Tag - agriculture

 
 

AGRICULTURE

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 25, 2023
Extreme floods and heat in China ravage farms and kill animals
Ensuring China’s ability to feed 1.4 billion people is a key piece of Xi’s goal of leading the country to superpower status, but environmental factors are not helping.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 18, 2023
Fukushima develops AI-based early beef evaluation system
Early and accurate assessments while cattle are still being raised are expected to help determine the timing of beef shipments and reduce costs.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Environment
Jun 17, 2023
Want to ‘live like a human’? Escape to a Seto island
Tourists might know the Seto Inland Sea as one of Japan’s unsung travel gems, but more and more people are considering it a place to start life anew.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 15, 2023
How South Korea puts its food scraps to good use
South Korea, which banned food scraps from its landfills almost 20 years ago, now turns the vast majority of it into animal feed, fertilizer and fuel for heating homes.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 9, 2023
Town transforms marine nuisance into local delicacy
Ainan in Ehime Prefecture has released a variety of sea urchin fed with scraps of the town's signature agricultural products of broccoli and citrus.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2023
Japan adopts concept of farming policy overhaul to boost food security
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida suggested that the government will work to increase the domestic production of wheat, soybeans and feed grains in order to reduce Japan's reliance on imports.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 2, 2023
Taiwan tribe despairs as drought shrinks bamboo crop
February-to-April rains are crucial to the growth of bamboo shoots, but since late last year, there have not been any significant downpours.
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COMMENTARY / World
May 30, 2023
When delivery costs more than the food you ordered
The big players are betting that we’re too addicted to the convenience of meals at our doors to walk away from their apps. They may be right.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
May 29, 2023
As fertilizer import prices soar, Kyushu farmers look to domestic resources
While agricultural cooperatives are aiming for a stable supply of raw materials and a reduction in environmental impact, cost-cutting remains a challenge.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / New Wine Frontier
May 28, 2023
Deep in the weeds: Why Nora-Kura's wines grow as wild as can be
The untrained eye may find Ken and Kazuko Sasaki's vineyard unkempt, but appearances can be deceiving at this Hakodate winery.
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COMMENTARY / World
May 26, 2023
Half a century of animal liberation is not enough
Because of the growth and further intensification of animal production, humans inflict more suffering on animals now than they did in 1975.
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JAPAN
May 23, 2023
Realizing the power of bokashi and microorganisms in farming
Farmers worldwide have shown a preference for bokashi, whose top proponents include Okinawa-based researcher Teruo Higa, over traditional composting because it is much quicker to prepare.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 23, 2023
In West Africa, a ‘bokashi revolution’ takes root
A Japanese fermentation-based fertilization method is helping the region’s farmers cope with the effects of the war in Ukraine.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 22, 2023
In South America's remote Chaco, deforestation uproots natural rhythms
Land clearances to farm soy and beef have led to some 7 million hectares of native forest being torn down in Argentina between 1998 and 2021.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
May 15, 2023
Sustainable food — not more of it — needed as global hunger soars
Farmers today grow sufficient crops to feed twice the current population — but but nearly a third of food produced globally is spoiled or thrown away.
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COMMENTARY / World
May 10, 2023
Flying tractors are a window into farming’s future
AI-guided drones can spray fertilizer, apply fungicide and sow seeds with a precision that leaves traditional heavy equipment in the dust.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 7, 2023
Japan faces uphill battle to ensure food security
The war in Ukraine and subsequent shocks to global supply chains served as another reminder of Japan's vulnerability to external conflicts.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 7, 2023
Rampant Yezo deer causing farm damage and traffic accidents in Hokkaido
Over 70% of the damage caused by deer in Japan's agricultural industry occurs in the prefecture.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 30, 2023
Workers needed for Japan's tsunami-hit farmland
One-third of disaster-afflicted farmers have quit agriculture. The pace of leaving the business is faster than what was expected before the disasters.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 30, 2023
Japan's ume heartland sows new prospects
If you’ve ever eaten ume, chances are it came from Minabe or Tanabe in Wakayama Prefecture.

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