Japan: MAFF Publishes 2021 Status of Japan Green Food System Strategy Targets

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   JA2023-0091

Following the establishment of “Green Food System Strategy” in May 2021, Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) implemented certification systems to incentivize farmers, foresters, fishermen, and related businesses to undertake activities to reduce their environmental impact. To communicate greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction efforts to consumers, MAFF is conducting a pilot program for GHG reduction labels on agricultural products and intends to officially implement a labeling system by April 2024. MAFF also published a 2021 status update for the targets set under the Green Food System Strategy.

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