Horses and Humans Together

Self-sufficiency rates for agriculture production are falling in Japan and the food mileage for the products we buy are increasing. How can we increase production in areas that are suffering from a fall in the number of the working population and a decrease in the number of farms? For our project we are using unused land at a horse riding club in Tomisato City, Chiba prefecture. Using the horse manure from the riding club, we are developing a farming project which reduces dependency on fossil fuels and contributes to the conservation of local ecosystems. We are also looking to increase the food self-sufficiency ratio in our area and also to address the issue of unused farm land in communities.

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