Agricultural Technology

Overall Japan has a shrinking agricultural sector, demonstrated by government data showing the number of full-time farmers at 1.7 million in 2014, declining from 2.2 million a decade earlier. Workforce and skills shortages are compounded by the lack of young people becoming farmers.

Offering technological solutions, "agri-tech" businesses are marketing a wide variety of products and services for meeting industry demands, to generally increase productivity, lower costs, use less resources such as energy, water and pesticides, and improve product quality and availability.

Japan Today, Japan's 'agri-tech' farming revolution, 2016

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Water Scarcity
  • ICT Applied to Agriculture
  • Annual Report
  • Further Readings
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs