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March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear accident impacts on Japanese agri-food sector

Hrabrin Bachev ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The paper presents findings of a large study on socio-economic impacts of the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster on the Japanese agriculture and food sector. It contains fourteen parts: introduction with the framework of analysis; a brief description of events and their overall social, economic and environmental effects; assessments on affected farms and agricultural resources; progress and challenges of restoration of agricultural communities, lands, infrastructure and businesses; assessments of impacts on food industries; analysis of radioactive contamination of agri-food products; evaluation of the effects on markets, consumers and international trade; analysis of effects on food regulation and inspection system; estimates on farms and agri-businesses damages from the nuclear accident; assessment of overall impact on farms and agricultural resources; assessment of overall impact on agricultural productions; assessment of overall impact on agricultural output and income; assessment of overall impact on farm economy; and conclusion with lessons and recommendations.

Keywords: great east japan eartquake; tsunami; fukushima nuclear accident; social; economic; environmental; instructional; organisational; technological; impacts; agriculture; food industry; food consumption; agri-food chains; risk managment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D18 D23 I12 I18 Q1 Q12 Q13 Q14 Q15 Q16 Q17 Q18 Q2 Q3 Q48 R23 R58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr and nep-env
Date: 2015-01
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