&A

15:50-16:20

Family Farming and Farmland Policy in Vietnam: Current Situation and Perspective

Dr. NGUYEN Dang Minh Chanh, Head of Sciences and International Cooperation, Center for Agrarian Systems Resea4rch and Development (CASRAD), Field Crops Research Institute, Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS)

16:20-16:30

Q&A

16:30-17:00

Tea/Coffee Break

18:00-20:00

Sightseeing - Putrajaya

20:00-22:00

Welcome Dinner

Hosted by Dato’ Dr. Sharif Haron, Director General, MARDI

May 27, 2015 (Wednesday)

Session ІІ-1

Country Papers          Moderator: Dr. Sen-Tyan LIN

09:30-10:00

Farmland Policy and Financing Program for Young Generation in the Philippines

Dr. Marilyn M. ELAURIA, Professor
Dept. of Agricultural Economics, College of Economics and Management
University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines

10:00-10:10

Q&A

10:10-10:40

MARDI Facilities for Young Generation Entrepreneur

Mr. Khairul Asfamawi KHULIDIN, Senior Research Officer
Youth Agroprenuer Programme, Technology Promotion and Development Center, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Malaysia

10:40-10:50

Q&A

10:50-11:10

Tea/Coffee Break

Session ІІ-2

Country Papers          Moderator: Dr. Mar Mar Kyu

11:10-11:40

Farmland Policy in Indonesia for Young Generation

Dr. Syahyuti, Rural Sociologist
Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Indonesia

11:40-11:50

Q&A

11:50-12:20

Succession of Farmlands to Non-family Successors: Options for the Young Generation of Farmers

Mr. Tasuku NAGATANI, Research Fellow
Dept. of Natural Resource Economics, Graduate School of Agriculture
Kyoto University, Japan

12:20-12:30

Q&A

12:30-14:00

Lunch Break

Session ІІ-3

Country Papers          Moderator: Mr. Mohd Arif Bin ADENAN

14:00-14:30

New Farmer Development in Agricultural Land Reform Area in Thailand

Mr. Winai MEKDUM, Director
New Farmer and Youth Farmer Development Bureau
Ministry of Agriculture, Thailand

14:30-14:40

Q&A

14:40-15:10

Youth in Agriculture and Rural Development in Lao PDR

Mr. Soudchay NHOUYVANISVONG, Director
International Cooperation Division, Department of Planning and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR

15:10-15:20

Q&A

15:20-15:40

Tea/Coffee Break

15:40-16:10

The Restructuring Policy of Agro-manpower and Farmland in Taiwan

Dr. Chen-Te HUANG, Deputy Director
Dept. of Planning, Council of Agriculture (COA), Executive Yuan, Taiwan

16:10-16:20

Q&A

Session ІІ-4

General Discussion       Moderators:     

                                              Dr. Taeho LEE        Dr. Shinsaku NAKAJIMA

16:20-17:10

General Discussion

17:10-17:20

Conclusion

17:20-17:35

Introduction of MARDI

17:35-17:45

Introduction of FFTC

18:00-20:00

Appreciation Dinner

Hosted by Dr. Yu-Tsai Huang, Director, FFTC

Papers
Resources Papers
 
Farmland-access Policy for Young Generation of Farmers
Dr. Sen-Tyan LIN, Professor
Dept. of Law, School of Humanities and Social Science, Kainan University, Taiwan
 
The Aging of Agriculture and the Income Instability of Young Farmers in Korea      pdf(688.85KB)(298)      pdf(1.13MB)(350)
Dr. Taeho LEE, Professor
Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, College of Agriculture & Life Science, Seoul National University, Korea
 
Land concentration and Land Market in Japan: An International Perspective      pdf(459.84KB)(350)      pdf(2.62MB)(386)
Dr. Shinsaku NAKAJIMA, Senior Assistant Professor
Department of Agri-food and Environmental Policy, School of Agriculture Meiji University, Japan
 
Policy on Land Farms in Malaysia for Young Agropreneurs through Blue Ocean Strategy      pdf(528.99KB)(335)      pdf(11.10MB)(437)
Mr. Mohd Arif Bin ADENAN, Director
National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) & Young Agropreneur Unit, Ministry of Agriculture, Malaysia
 
Country Papers
 
Farmland Bank in Korea      pdf(612.08KB)(385)      pdf(2.99MB)(347)
Dr. Kyung-An YIM, Deputy Director
Office of Farmland Bank, Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC), Korea
 
Farmland Policy for Young Generation in Myanmar: Purchasing and Leasing      pdf(248.01KB)(327)      pdf(2.48MB)(380)
Dr. Mar Mar KYU, Emeritus Professor
Dept. of Agronomy, Yezin Agricultural University, Myanmar 
 
Family Farming and Farmland Policy in Vietnam: Current Situation and Perspective      pdf(290.99KB)(352)      pdf(720.16KB)(301)
Dr. NGUYEN Dang Minh Chanh, Head of Sciences and International Cooperation
Center for Agrarian Systems Research and Development (CASRAD), Food Crops Research Institute (FCRI), Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS)
 
Farmland Policy and Financing Program for Young Generation in the Philippines      pdf(415.86KB)(364)      pdf(1.47MB)(297)
Dr. Marilyn M. ELAURIA, Professor
Dept. of Agricultural Economics, College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
 
MARDI Facilities for Young Generation Entrepreneur      pdf(452.13KB)(376)      pdf(7.88MB)(353)
Mr. Khairul Asfamawi KHULIDIN, Senior Research Officer
Youth Agroprenuer Programme, Technology Promotion and Development Center, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Malaysia
 
Farmland Policy in Indonesia for Young Generation      pdf(399.48KB)(413)      pdf(914.78KB)(461)
Dr. SYAHYUTI, Rural Sociologist
Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Indonesia
 
Succession of Farmlands to Non-family Successors: Options for the Young Generation of Farmers    pdf(439.98KB)(358)      pdf(684.65KB)(278)
Mr. Tasuku NAGATANI, Research Fellow
Dept. of Natural Resource Economics, Graduate School of Agriculture 
Kyoto University, Japan
 
New Farmer Development in Agricultural Land Reform Area in Thailand      pdf(522.00KB)(298)      pdf(8.44MB)(271)
Mr. Winai MEKDUM, Director
New Farmer and Youth Farmer Development Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Thailand
 
Needs and Potential for Rural Youth Development in Lao PDR      pdf(972.31KB)(351)      pdf(2.45MB)(384)
Mr. Soudchay NHOUYVANISVONG, Director
International Cooperation Division, Department of Planning and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR
 
The Restructuring Policy of Agro-manpower and Farmland in Taiwan      pdf(537.19KB)(332)      pdf(2.31MB)(354)
Dr. Chen-Te HUANG, Deputy Director
Dept. of Planning, Council of Agriculture (COA), Executive Yuan, Taiwan 
Highlights
MARDI Collaborates with FFTC on Seminar Regarding Young Generation of Farmers