Japanese Agricultural Challenges

Japanese agriculture currently faces various challenges. Let’s focus on the main issues.

What are the important issues in Japanese agriculture?

The number of farmers is decreasing … The population engaged in agriculture is decreasing due to the influx of younger generations into urban areas, the decrease in successors of farmers, and the difficulty of management.

Difficult to enter new fields … Furthermore, it is difficult to secure farmland and initial funds, and it is difficult to interact with the local farmer community, which is a barrier to new entry into agriculture.

Against this background, the number of people working in agriculture as a whole is steadily decreasing. And this is causing another problem.

Declining food self-sufficiency rate … As a result of the decrease in producers, the food self-sufficiency rate is decreasing year by year in Japan. This will increase dependence on food supply overseas and weaken independence.