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Hiroshi Isoda Last modified date:2023.09.27

Professor / Agricultural and Resource Economics
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Faculty of Agriculture

Graduate School
Undergraduate School

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Academic Degree
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Agricultural Policy, Agricultural Structure, U.S. Agricutlure, Political Economy of Agriculture and Food
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
1.There are three areas of research activities.
(1)A study from the political ecomony view point on the transformation of the contemporary Japanese agricultural and food policies, mainly rice and paddy farming policies.
(2)A study based on field survey on reginal agricultural structures, especially in the Kyushu region.
(3)A empirical study on the grain farm structures, agricultural policies, farmers cooperatives, and agribusiness in the United States.
(4)A political economy study on the contemporary international agro-food relations (food regime) , diets, and world agriculture.

2.Educational activities
I have been teaching such classes as follows, from view points of; the new structural features of capitalist society; transformation of the farming structure ; development of agribusiness activities within the agro-food industries.
(1) Under graduate classes: Political Economy, Food, Agricultural, and Rural Policies
(2) Graduate class: Advanced Food, Agricultural, and Rural Policies
(3) Several Laboratory Seminars
Research Interests
  • A Study on Development of the Policies related to Paddy Agriculture and Rice in Japan.
    keyword : Agricultural Policy, Paddy Agricutlure, Rice
  • Analysis on Regional Agricultural Structure-with Special Emphasys on Kyushu Region-
    keyword : Agricultural Structure, Agricultural Policy
    2002.04Research Subjects (1) Structure analysis on the Japanese puddy and upland farming (2) Theoritical and empirical study on the U.S. farm structure, agribusiness, farmer cooperatives, and agricutlural policy. .
  • Agricultural Structure, Agricultural Policy, Farmers Cooperative, and Agribusiness in the US
    keyword : Farm Structure, Agricultural Policy, Farmer Cooperative, Agribusiness
    2002.04Research Subjects (1) Structure analysis on the Japanese puddy and upland farming (2) Theoritical and empirical study on the U.S. farm structure, agribusiness, farmer cooperatives, and agricutlural policy. .
  • Political Economy Study on Contemporary International Agro-Food Relations (Food Regime) and 'World Agriculture'
    keyword : Food Regime, World Agriculture, Political Economy of Diet, Class Diets
Academic Activities
1. Structural Changes in the U.S. Corn Ethanol Industry and Grain Agriculture under the Agro-Fuel Boom.
2. Paddy Agriculture under the Change in Political Administration.
3. Agricutlural Industiralization and Symbiotic Food and Rural System of the 21st Century in the U.S. and Canada.
4. Building Beares in the Japanese Agriculture, co-written by Y. Tashiro, T. Tabata, S. Sato, T. Uno, M. Ando, M. Goto, S. Arai, H. Katsura, t. Kimura, H. Isoda, and S. Nakachi, 2004, Tsukuba Publishing Co., Tokyo..
5. Family Farms and Farmer Cooperatives in Transition, co-written by T. Murata, H. Isoda, K. Sato, S. Kobayashi, Y/ Mizote, Y. Ishizuki, A. Sakashita, H. Paku, T. Chang, M. Kubo, 2004, Tsukuba Publishing Co., Tokyo..
6. Inquiries on the Farm Stabilization Policies, co-written by Y. Yaguchi, T. Hosyoyama, T. Hoshi, M. Ando, K. Fuyuki, M. Nagasawa, and H. Isoda, 2003, Norin Tokei Kyokai, Tokyo..
7. Inquiries on the Analitycal Perspectives of Agricultural Economics, co-written by Y. Yaguchi, N. Banda, H. Isoda, K. Ishii, Y. Tomoda, and K. Nagahama, 2002, Norin Tokei Kyokai, Tokyo..
8. Globalization and the International Agricultural Markets, co-written by I. Nakano, T. Chica, S. Hisano, Y. Mizote, M. Sugiyama, H. Isoda, M. Kidachi, S. Otsuka, K. Iwasa, and R. Jussaume, 2001, Tsukuba Publishing Co., Tokyo..
