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Kochi Prefecture × Association of Very Different Fields Agri-Tech Forum] What are the necessary elements for profitable agriculture / September 16, 2020 (Wed.)

【高知県×超異分野学会 アグリテックフォーラム】稼ぐ農業に必要な要素とは何か/2020年9月16日(水)

panel discussion
What are the necessary elements for profitable agriculture?

A panel discussion on "What are the necessary elements for profitable agriculture?" will be held on September 16, 2020, within the "Kochi Prefecture x Hyperdisciplinarity Society Agritech Forum" in collaboration with Kochi Prefecture and Rivanes.

Agritech Forum WEB:https://hic.lne.st/conference/kochi-agri/


Various technologies such as robots and sensing systems have been introduced in the agricultural industry to solve problems such as stable production, light labor, and automation. However, these technologies do not always lead to solutions or profitability, depending on the production environment and human resources. In this session, we will discuss how to solve issues in the field and make profitable agriculture through the use of technology and human resource development by presenting issues in the field from the perspective of Ohara Noen, a company that has introduced cutting-edge agricultural technology and a start-up company that has introduced new cultivation technology and robots. The participants will discuss how to solve the problems in the field through the use of technology and human resource development, and how to make farming more profitable.

The Forum aims to create highly unique demonstration projects in Kochi's rich natural environment through collaboration between startup companies and researchers with advanced technological seeds and businesses and entrepreneurs in Kochi Prefecture.

We are currently accepting applications for presenters and audience members for the Pitch Session.
The information is available on the convention website (see below).



What are the necessary elements for profitable agriculture?

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 13:20-14:10
Venue: (Kochi Prefecture venue) Chiyori Machi Terrace, Chiyoterra Hall (Kochi Prefecture venue)2-1-37 Chiyori-cho, Kochi-shi, Kochi)
*Online participation is also available. URL for viewing will be sent to those who have registered.


Ohara Noen Co.
President and Representative Director
Yoshiaki Ohara

At the age of 25, he started farming in Aki City, Kochi Prefecture, where horticulture is popular. 31 years old, he transferred the management of his farm to another farmer and expanded its scale. When he participated in a study tour of the Netherlands conducted by Kochi Prefecture, he learned about environmental control technology, which he later introduced to increase yields. At the age of 37, he incorporated and established Ohara Noen Co., Ltd. and the following year, he expanded the scale of cultivation with next-generation greenhouses and challenged to grow peppers using nutrient solution cultivation. Currently, in addition to improving cultivation techniques, he is working on improving the working environment, working style, and studying management.

AGRIST Corporation
Director and COO
Yoshihiko Takahashi

Born in Yokote City, Akita Prefecture, he began designing at a printing company at the age of 10. After graduating from high school, he went to the U.S. by himself. Studied design, video, and web production at a university in Silicon Valley, USA. After returning to Japan, he established an advertising agency. He has achieved a great deal of success with government agencies and large corporations. Later, he started a crowdfunding project to develop human resources and rehabilitate vacant houses. In August 2018, he moved to Miyazaki Prefecture with his family. He established AGRIST to contribute to the future of humanity by solving global agricultural issues from rural Japan.

Agri Blue Corporation
President and Representative Director
Hiroshi Kajiyama

Realizing that weak light, about one-millionth of sunlight, greatly promotes plant growth and secondary metabolism, he began research on next-generation cultivation technology for leafy greens, fruit trees, seaweed, and microalgae. They aim to implement the technology in outdoor cultivation, institutional horticulture, and artificially-lit plant factories. After working at Hitachi, Ltd., the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, and the graduate school of Hiroshima University, he joined the Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokushima Bunri University in 2012. He holds a Doctor of Science. He specializes in surface physics and photophysics. During his time at Hitachi, he was exposed to Japan's first plant factory research, an experience that is useful today.


Agronome Research Institute, Inc.
President and Representative Director
(Riverness Inc.)
Yosuke Miyauchi

D. (Agronomy), Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University. In graduate school, he worked with local researchers in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to establish high-yield cultivation technology for soybean. At RIVANES, he is involved in research projects based on his experience, and in 2019, he established the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Research Center to actively promote cross-sectional research in the field of agriculture. In the same year, he became the president of Agronome Research Institute, Inc. to conduct projects and research on the realization of fully cyclical agriculture for sustainable food production.

------------------------------------ Kochi Prefecture x Hyperdisciplinarity Society of Japan Agri-Tech Forum Overview: ---------------------------

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 13:00-17:30
(Kochi venue) Chiyori Machi Terrace, Chiyoterra Hall (Kochi venue)2-1-37 Chiyori-cho, Kochi-shi, Kochi)
*Online participation is also available. URL for viewing will be sent to those who have registered.
Organized by: Kochi Prefecture
Operated by: LIVERNESS Co.
Supported by: Kochi Bank, Kochi Agricultural Cooperative Central Association, Kochi Shinkin Bank, Shikoku Bank, The Shoko Chukin Bank, Japan Finance Corporation, Hata Shinkin Bank, Kochi Industrial Promotion Center, Kochi Prefectural University Collaboration Council
WEB SITE:https://hic.lne.st/conference/kochi-agri/

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