Rural Development

In this section, I would like to introduce successful examples of rural development strategies in the world. One village should have at least one village development plan! The village’s economic development should be sustained by locally rooted products. Let’s see in various villages what plans they have made and what products they have developed!


Rural Development through Agro-Tourism Promotion

Nambu, with a population of about 20,000, is located in the northern tip of the Japanese mainland. It is famous for varieties of fruit such as cherries, apples, plums, persimmons, grapes, and peaches. Local people are proud of such a wide variety of fruit, saying “All kinds of fruit are available in Nambu except oranges and bananas!” In Nambu, the beautiful landscape with a lot of orchards, mountains and a river is soothing to people’s hearts.

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