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A-Zero Group “Bio Rice Paddy Rice Beta Version” received 3 stars for the “visualization” of environm ental impact reduction implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries!

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“Bio Rice Paddy Beta Version” received 3 stars in the “visualization” of environmental impact reduction implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries!
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Koshihikari “Bio Rice Paddy Rice Beta” version harvested in 2023 under the “Bio Rice Paddy Project” undertaken by A-Zero Group Co., Ltd. (Representative Director and CEO: Daisuke Maki, Headquarters: Nishiawakura Village, Okayama Prefecture, hereinafter “A-Zero Group”) ” received three stars in the greenhouse gas reduction grade (area) and biodiversity conservation grade in the “visualization”*1 of environmental impact reduction conducted by the Ministry of
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
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When cultivating “Bio Rice Paddy Beta Version”,
・No use of chemical fertilizers
– Minimum use of pesticides (70% reduction compared to local pesticides targeted for reduction)
・Plowing in crop residue and carrying out fall plowing
By working on carbon storage through such methods, we are contributing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions during the rice production stage. The contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 equivalent value) per 10 hectares of farmland area calculated using the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ “Simple Greenhouse Gas Calculation Sheet for Agricultural Products” is -24.78%, and [Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grade (Area) Star] We received 3*2]. Also,
・Reduction of chemical pesticides
・Postponement of mid-drying (mid-drying will be carried out after the hatching of the dragonfly and the metamorphosis of the tadpoles) ・Biotope installation in rice fields
・Implementation of lawn mowing without using herbicides
By doing so, we are contributing to the conservation of biodiversity at the rice production stage. This time, we received a 3-star*2 rating for biodiversity conservation in terms of “visualization.”
In the future, we plan to gradually start selling products with labels affixed to them.
The A-Zero Group will continue to work on growing rice with
consideration for the natural environment and living creatures. *1 About “visualization” of reducing the environmental impact of agricultural products
Based on the “Green Food System Strategy,” the Ministry of
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is implementing initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of the food system as a whole and to foster public understanding in order to build a sustainable food system. We are promoting “visualization.” Based on the guidelines, by displaying efforts to “contribute to greenhouse gas reduction” and “biodiversity conservation” on easy-to-understand grade labels, consumers will be able to understand producers’ efforts to reduce their environmental impact, and they will be encouraged to purchase agricultural products. We are working to create an environment where people can choose. For more information on the “visualization” of reducing the environmental impact of agricultural products promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, please click here.
Link: https://www.maff.go.jp/j/kanbo/kankyo/seisaku/being_sustainable/mieruka/mieruka.html (Find it! “Visualization” of reducing the environmental impact of agricultural products – Contribution to greenhouse gas reduction and consideration for biodiversity conservation – Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (maff.go.jp))
*2 Regarding the number of stars in “visualization”
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Regarding the evaluation of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a company will receive a 3-star rating if its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 equivalent value) calculated using the simple calculation sheet is 20% or more. Regarding the evaluation of biodiversity conservation efforts, unlike efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, there is no established general-purpose quantitative evaluation method. Therefore, points will be converted based on the effort score table on the right, and a grade of 3 stars will be given for 3 points or more.
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[Bio Rice Paddy Beta Version Overview]
・Product name: Bio rice paddy rice beta version
・Variety: Koshihikari
・Producing area: Nishiawakura Village, Okayama Prefecture
・Cultivation method: Specially cultivated rice, no chemical
fertilizers, 70% reduction in pesticides compared to the local area *We attempted to cultivate completely without pesticides, but due to an outbreak of rice blast, we had no choice but to use the minimum amount of pesticides. I used it.
・Cultivation area: 4,171 square meters
・Yield: 1,606kg
・Taste value*: 88 points *Taste value is calculated by measuring amylose, protein, and moisture, and the perfect score is 100 points. Generally, rice is considered delicious if it scores 75 points or higher.
・Price: 5kg brown rice…3,000 yen (tax included) White rice…3,300 yen (tax included) 2kg brown rice…1,400 yen (tax included) White rice…1,520 yen (tax included)
・Sales location: Online sales…
・A-Zero Natural Capital Division ONLINE SHOP
 https://store.gurugurumeguru.jp/?mode=grp&gid=2930435
Store sales…
・BASE101% -NISHIAWAKURA-
       〒707-0504 461-1, Oaza Nagao, Nishiawakura Village, Aida District, Okayama Prefecture
・Roadside Station Rest Center Awa Land
418 Kageishi, Nishiawakura Village, Aida District, Okayama Prefecture 707-0503 ・Roadside station Ayanajaya
167 Akemi, Mimasaka City, Okayama Prefecture, 707-0003
・Mimasaka Genki Agricultural Products Direct Sales Office Minoh Saito Store Mimasaka Ayana
     〒562-0028〒562-0028 1-16-18 Saito Ayuminami, Minoh City, Osaka Prefecture *In addition to the above, we also handle Nishiawakura Village hometown tax return gifts.
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