The agricultural policies after Independence in South Korea can be roughly classified into three policies: policies for food increase till the 1970s, policies for structural improvement in the 1980s and 1990s, and policies for rice production adjustment in the 2000s. In the process, a policy for price support to encourage food production and increase farmer income, the policies for modernization of production processes, and the policies for expanding the scale of management were made and implemented. In recent years, the policies for direct payment and a policy for eco-friendly farming were introduced to cope with the waves of free international trade of agricultural products and global competition.
This paper summarises the processes in which the Korean government and farmers have made strenuous efforts to realize a dream of “green revolutions” by banding with each other to overcome hardships and challenges.
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Yun Dong Koun
The Korea Development Institute is an autonomous policy-oriented research organization founded in 1971. KDI was established by the Korean government as an economic think tank to provide a rigorous academic perspective on the various economic policy issues that had arisen during Korea’s rapid growth and development in the 1960s. Since then, the scope of KDI’s activities has grown, and it is now called upon to provide expert analysis and advice on all aspects of long- and short-term government policies in areas ranging from domestic economic policy to international trade and investment.
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