Tokyo, July 7 (Jiji Press) – Organic farming, which does not involve any agricultural chemicals or synthetic fertilizers, is attracting attention in Japan, not least because it puts less strain on the environment.
While the Japanese government has launched a strategy to promote organic farming, there are still many challenges ahead, including ways to reduce physical burdens and costs for farmers, and expand sales channels.
“We have recently seen an increase in the number of young, environmentally conscious customers,” said Naoya Okada, president of Bio c ‘Bon Japon Co., which operates an organic food store in Tokyo’s Ebisu district. .
Organic farming uses compost for cultivation of the soil, farmers dig up weeds without resorting to agricultural chemicals.
The momentum for the compilation of international organic farming standards is building, especially in Europe, as the cultivation method is supposed to contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and the fight against global warming.
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