TRILATERAL COOPERATION

Topic

Promoting peace and co-prosperity among
China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea

Agriculture and Fishery

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Ministerial Meetings

Trilateral Agricultural Ministers' Meeting Latest Event : 2018.11.10
3rd Trilateral Agricultural Ministers' Meeting
  • 2018.11.10
  • Beijing, China
■Participants :
China: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
Japan: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
ROK: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

■Agenda
1) Opening statement by the three ministers and TCS
2) Main speech by each minister: Introduction of the current status, progress and international cooperation in agriculture in each country
3) Approval of Joint Communique of TAMM3 and MOC in Rural Revitalization
4) Closing remarks
5) Signing Ceremony and Joint Press Conference​

■ Outcome
- The three ministers signed the Joint Communique which addressed decision on future cooperation in the following:
mutual learning in rural revitalization, green agricultural development, cooperation on food security and nutrition, animal and plant disease control and livestock industries, as well as strengthening regional cooperation in agriculture under various global and multilateral frameworks.
- The three parties appreciated TCS’ intensive efforts dedicated to the TAMM and welcomed TCS’ broader participation in and expected TCS’ active support to the mechanism.
- The meeting also approved the Memorandum of Cooperation on Agricultural Cooperation in Rural Revitalization.

■ Documents
3rd Trilateral Agricultural ministers' Meeting Joint Communique​
2nd Trilateral Agricultural Ministers' Meeting
  • 2015.09.13
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants :
China: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
Japan: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
ROK: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

■Agenda :
1)Opening statement by the three ministers and TCS
2)Introduction of the current status and progress in agriculture in each country by the ministers
3)Discussion on the 6th Industrialization of agriculture
4)Closing remarks
5)Signing Ceremony and Joint Press Conference

■Outcome :
Based on the trilateral agreement, a joint statement was approved covering nine items: food security, plant and animal diseases, natural disasters and climate change, cooperation for agricultural sciences and technology, the sixth industrialization of agriculture, biomass energy development, trilateral FTA agriculture discussions, agricultural cooperation on
international, and regional- and high-level official meeting mechanisms.

■Documents :
2nd Trilateral Agricultural Ministers' Meeting Joint Communique
1st Trilateral Agricultural Ministers' Meeting
  • 2012.04.15
  • Jeju, Korea
■Participants :
China: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
Japan: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
ROK: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

■Agenda :
1) Food Security: responding to grain price volatility in international market and other external factors.
2) Responding to plant and animal diseases: Information exchange on and prevention of infectious animal and plant disease.
3) Responding to natural disasters: responding to the impact of natural disasters and climate change on agriculture and food
security.
4) Researcher exchange: trilateral research cooperation on climate change, natural disasters and bio-engineering technology
5) Economic partnership: promotion of production and trade of agricultural products among the three countries.
6) Global cooperation/ Regional Cooperation: promotion of information exchange and policy coordination on key issues within the framework of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), G20, APEC. World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

■Outcome :
The three agricultural ministers stressed the importance of the agreements reached at the 1st Agriculture Ministerial Meeting:
1) Food security
The three agricultural Ministers agreed to exchange information on food security and to seek joint research opportunities by co-hosting symposiums and utilizing the existing cooperative mechanism such as ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS), ASEAN+3 Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) and Asia-Pacific Information Platform on food security (APIP).
2) Responding to plant and animal diseases
The three agricultural ministers agreed to share the information about plant and animal diseases such as Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Avian Influenza (AI). To prevent the outbreak of the diseases, the three countries will cooperate on technology exchange and consider the possibility of establishing a center for joint disease control and prevention.
3) Responding to natural disasters
The three agricultural Ministers agreed to cooperate in mitigating natural disasters as well as restoring agricultural production.
4) Researcher exchange
The three agricultural Ministers agreed to promote the exchange of researchers and to organize joint research, workshops and symposiums.
5) Economic partnership
The three agricultural Ministers agreed to promote trade and investment in food and other agricultural products through a possible economic partnership among the three countries.
6) Global/ Regional cooperation
The three agricultural ministers agreed to strengthen cooperation within regional and global consultative mechanisms such as
ASEAN+3, APEC. FAO and G20 to tackle the common issues such as food security and climate change.

■Documents :
Joint Communique of the 1st Trilateral Agricultural Ministers' Meeting (2012.04.15)

Senior Officials' Meetings

Trilateral Fisheries Institutes' Head Meeting Latest Event : 2017.12.20
10th Trilateral Fisheries Institutes’ Head Meeting
  • 2017.12.20
  • Sapporo, Japan
■Participants :
China: Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
Japan: Fisheries Research Agency
ROK: National Fisheries Research and Development Institute

■Agenda :
The three parties reviewed the progress on trilateral cooperative projects in 2016-2017 and focused the discussion on the future cooperation in the research of the effect to ocean environment and fisheriy resource by cliamate change, culturing, fishery resource and sustainability, safety of aquatic products, etc, and people-to-people exchange among research staff, hold of symposiums, etc.

