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MAFF UPDATE No.730 (Published on September 10th,2010)

                                                                                

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  The biweekly update news from The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishries of Japan.

  International Policy Planning Division , Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishries

  1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8950, Japan

  Fax: +81-3-3502-8084

  Editor: Kenji Kitamura

  

The Food Self-sufficiency Rate for FY2009

  

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries published on August 10th the food self-sufficiency rate for FY2009.

 

The food self-sufficiency rate on a calorie basis was 40%, which fell by 1 point from the previous year as a result of decreases in the production of wheat and sugar, and in the consumption of rice.

 

The food self-sufficiency rate on a production value basis was 70%, which rose by 5 point due to declines in import volume and the unit prices of livestock, fish products, oils and fats, and vegetables, and due also to a decrease in feed import value led by a decline in the world grain prices.

 

1. The food self-sufficiency rate

  

Calorie Basis                    40%    (a fall  of 1 point from the previous year)
• Production Value Basis   70%     (a rise of 5 points from the previous year)

 

2. Influences on the food self-sufficiency rate

 ( 1) The main factor contributing to the fall in the food self-sufficiency rate on a calorie basis 

Decrease in the domestic production of wheat and sugar (sugar beet, sugarcane)
• Decrease in the consumption of rice

        

 (2) The main factor contributing to the rise in the food self-sufficiency rate on a production value basis

 

• Fall in import volume and the unit prices of livestock, fish products, oils and fats,and vegetables
• Decrease in import value of feed (livestock) led by a decline in the world grain prices.

 

 

Session of the Subcommittee of the JAS Council to be Held

MAFF will hold a session of the Subcommittee of the Council for Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) at 10:00a.m. on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010. The session will be held in the 

Dai-3-Tokubetsu Meeting Room at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (the 7th floor, door #714 of the main building). The session will consider the following issues:

Japanese Agricultural Standards to be revised for:

a. Agricultural products with production information,

b. Soy milks,

c. Canned / bottled livestock products,

d. Carrot juice and carrot mix juice,

e. Boiled and dried small fishes, 

f. Pickled agricultural products,

g. Fruit juice and fruit beverage,

h. Apple straight pure juice,

i. Carbonated drinks.

 

 

 

1) The application should be made to the following address / number:

         Labeling and Standards Division,

         Food Safety and Consumers Affairs Bureau

         Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

         1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8950

         Fax: (03)-3502-0594

 

2) All applications, whether by fax or mail, must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, September 24th, 2010.

 

3) If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of the meeting room, attendees will be selected by lot (Around 35 attendees will be acceptable).

 

Remarks :        

      Entrance/exit to and   from the meeting room during the session is not allowed except in case of emergency     

      (Otherwise, attendees may be asked to go out of the meeting room).

 

For further information, please contact the Labeling and Standards Division by telephone at (03)-3502-8111(ext.4480) / (03)-6744-2096(dir.) or by fax at (03)-3502-0594.

Labeling and Standards Division, Food Safety and Consumers Affairs Bureau

Subcommittee of the JAS Council:

http://www.maff.go.jp/j/jas/kaigi/bukai.html

  

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