World Farmers Project
History of establishment.
In 2017, with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, we oversaw developing an electric mower for agriculture that can cut a place as narrow as a rice terrace.
I learned about the abandoned rice terraces and farmland which I visited during the project in Kamiyama, Mimasaka City, Okayama Prefecture.
This traditional rice-producing place called Tanada is also a place where a lot of knowledge and wisdom of the previous generation is gathered. We wondered if such rice terraces would be like an agricultural school for young people or migrants studying farming.
However, what will happen in the future as the number of abandoned terraced rice fields increases... However, to continue this rice terrace, we must generate funds.
Acquisition of excellent human resources from overseas.
Therefore, we are trying to collect talented farmers at the researcher level not only domestically but also from overseas,
and are actively recruiting from the Philippines, Vietnam, and Bangladesh.
In May 2020, we started cultivation of potatoes and broccoli as a second WFP base in Hokkaido and as a business that can generate funds.
We will continue to expand our bases not only in Okayama and Hokkaido, but throughout the country to create an environment where agriculture is possible all year round, and to work on "national conservation" through agriculture. Would you like to join the team!