Policy Evolution of Land Consolidation and Rural Development in Postwar Japan

Hashimoto, Shizuka and Nishi, Maiko, (2016). Policy Evolution of Land Consolidation and Rural Development in Postwar Japan. Geomatics, Landmanagement and Landscape, (3), 57-75

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    Author Hashimoto, Shizuka
    Nishi, Maiko
    Title Policy Evolution of Land Consolidation and Rural Development in Postwar Japan
    Appearing in Geomatics, Landmanagement and Landscape
    Issue No. 3
    Publication Date 2016-09-30
    Place of Publication Krakow
    Publisher University of Agriculture in Krakow
    Start page 57
    End page 75
    Language eng
    Abstract This paper examines the postwar evolution of land consolidation policy in Japan in light of change in its agenda, scope, approach, policy tools and contexts with the aim to identify its possibilities and limitations for rural development. With a focus on Land Improvement Act (LIA) and other relevant policy tools and schemes, it analyzes the distinctive traits of policy change for the five sequential periods of the postwar era that reflects on socio-economic and political trends. Highlighting the change from government-led and infrastructure-based approach to community-based and managerial-oriented one to land consolidation as an integrated part of broader agricultural and rural development policy, the study suggests future evolution of land consolidation policy that is likely to involve further diverse interests in sustainable development held by a broad range of stakeholders including rural, urban and international communities.
    UNBIS Thesaurus RURAL DEVELOPMENT
    AGRICULTURAL POLICY
    Keyword Land consolidation
    History
    Labor productivity
    Sustainability
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISSN 23001496
    DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.15576/GLL/2016.3.57
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