Anyone Can Do It: The Old & The New for an Agricultural Revolution. | Kenji Yahiro | TEDxKumamotoshi

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If you want to do farming, you don’t have to spend a lot of money by engaging a large-scale farming. Everyone can start farming with zero budget by using a Japanese traditional farming method, natural farming. He introduces a novel idea of adopting natural farming, which
makes all inputs from only natural materials.

He was born as the first son of a full-time farming family in Fukuoka in 1971. In 2010, he established the agricultural production cooperation ITOAGURI, now called ' Greenhand Union’s in Itoshima, Fukuoka. He runs a consistent organic business from producing organic farm products to processing and catering trade. In addition, he supports new farmers starting organic agriculture as his life’s work. And now, those activities produce company farms and agricultural training for handicapped people, patients with severe allergies, and truant students. In 2015, he established a general incorporated association ‘Organic Papa Unity’ to start a welfare service for handicapped people and to found a local youth support station, which is entrusted by the Ministry of Health,Labour and Welfare. He makes great efforts to spread the idea of social business which companies and advanced agricultural cooperations use to employ socially vulnerable people in their companies’ plantations.

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