Feasibility of Exporting Korean Organic Agricultural Products to Japanese Market

한국산 유기JAS인증 농산물의 일본 수출가능성 분석 -방울토마토를 중심으로-

  • 조재환 (부산대학교 농업경제학과) ;
  • 최태길 (부산대학교 농업경제학과) ;
  • 김태균 (경북대학교 농업경제학과)
  • Published : 2008.06.30

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to evaluate the feasibility of exporting Korean organic agricultural products to Japanese market. To achieve the objective, we explored the marketing trend of organic agricultural products in Japan and surveyed marketing dealers and food processors that deal with organic foods. We also analyzed Korean farmers' intention of acquiring organic Japanese Agricultural Standard(JAS) certificate in order to export organic agricultural products. The results show that mini tomato is economically feasible to acquire organic JAS certificate but other agricultural products need more attentions. The results also suggest that the education of production and safety management using the international standards such as Japanese Agricultural Standard should be strengthened by local government to promote export of organic agricultural products. The paper implies that producers acquiring organic Japanese Agricultural Standard should be systematization to get larger scale and to guarantee the stability in export supply.