Fri, Jul 14|
Bldg. 10-428, Sophia University
Environmental Change Workshop Spring 2023: Challenges for New Farmers in Japan
Despite pro-rural policies and new farmers moving to the countryside in rural Japan, only half of self-employed farmers are able to sustain this new lifestyle for more than 5 years. What challenges and opportunities face them? This is a talk by Prof. Niccolo Lollini from Meiji University.
Time & Location
Jul 14, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Bldg. 10-428, Sophia University, 7-1 Kioichō, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan
About the event
Speaker: Professor Niccolo Lollini, Graduate School of Governance Studies, Meiji University
TItle: New entry farmers from a non-farming background: challenges and opportunities faced by Japan’s new generation of farmers
About: The recent rise of pro-rural migration is a welcome trend for Japan’s shrinking regions and for its declining agricultural sector. Despite the growing number of agricultural entrants from a non-farming background, however, statistics show that only half of self-employed new farmers earn sufficient income to live on five years into farm management. This presentation focuses on financial support available to aspiring farmers, their aspirations, and mismatches between agricultural policy its local implementation.
More information here: https://www.kasasustainability.org/environmental-change-workshop