2013 FANEA Annual Report
The ninth FANEA international symposium was held on July 10, 2013 at Hotel Hokke Club Sendai, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Six papers were presented and discussions ensued among experts from Korea, China and Japan on two agendas, namely 'Response to the Environmental Changes and Recovery from Natural Disasters' and 'Food Security in Terms of Quantity and Quality.'
From the Korean side, President Choi Sei-kyun of the Korea Rural Economic Institute and five researchers from the institute participated in the symposium. China and Japan also took part with six and eight members. Among them were Ma Fei, Deputy Director General of the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Development (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences) and Yasuo Watanabe, Director General of Japan's Policy Research Institute (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries).
Prior to the symposium, the three heads of the institutes had discussions on how to conduct joint research and promote research cooperation and human exchanges among them. They also had a discussion on the theme of the 10th FANEA symposium and set the main theme as "the 6th industrialization of agriculture and the creation of new value in the agricultural industry. They tentatively agreed to hold the 10th FANEA symposium in Seoul, Korea.