■Outcome :
The three parties acknowledged the progress on trilateral cooperative projects in 2016-2017 and agreed to strenghten the future cooperation in the research of the effect to ocean environment and fisheriy resource by cliamate change, culturing, fishery resource and sustainability, safety of aquatic products, etc, as well as people-to-people exchange among research staff and host of symposiums, etc. Meeting minutes was signed among the three parties.
9th Trilateral Fisheries Institutes’ Head Meeting
  • 2015.11.26
  • Ushi, China
■Participants :
China: Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
Japan: Fisheries Research Agency
ROK: National Fisheries Research and Development Institute

■Agenda :
The three parties held discussion with regard to the progress on trilateral cooperative projects in 2015 and future cooperation and effective communication on joint research, readjusted the meeting cycle, and revised the MOU

■Outcome :
The three parties acknowledged the progress on trilateral cooperative projects in 2015 and future cooperation and effective communication on joint research, readjusted the meeting cycle, revised the MOU, and signed meeting minutes
8th Trilateral Fisheries Institutes’ Head Meeting
  • 2014.11.27
  • Yeosu, Korea
■Participants :
China: Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
Japan: Fisheries Research Agency
ROK: National Fisheries Research and Development Institute
7th Trilateral Fisheries Institutes’ Head Meeting
  • 2013.11.29
  • Isesi, Japan
■Participants :
China: Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
Japan: Fisheries Research Agency
ROK: National Fisheries Research and Development Institute
6th Trilateral Fisheries Institutes’ Head Meeting
  • 2012
  • Dalian, China
■Participants :
China: Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
Japan: Fisheries Research Agency
ROK: National Fisheries Research and Development Institute

■Agenda :
The three parties held discussion with regard to the progress on trilateral cooperative projects in 2012, revised the MOU signed in 2006, and confirmed the cooperative areas in 2013.

■Outcome :
The heads of the three parties acknowledged the progress of joint research on giant jellyfish, and research on farming techniques of sea cucumber, low-carbon and energy saving techniques in fisheries, and people-to-people exchange of research staff ; and agreed to continuously strengthen cooperation in the research on culturing, safety of aquatic products, giant jellyfish, and constructing marine pasturage; encourage people-to-people exchange and exchange open publications.
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Working-Level Meetings

Trilateral International Jellyfish Workshop Latest Event : 2018.12.3 ~ 2018.12.7
15th Trilateral International Jellyfish Workshop
  • 2018.12.3 ~ 2018.12.7
  • Fukuoka, Japan
■Participants
China: Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
Japan: Fisheries Research Agency
ROK: National Fisheries Research and Development Institute
14th Trilateral International Jellyfish Workshop
  • 2017.11.30
  • Shanghai, China
■Participants
China: Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
Japan: Fisheries Research Agency
ROK: National Fisheries Research and Development Institute

■Agenda
1, monitoring the distribution of giant jellyfish
2, modeling on moving prediction
3, ecology and biology
4, genetic inheritance

■Outcome
The three parties exchanged point of views on the situation of giant jellyfish in the water of Northeast Asia and discussed the work objectives for the next year.
13th Trilateral International Jellyfish Workshop
  • 2016.11.18
  • Busan, Korea
■Participants
China: Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
Japan: Fisheries Research Agency
ROK: National Fisheries Research and Development Institute

■Agenda
1, monitoring the distribution of giant jellyfish
2, modeling on moving prediction
3, ecology and biology
4, genetic inheritance
12th Trilateral International Jellyfish Workshop
  • 2015.11.26
  • Sendai, Japan
■Participants
China: Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
Japan: Fisheries Research Agency
ROK: National Fisheries Research and Development Institute
11th Trilateral International Jellyfish Workshop
  • 2014.01.01
  • Xi'an, China
■Participants
China: Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
Japan: Fisheries Research Agency
ROK: National Fisheries Research and Development Institute

■Agenda
1, monitoring the distribution of giant jellyfish
2, modeling on moving prediction
3, ecology and biology
4, genetic inheritance

■Outcome
The three parties exchanged point of views on the situation of giant jellyfish in the water of Northeast Asia and discussed the work objectives for the next year.
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Forum for Agricultural Policy Research in North East Asia (FANEA) Latest Event : 2017.10.14
12th Forum for Agricultural Policy Research in North East Asia (FANEA)
  • 2017.10.14
  • Saitama-ken, Japan
■Participants
China: Institute of Agricultural Economics of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science
Japan: Policy Research Institute of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
ROK: Korea Rural Economic Institute

■Agenda
The three parties discussed
1, adjustment of agriculture structure
2, core issues for farmers/peasants in the agriculture community
3, sales of agricultural products
13th Forum for Agricultural Policy Research in North East Asia (FANEA)
  • 2017.05.31
  • Seogwipo, Korea
■Participants
China: Institute of Agricultural Economics of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science
Japan: Policy Research Institute of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
ROK: Korea Rural Economic Institute

■Agenda
1. Improve workforces for strengthening agriculture and rural;
2. rural welfare
11th Forum for Agricultural Policy Research in North East Asia (FANEA)
  • 2016.12.08
  • Beijing, China
■Participants
China: Institute of Agricultural Economics of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science
Japan: Policy Research Institute of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
ROK: Korea Rural Economic Institute

■Agenda
1) Evaluation of agricultural policy;
2) Development of areas of poor conditions (I guess geographical conditions)

■Outcome
The three parties acknowledged that aging society and depopulation are common issues for the three countries.
10th Forum for Agricultural Policy Research in North East Asia (FANEA)
  • 2014.06.12
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China: Institute of Agricultural Economics of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science
Japan: Policy Research Institute of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
ROK: Korea Rural Economic Institute

■Agenda
Theme-The Sixth Industrialization of Agriculture and the Creation of New Value in the Agriculture Industry.

■Outcome
The three parties decided to conduct a joint study on the 6th industrialization of agriculture in CJK countries from December 2013 to December 2014 and publish a report of the three countries' result through this symposium .
9th Forum for Agricultural Policy Research in North East Asia (FANEA)
  • 2013.07.12
  • Sendai, Japan
■Participants
China: Institute of Agricultural Economics of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science
Japan: Policy Research Institute of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
ROK: Korea Rural Economic Institute

■Agenda
Theme-Sustainability of Agriculture and Villages in Northeast Asia
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