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Basic Law

The Basic Law on Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas(PDF : 77KB)
(translated at the time of establishment)


  • Chapter I General Provisions (Articles1-14)
  • Chapter II Basic Policies
    • Section 1 Basic Plan for Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas (Article 15)
    • Section 2 Policies for Securing a Stable Food Supply (Articles 16-20)
    • Section 3 Policies for Sustainable Agricultural Development (Articles 21-33)
    • Section 4 Policies for Development of Rural Areas (Articles 34-36)
  • Chapter III Administrative Bodies and Relevant Organizations (Articles 37-38)
  • Chapter IV The Council for Food, Agriculture and Rural Area Policies (Articles 39-43)

 Supplementary Provisions

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Policy Planning Division, Minister's Secretariat
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
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