Japanese Teaching Organic Rice Farming in Poor Indian Region
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Allahabad, India, May 6 (Jiji Press)--Japanese experts are teaching organic farming of Japanese rice in Allahabad in a poor northern Indian region from more than 10 years ago.
Their efforts are beginning to bear fruit. Crop yields have become stable, and farmers are enjoying income growth.
Among the experts is Teruo Miura, who heads the Makino School of Continuing and Nonformal Education at Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences in Allahabad in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
In the rice project, Miura works with his peers at Allahabad Organic Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd.
Uttar Pradesh has a population of more than 200 million. It is one of the poorest states in India.
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