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1 Proposal for Collaboration of Agricultural Projects Hyderabad-Miyoshi City Sister City Affiliation Miyoshi Indo Relations Association /6/18

2 Executive Summary Since signing sister city affiliation agreement between Hyderabad and Miyoshi city in July, 2006, many projects have been challenged. Miyoshi City would propose more successful projects based on Win- Win based collaboration of Agricultural domain as follows.  Harvesting and Marketing of Japanese Strawberry  Self-harvesting Orchard for tourist attraction  Academic joint works between Acharya Agricultural University and Prefectural University of Hiroshima, such as exchanging know how of high quality cash crop /6/18

3 Harvesting and Marketing of Japanese Strawberry 3 A agricultural corporation established in Yamamoto town, Japan where the giant Tsunami washed 95% strawberry farms away, constructed a farm in Pune, India. The farm applies unique technologies and produces Japanese strawberry which attract consumers in Mumbai with profitable price. It is recommendable that Japanese strawberry farms are to be constructed in Hyderabad area. Are there any enterprises to take up the business? 2014/6/18

4 “ Nihon Ichigo” ( Japanese Strawberry ) 4 Fresh strawberry with sweet taste and shining red color 2014/6/18

5 Pune Strawberry 5 First harvesting in March, 2013 Demonstration at “Cool Japan Festival “ held on March 15 th, 2013 in Mumbai 2014/6/18

6 Cultivation Method Soil CultivationAdvanced Nutriculture Cultivation on raised benches The project employs unique cultivation method, which uses not soil, but a bed of coco peat, which is abundant in India. The coco peat system is superior to cultivation using in every aspect: Almost no pesticide is necessary, there is minimal risk of disease, pest or root rot, and there is no need for professional knowledge or hard labor. Such green houses can be constructed even on barren land /6/18

7 Remote Monitoring Remote monitoring system was provided for Pune project. Important parameters, such as ambient temperature, water and coco bed temperature, humidity, can be monitored at a control room in Japan through internet. A video conference system is also provided to communicate between agricultural experts in Japan and workers in Pune. 7 Remote Monitoring System 2014/6/18

8 Sales of “Ichigo” The project has a 800 m-sq green house and planted 4,000 saplings imported from Yamamoto town. It was harvested 5 Kg per day in March, The “Ichigo” strawberry were sold to luxury hotels in Mumbai. The average rate of the “Ichigo” was Rs 500 to Rs 600 per Kg. Currently strawberries are grown in open air farms are sold at Rs 100 per Kg. Transportation of strawberries become big issue. Shock less packaging and cool van can maintain quality /6/18

9 Self-harvesting Orchard for tourist attraction 9 There are many self-harvesting orchards in Japan. Hirata Farm is the most reputable orchard among them. It is recommendable that self-harvesting type orchard business shall be established in India. Because it will provide a lot of fun and relaxation opportunity to Indian people. 2014/6/18

10 Welcome to Hirata Farm 10 This is the main entrance of the Hirata farm. Around 100,000 visitors enjoy fruits picking, cooking, eating and shopping in four seasons. 2014/6/18

11 Location 11 The Farm is located in Miyoshi City at center of Hiroshima Prefecture and is 450 m above sea level. There are 12 orchards in area of 1,550 are. Aerial view of the farm 2014/6/18

12 A round year operation 12 SpringSummer Autumn Winter 2014/6/18

13 A round year operation Fruits JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Strawberry Peach Plum Prune Grape Peach Apple Chestnut Western Pear Fixed Planting BlossomingHarvest /6/18

14 Events 14 Experience making Fruit jam and Cake Flower Festival (Cherry Bloom, Wisteria) Grape Festival Jazz Concert Christmas Dinner Making Fruit Pizza by Indian Students Wisteria Festival 2014/6/18

15 Awards 1996 Asahi Agricultural Prize [朝日農業賞 ] 2004 Grand Prize of Japan Award for Agriculture [ 日本農業賞 大賞 ] 2004 Emperor's Trophy (Horticulture) [ 日本農林水産祭 天皇杯(園芸部門) ] 2012 The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays [ 旭日双光賞 ] /6/18

16 Academic Joint Works 16 Learning advanced harvesting technologies for Tomato and Asparagus which claim high market share in Japan at Prefectural University of Hiroshima Learning harvesting method for various vegetables to be marketable in Japan at Acharia University, such as proper eggplants in India Learning new business model of “Self Harvesting Orchard” in order to find feasibility in Hyderabad 2014/6/18

17 Thank you for your attention 17 Contact: Tsuyoshi Uesugi Advisor Miyoshi Indo Relations Association /6/18


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