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Shimpei Murakami

Chairperson, Ainoukai

Biography

A natural farmer, born in 1959 Fukushima Japan, as a son of a farmer who has converted to organic farming in 1970.
1982-83, had been in Gandhi Ashram at Buddha Gaya in India, as a volunteer for teaching organic farming. 1985-88, Executive Director for Shapla Neer (Japanese NGO), which has been working for socio-economic rural development for landless and marginal farmers in Bangladesh. 1988-91, Ecological agriculture advisor for PROSHIKA (Bangladesh NGO) and UBINIC (Bangladesh CSO) for promoting Ecological agriculture, that became Naya Krishi Andolon (New Agriculture movement), in which, nowadays, more than 300,000 family farmers has been practicing Bio-diversity based ecological agriculture. 1995-2001, Executive Director for Japan International Volunteer Center in Thailand (Japanese NGO) and the Manager for Nongjok Natural Farming Training Center which was a Joint project with three Thai NGOs involved in Sustainable Agriculture.
2002-2011, returned to Japan and had set up a Natural farm as a Leaning Center for Sustainable livelihood based on Natural farming in Iitate village Fukushima Japan.
2011 March 11, had moved from Fukushima to Mie which is 650km away, due to Fukushima Nuclear Plants Disaster.
2013, had set up again a Natural farm as a Learning Center for Sustainable Livelihood based on Natural farming in Misugi village Mie Japan.
2014-16, Chairperson of AFA (Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable rural development) ( http://asianfarmers.org/ )
2016 - Chairperson of AINOUKAI, a Japanese Farmers’ Organization founded 1946, working for promoting Organic farming, established Ainou Agricultural high school in 1964, which is only one agricultural boarding high school for teaching Organic farming in Japan
2019 - the representative of Family Farming Platform Japan (FFOJ)

Sessions

Multi-stakeholders' Cooperation for the Agriculture  What is s key to the success?

Description

Agriculture is demanding than ever before, with environmental responsibility and sustainability. With many stakeholders, such as farmers, companies, governments, and academics acting independently, sustainability goals are difficult to achieve. How should the the need to have a"Multi-Stakeholder Co-operation" be promoted in the agricultural sector? How should “Multi-Stakeholder Co-operation” be advocated in the digital and financial worlds? We will discuss global and local perspectives.

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Location

3F COREDO Muromachi Terrace, 3-2-1 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Muromachi Mitsui Hall, Symposium

Schedule

November 19, 2019 at 02:05PM - 03:00PM

The role of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)

Description

Smart Agriculture is not enough to keep Agriculture sustainable. We have to face Climate change issue seriously. So Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is very important concept today.

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Location

3F COREDO Muromachi Terrace, 3-2-1 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Muromachi Mitsui Hall, Symposium

Schedule

November 19, 2019 at 03:05PM - 03:55PM