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The agriculture ministry revealed Tuesday that it would maintain its goal of increasing the country’s calorie-based food self-sufficiency rate to 45 percent by fiscal 2030, unchanged from the current target for years through fiscal 2025.

In fiscal 2018, which ended in March 2019, the food self-sufficiency rate fell to a record low of 37 percent as diversified diets led to a fall in domestic consumption of rice — which had been supporting the country’s food self-sufficiency rate. The figure was seen as far behind the current target of raising the rate to 45 percent by fiscal 2025.

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