A smart agriculture venture center is established in Shintomi Town, Miyazaki Prefecture. AI / robot development and IT human resource development

Koyu Foundation
A smart agriculture venture center is established in Shintomi Town, Miyazaki Prefecture. AI / robot development and IT human resource development
-Established “Smart Agriculture Promotion Association” on the same day. Commencement of exchange / collaboration between companies, recruitment support, etc.
The Koyu Community Development Promotion Organization (Shintomi-cho, Koyu-gun, Miyazaki Prefecture, Representative Director: Junichi Saito, hereinafter referred to as the Koyu Foundation) is a team of local farmers, governments, and entrepreneurs who use advanced technology such as robots and AI. On November 10, 2019 (Sun), we opened a new agricultural base “Shintomi Agri Valley” that develops services and services.
On the same day, an event “Smart Agriculture Summit in Miyazaki” (organized by the Koyu Foundation, possible .agri) was held to commemorate the opening. There were over 130 visitors from the town, including farmers, government, financial institutions, and
agricultural ventures. At the venue, in addition to the keynote speech by Mr. Kosuke Takahashi of Solaside Air Co., Ltd., presentations by six agricultural venture companies and panel discussions by various guests were held.
The Koyu Foundation declared the establishment of the “Smart Agriculture Promotion Association” at the event. While recruiting members who support the vision, we plan to realize sustainable agriculture up to 100 years ahead by focusing on technology
development and human resource development of smart agriculture. [Image 1


“Smart Agricultural Summit in Miyazaki” with more than 130 visitors (Photo: Yuta Nakayama)
■ Characteristics: More than 130 farmers and farmers who lead Japan “Shintomi Agri Valley” is a co-working space specialized in
agricultural ventures, which is a renovated vacant store in a supermarket. The “Smart Farming Summit in Miyazaki” held on Sunday, November 10, was held here. Agricultural venture companies also have booths for business introduction. After the event, the venue was filled with enthusiasm.
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Date: November 10, 2019 (Saturday)
Venue: Shintomi Agri Valley (1-47-2 Tomita Higashi, Shintomi-cho, Koyu-gun, Miyazaki)
13:30 Opening remarks and outline explanation
13:50 Keynote Speech
14:20 Startup presentation & talk session
16:10 Exchange meeting
17:00 End

Kosuke Takahashi / President and CEO

1. Gotoku Shimomura / Representative Director of Kazunobu
2. Yoshito Nakajima / President, Farmer’s Guide Co., Ltd.
3. Kohei Mochida / General Manager, Ceramic Cloud Division
4. Shunsuke Tsuboi / President of Sagri Co., Ltd.
5. Katsumi Koga / SenSprout Co., Ltd. Manager
6. Yasuo Nagaoka / Representative Director of Vakabo Co., Ltd.
Takuma Uehara / Deputy General Manager, Public Works Division, SB Technology Co., Ltd.
Koji Muraoka / President, Ippei Holdings
Ide Toshiri / President of Farm OS Co., Ltd.
Yutaka Hishiki / inaho Co., Ltd. Representative Director
Hiroki Tsuji / Next Technology Representative
Nozomi Fukuyama / Shintomicho Agritech Farmer
Taichi Sakai / Shintomicho Agritech Farmer

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Keynote speech by President Sorashido Air Takahashi (Photo: Yuta Nakayama)
■ Background: Aging farms are aging. Smart agriculture needs to be developed and implemented
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Future Investment x Regional Revitalization Study Group’s “Development of Smart Agriculture” (April 2019), the development and implementation of “Smart Agriculture” is an urgent need to strengthen the
competitiveness of agriculture. It is shown.
The background is the aging of key farmers. The proportion of farmers who are 65 years or older in this document is extremely high at 64.6% in Japan compared to major countries such as France at 3.0% (2015) and the Netherlands at 9.2% (same). The situation.
Based on this situation, the Koyu Foundation not only compensates for the shortage of players, but also aims to improve efficiency and yield by practicing agriculture using data. Was established in June 2018. We have been working on the implementation of smart agriculture while doing joint research with the technical college.
“Shintomi Agri Valley” is an effort to attract new agricultural ventures to these regional infrastructures and accumulate technology and human resources.

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There was a lot of interaction with guests and visitors at the business booth of the agricultural venture (Photo: Yuta Nakayama)
■ Future outlook: Established “Smart Agriculture Promotion
Association”. A summit in Tokyo will be held in February 2020 The Koyu Foundation has declared at the “Smart Agriculture Summit in Miyazaki” the establishment of the “Smart Agriculture Promotion Association”, an organization of companies and organizations that agrees to achieve sustainable agriculture for 100 years.
As of November 14, 2019, seven companies have joined the association. In the co-working space “Shintomi Agri Valley”, we will provide information on smart agriculture business, exchange and cooperation among businesses, and recruitment support. In February 2020, “Smart Agriculture Summit 2020 in Tokyo” will be held. We will provide booths to exhibit and give a chance to participate in businesses that have completed membership in November 2019.
The association is active with 100 member companies. Accelerate collaboration between businesses, local governments, and other fields, develop IT human resources who are active in the agricultural field, and work on research and development of technologies such as AI and robots.

The Koyu Foundation is advancing the accumulation of smart
agricultural ventures that challenge new agricultural businesses utilizing technology in order to realize sustainable agriculture up to 100 years in the future. Until the end of November 2019, we are seeking support through crowdfunding for funds related to the revitalization of vacant stores, which will become the base of accumulation. See below for details.
Play open stores! I want to create a state-of-the-art smart
agriculture base in a town of 17,000 people

A local trading company established in April 2017 by Shintomi-cho, Koyu-gun, Miyazaki Prefecture. Under the vision of “the world’s most challenging city,” we sell “special products” through branding of agricultural products represented by lychees of 1,000 yen, and invest in “human resource development” with the profits obtained. The In hometown tax payment, we succeeded in increasing the donation amount from 430 million yen in FY2016 before the establishment to 930 million yen in 2017 and 1.9 billion yen in 2018.
* Media publication examples: Nikkei MJ / Nikkei Shimbun / Monthly business concept / Monthly Sotokoto / Forbes JAPAN and others Corporate name: Koyu Community Development Promotion Organization Location: Challenge Field 2-1-1 Tomita Higashi Shintomi-cho, Koyu-gun, Miyazaki Representative: Junichi Saito, Representative Director
?? Koyu Foundation HP https://koyu.miyazaki.jp
?? Koyu Foundation FB https://www.facebook.com/koyu.miyazaki/ ?? Koyu Foundation Human Resource Development Website https://koyu.academy/ ?? Shintomi-cho hometown tax payment page (Hometown Choice)
?? Shintomi Tourist Information Site https://koyu.media/
?? Shintomi-cho migration information site https://koyu.in/

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