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Various activities, important decisions mark AFA’s 5th general assembly

Various activities, important decisions mark AFA’s 5th general assembly

The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) held various activities and decided on important matters on its recently concluded 5th general assembly, which was also a celebration of its 10th anniversary. Vietnam Farmers Union (VNFU) hosted the event in Hanoi, Vietnam last March […]

Voices from Fukushima: J?kichi Ishizawa

Voices from Fukushima: J?kichi Ishizawa

The following article was written by Mr. Jukichi Ishizawa, a 78-year old organic farmer from Fukushima, Japan. His place, Kouriyama City, is located 60 kilometers away from the Daichi nuclear plant that was damaged by the tsunami and is emitting nuclear radiation. He has been […]

Voices from Fukushima: Michiko Ouchi

Voices from Fukushima: Michiko Ouchi

(The following is an article written by a Japanese farmer for the magazine of Ainoukai, an AFA member in Japan.) The earthquake suddenly struck at 2:46 pm on the 11th of March. I was on the second floor of the local agricultural cooperative’s office with […]

Voice from Fukushima: Mr. Jukichi Ishizawa

Voice from Fukushima: Mr. Jukichi Ishizawa

The following article was written by Mr. Jukichi Ishizawa, a 78-year old organic farmer from Fukushima, Japan. His place, Kouriyama City, is located 60 kilometers away from the Daichi nuclear plant that was damaged by the tsunami and is emitting nuclear radiation. He has been […]

In the News: Heatstroke Apocalypse for Japan’s Cows & Chickens

In the News: Heatstroke Apocalypse for Japan’s Cows & Chickens

Japanese Kobe cows have a beef, and Japanese chickens are broiling: In the first one and a half month’s of this year’s record hot summer 959 milk cows, 235 meat cows, 136,000 egg chickens, and 289,000 meat chickens have died of heatstroke. Pigs aren’t faring […]



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