9. The U.S. Grain Industry and Agri-food Businesses, written by H. Isoda, 2001, Nihon Keizai Hyoronsha, Tokyo..
1. Failure of Neoliberalist Food Security and Paradim Transition: From World Agricultrue to National Agriculture Trajectory.
2. Positions and Characters of the Agricultural Policy Response in the Globalization and Mega-FTA/EPA Transition in the Selected Countries.
3. Supply-Demmand and Prices of Rice and Paddy farming Strucutre under Policy Transition.
4. Development of Rice and Paddy Farming Policies and Production Structure-The Rice Policy Reform to the Program for Direct Payment of Income Support-.
5. Hiroshi Isoda, "A Critical Evaluation of the New Policies and their Effects on Paddy-field Farming," Reveiw of Agricutural Economics 57(1) (2006), 1-15..
6. "Examination of the Rice Policy Reform as a Price and Income Program," Journal of the Rural Issues, No. 58, 2005, pp. 1-10..
7. " Industialization and Globalization of Agri-food Sector, Farmer Cooperatives, and Agricultural Public Policy," in Agricutlural Marketing Journal of Japan, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 3-12..
8. "The Latest Arrival of the U.S. Farm Income Policy and the post-1996 Farm Bill," in
Nogyo Nokyo Mondai Kenkyu (Jounal of Agriculture and Farmer Cooperatives ) Vol. 26, December 2001, pp. 18-35..
1. Development of the Rice and Paddy Agricultural Policies and the Production Structure.
2. Position of the Price and Income Programs in the Debatres on Agricultural Policy Reform.
3. International Comparison of Direct Payment Policy: U.S. and Mexico.
4. "An Evaluation of the Newly Developed Policy Package and its Impacts on the Paddy Farming,"
at the 2005 Canference of the Kyushu Agricultural Economic Sociery, September 9, Beppu, Oita Pref., Japan.
5. "An Evaluation of the Rice Policy Reform as A Price and Income Propgram,"
at the 2004 Spring Conference of the Rural Issues Association, March 2004, Fujisawa, Kanagawa Pref., Japan.
6. "Structure of the U.S. Grain Farming and the Development of Price/Income Programs," at the 2004 Annual Conference of the Political Economy and Econmic Hisotory Society, October 2003, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Pref, Japan..
7. "Industrialization and Globalization of the Agri-Food Sector, Farmer Cooperatives, and Agricultural Policies," at the 2001 Annual Conference of the Agricultural Marketing Society of Japan, July 2001, Nagoya, Aichi Pref., Japan.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Rural Issues Association of Japan
  • The Agricultural Marketing Society of Japan
  • International Socology Association Resarch Committee of Sociology of Agricultrue and Food
  • Rural Sociological Society
  • Political Economy and Economic History Society
  • Institute for Agriculture and Farmer Cooperatives
  • The Agricultural Marketing Society of Japan
  • Rural Issues Association of Japan
  • The Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics Society of Japan
  • Agricultural Economics Society of Japan
  • Structural Changes in the U.S. Corn Ethanol Industry and Grain Agriculture under the Agro-Fuel Boom
Educational Activities
Currently, I am teaching such classes as follows.
(1) Under graduate classes: Political Economy; Agricultural Structure; Graduate Thesis Seminar.
(2) Graduate class: Advanced Political Economy; Several Seminors for Master and Doctoral Study and Thesis.
Professional and Outreach Activities
The Survey Committee on Farmland Transfer Policy of MAFF (1997-1998)
The Survey Committee on Agricultural Improvement Loan of MAFF (1998)
The Research Committee on Rice Production Control Facilitation of JA Zenchu (1998)
The Survey Committee on Reorganization of Farmland Utilization (1999-2000)
The Survey Committee on Production Policy Development and Farmland Transfer (2001-2002)
The Committee on Agricultural Structure Improvement Surveyes (2003)
The Committee on Agricultural Structure Improvement Surveyes (2005).