Measures to Improve Quality of Life of Farmers and Fishers
Establish and implement the five-year Governmental Framework Plan led by the Quality of Life Improvement Committee by enacting (March 2004) the Special Act on Improvement of Quality of Life to improve living conditions in farming and fishing villages
(Phase 1) Focus on securing welfare and educational infrastructure and developing the region of underdeveloped farming and fishing villages * Investments and loans of KRW 22.8 trillion in 133 tasks in 4 major sectors (112% of planned KRW 20.3 trillion)
(Phase 2) Provide standards for public services in farming and fishing villages, discover resources and generate their values * Investments & loans of KRW 34.5 trillion in 133 tasks in 7 major sectors (151% of KRW 22.8 trillion in Phase 1)
Major Contents of Phase 3 of the Framework Plan (2015 - 2019)
Based on the vision to 'create happy and livable farming and fishing villages based on the vibrant community', reducing urban-rural gaps in health and welfare, education and infrastructure was the main focus.
In particular, by newly adding job and safety sectors, measures to increase income levels in farming and fishing households, reduce imbalance in supply and demand of manpower in farming and fishing villages, and prevent natural disasters, crimes and accidents were strengthened.
Investments & loans of KRW 46.5 trillion in 7 sectors including health and welfare, education and infrastructure (cooperation among 18 Ministries and administrations) were made.
Included the installation of subcommittees and special subcommittees for vitalizing policy discussions by sector
Phase 3 of the Framework Plan for Improvement of Quality of Life and Development of Farming and Fishing Villages
(Health & Welfare) Expand social safety net for farmers and fishers such as National Pension, regional medical institutions for emergency and childbirth, and Nonghyup's visiting happiness bus services
(Education & Culture) Expand ICT base for smart-learning, foster excellent middle schools in each city and county, reinforce career path education in farming and fishing villages and expand cultural facilities such as small theaters.
(Residential Conditions & Environment) Improve central parts of eup and myeon, and build practical infrastructure such as shared homes for seniors, small LPG storage facilities, agricultural wastes and livestock excreta treatment facilities, and transportation specialized for farming villages
(Jobs) Support startup and commercialization combining processing of agricultural and fishery products and tourism by designating Farming and Fishing Village Convergence Industry Support Centers, and promote Urba-Rural Job Centers.
(Safety) Improve facilities vulnerable to natural disasters, install additional surveillance cameras in villages, and strenghten safety in life such as using agricultural machinery.
Special Act on Improvement of Quality of Life of Farmers and Fishers and Promotion of Development of Farming and Fishing Villages