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A Study on the Construction of the Food Security System for Adapting to Economic and Trade Liberalization in Taiwan

A Study on the Construction of the Food Security System for Adapting to Economic and Trade Liberalization in Taiwan

Kuo-Ching Lin1, Wan-Yu Liu2*, Ying-Yen Shih3, and Hsing-Wei Lin4

Abstract

    The significant rise of world food prices during the period of 2006 to 2008 has raised the concerns about the world food supply and food security all over the world. Due to the global population growth, economic growth in the newly developed countries, climate changes and energy price increases, the risk of the disequilibrium of food supply and demand has increased. Most of the countries in the world has paid great attention to this issue and adopted related measures to mitigate this problem. The government in Taiwan also considers this an important issue and elevates the food security issue to the national security level and held inter-ministerial meetings to formulate related measures to counter this problem. Since June 2010, the Council of Agriculture in Taiwan has consecutively held several conferences related to climate changes, food security, agricultural development and agricultural land, to discuss the issues and reached several important conclusions. Among them, one of the important one is to strengthen the food security management system in Taiwan. The objective of this study is to analyze the issues related to trade liberalization and food security and to construct and strengthen the food security system in response to the future trend of economic and trade liberalization in Taiwan and to construct a food security management system under different food insecurity levels, and its related organizational structure.

Keywords: Economic and Trade Liberalization, Food Security, Food Security System, Food Security Management System by Levels.


1 Department of Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University.
2 Department of Tourism Information, Aletheia University.
3 Department of Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University.
4 Department of Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University.
* Corresponding Author, Email:nellyliu@gmail.com; Tel: 886914043000.

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