ABSTRACT Local commons, which are necessary and indispensable for agriculture, have been managed autonomously by an organization composed of village residents (hereinafter referred to as "management organization"). However, due to the decline of agriculture and the aging of the population with...
ABSTRACT In recent years, smart agriculture has been promoted as a means of reducing wastes in rice farming in Japan, departing from conventional farming methods. We focus on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)—Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies that could bring innovation to the rice farming...
Country: Japan Topic: Smart agriculture
ABSTRACT The Isahaya Bay Land Reclamation Project in Nagasaki Prefecture has been Japan’s largest public farmland investment project for 40 years. This project comprises three elements: (1) constructing a 7-kilometer-long sea dyke at the mouth of Ishaya Bay and desalting its inner water by...
Country: Japan Topic: Fisheries
ABSTRACT The Japanese rice fish, also known as medaka, is increasing in popularity as ornamental fish. The mutant breeding of new varieties of non-wild medaka is booming among medaka lovers. However, there is no generally accepted framework for labeling non-wild medaka varieties, which causes...
Country: Japan Topic: Fisheries
ABSTRACT Sustainable intensification is vital to ensuring food security in Japan in view of the low food self-sufficiency rate (37% on a calorie basis, 66% on a price basis in 2020). As a result, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) launched the initiative known as “...
Country: Japan Topic: Agriculture