Kumamoto farms, forestry suffered ¥23.6 billion damage in quakes

Apr 27, 2016

Kumamoto farms, forestry suffered ¥23.6 billion damage in quakes

The twin quakes that slammed Kyushu this month caused at least ¥23.6 billion of damage to agricultural and forestry businesses in Kumamoto Prefecture, the local government said Tuesday. And that is not counting damage in the worst-hit areas, which the prefectural government has yet ...

Robots needed, being developed to fill in for aging farmers

Apr 23, 2016

Robots needed, being developed to fill in for aging farmers

As the average age of farmers globally creeps higher and retirement looms, Japan has a solution; robots and driverless tractors. The Group of Seven agriculture ministers began their two-day meeting in Niigata on Saturday for the first time in seven years to discuss how ...

Mar 4, 2016

Japan plans to publish a list of must-see sites of traditional farming

The agriculture ministry plans to create a Japanese version of the world agricultural heritage list, informed sources said Thursday. The list would help to pass on farming culture and promote regional development. Eight areas in Japan are registered on the Food and Agriculture Organization’s ...