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Strategy for Sustainable Food Systems, MeaDRI


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There are a wide range of issues that need to be addressed globally with regard to agriculture, forestry, fisheries and food sectors, including climate change and the associated increase in large-scale disasters. Japan's agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries are facing a shortage of labour due to the ageing of the population. In order to address these issues, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) launched the Strategy MeaDRI, a strategy for a sustainable food system, on 12 May 2021.

Strategy for Sustainable Food Systems, MeaDRI
~ Innovation will enhance potentials and ensure sustainability in a compatible manner~

“MeaDRI,”the medium-long term strategy will pave the way for the future.
-Enhancing engagement of stakeholders at each stage of food supply chains
-Promoting innovation to reduce environmental load

By2050, MAFF aims to achieve;
-Zero CO2 emission from fossil fuel combustion in agriculture, forestry and fisheries
-50% reduction in risk-weighted use of chemical pesticides by dissemination of the Integrated Pest Managementand newly-developed alternatives
-30% reduction in chemical fertilizer use
-Increase in organic farming to 1Mha (equivalent to 25% of farmland)
-At least 30% enhancement in productivity of food manufacturers (by 2030)
-Sustainable sourcing for import materials (by2030)
-90% and more superior varieties and F1 plus trees in forestry seedling
-100% of artificial seedling rates in aquaculture of Japanese eel, Pacific bluefin tuna, etc.

Abstract of the strategy MeaDRI(PDF : 610KB)

What the new strategy is about ? Japan's approach(PDF : 1,875KB)



Environment and Biomass Policy Division
Minister's Secretariat

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