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Pal System Federation “Asahi Satoyama School” selected as an example of government agricultural support Ce lebration party at 4 exchange co-ops April 6th (Sat) Ibaraki Tochigi

[Pal System Federation] “Asahi Satoyama School” selected as an example of government agricultural support Celebration party at 4 exchange co-ops April 6th (Sat) [Ibaraki Tochigi]

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Press release: April 3, 2024
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“Asahi Satoyama School” selected as an example of government agricultural support; Celebration party held at 4 exchange
cooperatives; April 6th (Saturday) [Tochigi, Ibaraki]
*Agricultural exchange selected in the community/local production for local consumption category*
Consumers’ Cooperative Pal System Ibaraki
Agri-Yasato (Ishioka City, Representative: Susumu Shibayama), an NPO with which Tochigi (Headquarters: Mito City, Umeka, Chairman: Yasuyo Aoki) collaborates through direct-to-farm exchange, is participating in the “Discover Treasures of Rural Areas” sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ” (10th selection) in the community/local production for local consumption category. To celebrate this occasion, a celebration will be held at Asahi Satoyama School in Ishioka City from 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6th, along with the three co-ops with whom we also interact.
Agricultural experience using abandoned school is highly rated “Discover Treasures of Rural Areas” aims to revitalize the region and improve income by drawing out the local resources of rural areas, in order to realize the government’s goal of “strong agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries,” and “beautiful and vibrant rural areas.” We have selected excellent examples of initiatives that address these issues and disseminated them nationwide. Agriya Satoha was selected in the Community/Local Production for Local Consumption category in recognition of its efforts to provide agricultural experiences and support for new farmers at an experiential tourism facility on the site of a former elementary school.

Pal System Ibaraki
Tochigi has held experiences and exchange activities with users at Asahi Satoyama School, an experiential tourism facility that utilizes a closed school, along with Agri-Yasato. The celebration was held by Ibaraki Co-op Consumers’ Cooperative (Omitama City, Chairman Toshio Shibasaki), Toto Consumers’ Cooperative (Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, Chairman Yoshiharu Kazama), and Yotsuha Consumers’ Cooperative (Tochigi), who also continue to experience and interact. It will be held jointly with Oyama City, Prefecture, and Eriko Miwa, Chairman of the Board.

Pal System Ibaraki
Tochigi will continue to expand understanding and support for exchange centered on agriculture at Asahi Satoyama School, and strengthen collaboration with organizations and governments that support a sustainable future for the Yasato area.
▲Agricultural experience exchange at Asahi Satoyama School
*Overview of the “Discover Treasures of Rural Areas” Award Joint Celebration* [Date and time] Saturday, April 6, 2024, 11:00-13:00
Part 1 (11:00-12:00) Celebration party “Rediscovering the charm of Asahi Satoyama School”
Part 2 (12:15-13:00) Lunch meeting
[Venue] Asahi Satoyama School (630 Shibanai, Ishioka City, Ibaraki Prefecture) [Guests] Masahiro Isaka, Director, Rural Planning Division,
Agricultural Land Bureau, Ibaraki Prefecture Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Department, Mayor Yoji Tanishima, Ishioka City
[Participants] Officers and employees of the sponsoring organization, union member directors, local activity groups, etc.
[Sponsoring organizations] Ibaraki Co-op Consumers’ Co-operative, Toto Consumers’ Co-operative, Yotsuba Consumers’ Co-operative
                          Pal System Ibaraki Tochigi
[Cooperating organization] Yasato Agricultural Cooperative
(*4 An organization that trades organic agricultural products, processed foods, etc. with consumer cooperatives and interacts with users)
▲Award ceremony and networking event held at the Prime Minister’s Office in November 2023
Consumers’ Cooperative Pal System Ibaraki Tochigi
Address: 2-1-39 Umeka, Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Chairman: Yasuyo Aoki Capital investment: 6.84 billion yen, number of association members: 139,000 people, total business volume: 18.14 billion yen (as of the end of March 2023)
HP: https://www.palsystem-ibaraki.coop/
Pal System Consumers Cooperative Federation
Address: 2-2-6 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Chairman: Masakazu Dainobu 13 members / members using unified business system Total business volume 253.09 billion yen / total number of association members 1.714 million people (as of the end of March 2023)
Member co-ops: Pal System Tokyo, Pal System Kanagawa, Pal System Chiba, Pal System Saitama, Pal System Ibaraki Tochigi, Pal System Yamanashi
Nagano, Pal System Gunma, Pal System Fukushima, Pal System Shizuoka, Pal System Niigata Tokimeki, Pal System Mutual Aid Federation, Saitama Prefecture Workers’ Co-op, Ai-Corp Miyagi
HP: https://www.pal.or.jp/
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