The nuclear accidents struck a massive blow to farming in Fukushima Prefecture. Some young farmers, however, are now in the spotlight for achieving burgeoning sales. A former model returned from Tokyo after the disaster to the Ono Orchard, founded by his parents, to grow apples and peaches. He heads out to places both in- and outside the prefecture in a pizza van to sell cut-prize pizzas liberally spread with home-grown fruit and other local Fukushima produce. The pizzas serve as advertising flyers for the delicious flavors of Fukushima farm products. He this year also joined with friends to establish a group called Cool Agri, which now includes 40 young farmers from all over Fukushima Prefecture. They have started cooperating across the normal municipal boundaries to produce farm products that would make anyone want to go into farming. We look at the example of these highly motivated young Fukushima farmers to discover hints not only for Fukushima but for farms in every part of Japan.
Visit the Website: http://www.nhk.or.jp/japan311/tomorrow/