Projects

We provide consultancy services related to research, project implementation and evaluation in connection with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and foreign ministries.

Business Field

 
  • Regional/Rural Development

  • Agricultural Development

  • Crop cultivation

  • Agricultural Machinery and Supplies

  • Reuse of Agricultural Waste and Byproduct

  • Research and Educational Equipment 

  • Poverty Alleviation

  • Organization Development

  • Breeding and Seed Propagation

  • Agricultural Market · Distribution

  • Agricultural Extension

  • Project Management

  • Promotion of (local) Resident’s Participation

  • Agricultural Management

  • Soil and Fertilizer

  • Post-harvest Process (Harvesting, Processing and Storage)

  • Training

  • Business Evaluation

Our Business 1

Agricutural and Rural Development

We consider the stability of agriculture and food as the foundation for supporting the lives of people in developing countries, therefore, we are engaged in international aid projects in the field of agriculture and rural development. The range of expertise of our staff members covers the entire food supply chain from upstream to downstream, from cultivation to harvest, post-harvest processing, processing, distribution, marketing, and input goods such as seeds, fertilizer and, agricultural machinery. We are striving to implement optimal support for people in developing countries by combining the skills and knowledge of all our staff members.

Representative Project

Promoting smallholder farmers’ access to agricultural machinery, Ghana(2014-2017)

In Ghana, Agricultural Mechanization Service Centers (AMSEC) have been established across the country to promote agricultural mechanization for the private sector as an important program of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

 

AMSECs in each region have been providing machinery services to local farmers, to improve their access to agricultural machinery. Unfortunately, far short of the government’s goal to establish 170 AMSECs by 2015, only 89 was actually established. Furthermore, there were many cases where centers could not maintain stable profits due to management inefficiency and machinery problems.

 

Therefore, two staff members from our company worked on the AMSEC project to strengthen the administrative capabilities of the Agricultural Engineering Service Directorate (AESD) for the improvement of the AMSEC business. We provided management improvement training and consultation to business managers and machinery operators; we also contributed to the strengthening of cooperation among farmer groups, AMSECs and extension officers.

 

This project continues to encourage AMSECs to improve autonomy and sustainability of management, which, in turn will promote agriculture mechanization and lead to more efficient agricultural management for smallholder farmers in Ghana.

Planning and Promotion Support for rice consumption in Tanzania(2013-)

The Tanzanian government has been focusing on increasing rice production as an important domestic crop since the rice consumption has been increasing in recent years. Due to this, the government formulated the ‘’National Rice development strategy’’ aiming to double the 2008 rice production by 2018.

 

Japan has contributed to improving rice productivity in Tanzania since the 1970s. From 2007 to 2012, we implemented the project "Strengthening the supporting system of irrigated agricultural technology extension (Tan Rice)". We supported the improvement of rice productivity in the irrigated areas in Tanzania.

 

A succeeding project ‘’support scheme for promoting rice consumption (TANRICE 2)’’ was launched in 2013. We have expanded our focus on disseminating the training method about rice cultivation technology not only in irrigated areas, but also in rain-fed areas. In addition, we are focusing not only on production, but also on strengthening the entire supply chain of the rice industry, such as post-harvest and marketing in this new phase. 

 

Two experts in the fields of post-harvest and marketing from our company participated in this TANRICE 2 project. They are conducting training for smallholder farmers, such as how to determine proper harvest timing, post-harvest technologies, how to calculate revenue and negotiation skills with buyers.

Our Project 2

 

Agribusiness Support

We have been studying advanced agricultural technologies and improving our technical skills required as an agricultural consultant through partnerships with leading agricultural corporations in Japan. In addition, we are engaged in agricultural training projects for domestic and international human resource capacity building, and support for a overseas expansion of small and medium-sized companies.

代表的な活動
フィリピン国・パンパンガ州における桑の葉茶案件化調査

桑郷は、山梨県西八代郡市川三郷町で桑の栽培から桑の葉茶製品の製造・販売までを一貫して手がけており、市川三郷町発祥の品種「一ノ瀬」を使用した製品づくり、桑の葉産地再生事業を通じた地元経済活性化、消費者の健康志向ニーズに応える幅広い製品ラインアップ、通信販売による直販市場の開拓など、独自の創意工夫により事業を拡大してきました。

2016年5月からは、国内で培った桑の葉栽培から製品開発・製造、販売に至る独自の事業モデルをフィリピン国パンパンガ州において実現するために、JICAの「中小企業海外展開支援事業」を活用して「桑の葉茶事業案件化調査」に取り組んでいます。将来的にこの事業モデルを実現した場合には、農家を含む事業関係者の所得向上や、パンパンガ州の経済活性化などの効果も期待されます。

当社は本調査に対してODA案件化提案、栽培試験管理、調査実施の調整・業務管理の専門家を派遣しており、桑郷の海外進出をバックアップしています。

<リンク>   株式会社桑郷 http://www.kuwanosato.com/

パートナー企業

農業生産法人  株式会社テンアップファーム

 

<企業紹介>

テンアップファームは、千葉県富里市で生産から集出荷、加工・流通まで一貫した農業ビジネスを展開している農業生産法人です。自社農園での生産と同時に地元農家をグループ化した農業組合を組織し、市場出荷及び業務用野菜の契約栽培なども積極的に取り組んでいます。

社名である「テンアップファーム」は、ニンジンの高品質・高付加価値化を目指す栽培に取り組む中で生まれました。ニンジンの品質には、カルシウム含有量が大きく影響します。私たちは、効果的なカルシウム吸収を実現する肥料設計と肥培管理を開発し、ニンジンのカルシウム含有量を従来栽培の10%以上向上を実現しました。その目標のカルシウム10%アップ、テンアップをグループ名として高品質な農産物の生産に取り組むこととなりました。その後もトマトの連続摘心栽培や硝酸・シュウ酸含有量を調整した業務用ホウレンソウ栽培など、業務用野菜の国産化への取組みに尽力し、農林大臣賞、日本経済新聞の最優秀製品・サービス賞を受賞するなどの実績を残しています。また、テンアップファームの代表である森田健雄は、農産物栽培、加工および流通の専門家として株式会社タスクアソシエーツの農業コンサルタントとしても活躍しています。

 

<活動の様子>

 

<リンク>  http://morita-shouten.co.jp/

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