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Farm damage from Japan's rain disaster put at ¥48.1 billion

Jul 16, 2018

Farm damage from Japan's rain disaster put at ¥48.1 billion

Damage on the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors from the recent torrential rain that hit mainly western Japan has been estimated at ¥48.05 billion, the agriculture ministry said. The figure, assessed as of Monday morning and up from ¥43.69 billion as of Sunday morning, is ...

Lonely furrow: Pay dirt eludes organic farms in Japan

Jun 7, 2018

Lonely furrow: Pay dirt eludes organic farms in Japan

by Anne Beade

Yuya Shibakai sometimes feels he is plowing a lonely furrow. The Japanese farmer produces organic lettuce, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables for a market that has tasted nothing like the success of the sector in other advanced economies. On his farm outside Tokyo, the 32-year-old doggedly ...

Jun 4, 2018

JICA gives crop diversification training to Afghan officials in India

by Atul Ranjan

Japan recently conducted a training program in India on crop diversification in Afghanistan as part of its third-country training initiative in collaboration with partner countries, according to Tokyo's development aid agency. The Japan International Cooperation Agency invited 12 Afghan government officials to train in Himachal ...