Oct. 24, 2018 Onsite evaluations carried out by members of a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) specialist committee.
LOHAS Business Alliance Co-CEO Junko Owada and The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences Professor Nobuyuki Yagi, both of whom are Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) specialist committee members, visited Ehime Prefecture to conduct onsite evaluations.
Both committee members expressed their impressions of the region, with Owada stating, “I was impressed by the promising young high school students, who expressed ambitions to take over their families’ mandarin orange growing businesses,” while Yagi said, “With its ingenious use of hillside land to grow delicious mandarin oranges, I found the region to be highly promising.”
The specialists visited the following facilities and areas:
1. Yawatahama Minatto
3. Kawanoishi High School
4. Yawatahama City Agricultural Product Processing Center
5. Miyauchi Community Center (culinary culture utilizing mandarin oranges)
6. Kawakami area
7. Maana area
8. Mandarin Orange Research Center