By Toshiyuki Monma, Itsuo Goto, Takahisa Hayashi, Hidekiyo Tachiya, Kanju Ohsawa
This booklet summarizes the result of three years of agricultural and forestry reconstructive efforts and utilized study performed without delay within the affected components of Fukushima following the nice East Japan Earthquake. It describes quickly and powerful revival tools and applied sciences from tsunami and radiation damages, proven during the collaborative efforts of researchers, scholars, neighborhood farmers, woodland proprietors, and municipalities accumulated lower than the Tokyo collage of Agriculture East Japan advice venture. which includes 4 components, the 1st a part of the publication presents an outline of the wear and measures taken to beat them by means of the neighborhood municipalities and the Tokyo collage of Agriculture. the second one half offers info and result of agricultural restoration from the tsunami—for instance, tracking platforms, reconstruction versions, and handy, reasonably cheap equipment constructed for the recovery of tsunami-damaged paddy fields. The 3rd half makes a speciality of restoration from radiation-contaminated farmlands and forests and consequent reputational damages. integrated are a variety of basic facts acquired from box experiments and surveys, reports at the mechanism of illness, and the result of radical tracking, decontamination, and recovery innovations played at this website. the ultimate half is a suite of reflections of neighborhood farmers, woodland proprietors, and scholars who participated within the undertaking. the educational trials and error recorded during this e-book are a useful contribution to catastrophe administration and restoration procedures. it's written for a large viewers, now not restricted to researchers and scholars, but additionally for presidency and nation officers, municipalities, agricultural cooperative employees individuals, and farmers.
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9). In the fall of 2012, the “plowedsludge steelmaking-slag-enriched rice” cultivated by the Iitoyo District’s newly launched agricultural corporation achieved an impressively bumper harvest. 7 ha of paddy fields that had been restored, but it was like a dream come true considering the hopelessness we had felt the day after the earthquake and tsunami (Fig. 10). No doubt my feelings at the time had something to do with it, but that steelmaking slag rice was the best I had ever tasted in my life.
Pattern 1: Desire to Resume Farming Weak: Both land and machinery sustained serious tsunami damage, and the farmer cannot restore them on his/her own. Key preconditions for recovery are reconstruction of farmland, irrigation facilities, and other infrastructure by the national government, as well as creation of a structure to share farming machinery within each community. Aid from the national government is also necessary. 2 Tokyo University of Agriculture East Japan Assistance Project Assisting… Damage of agricultural machinery: serious Damage of agricultural machinery: slight Tsunami damage of farmland: serious Desire to resume farming: weak Desire to resume farming: strong Tsunami damage of farmland: slight Resumption of farming: dependent on preconditions Desire to resume farming: strong 27 Fig.
3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 7 ha of paddy field that was used for producing rice last year. We plan to ensure the safety of the rice and soybeans harvested from these fields by testing for radionuclides; all the rice confirmed as safe will be actively marketed as Soma Revival Rice. Consider new ways of using paddy fields that were damaged so seriously that reconstruction is impossible and investigate models for the area’s agriculture accordingly. Develop and trial technology to inhibit the absorption of radionuclide in paddy fields where radioactive contamination is severe (continue joint research in the city of Date with the University of Tokyo and Fukushima University).
Agricultural and Forestry Reconstruction After the Great East Japan Earthquake: Tsunami, Radioactive, and Reputational Damages by Toshiyuki Monma, Itsuo Goto, Takahisa Hayashi, Hidekiyo Tachiya, Kanju Ohsawa