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Evaluation of agricultural policy reforms in Korea

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Title Evaluation of agricultural policy reforms in Korea
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Material Type Reports
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OECD

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[Paris]:OECD

Date 2008
Pages 102
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Industry and Technology < Agriculture
Holding OECD

Abstract

The Korean government has implemented a series of agricultural policy reforms over
the last ten years to cope with significant changes in both the international environment
and the domestic situation. Through the implementation of the Uruguay Round
agreement, import prohibitions on major agricultural products except rice were
transformed into a tariff system. As a result, agriculture in Korea is more exposed to
international competition and increasing the competitiveness of this sector and adjusting
policies accordingly have became urgent goals for policy-makers. The focus of domestic
societal interests in the agricultural sector has also changed significantly. Consumer
interest in environmentally-friendly agricultural products has increased, outbreaks of
animal disease have drawn national attention to food safety, and the rapid migration from
rural to urban areas with the increase of industrialization has led to rural areas being left
behind and spurred increased interest in rural development. (The rest omitted)