This project supports farming startups and housing of those who wish to return to farming from urban life to foster them into new farming manpower and promote agricultural, farming and food industries.
Particulars of Back-to-earth Promotion Project
Back-to-earth Support Project
Support back-to-earth program that links recruitment of citizens in each city and province and back-to-earth movement to invigorate farming villages that experience difficulties from decreased population due to aging society and depopulation drain
Back-to-earth Farming Startups and House Purchasing Support
This project provides citizens a long term loans at lower interest rates (2%) than commercial banks to purchase farming land and housing when they move to farming villages. Applicants must satisfy qualifications and requirements such as living in cities prior to moving back to farming villages, working in non-agricultural industry, have not passed 5 years from moving into farming villages and completing 100 hours or more of education related with back-to-earth movement.
'House of Back-to-earth Farmer'
Provide 'house of back-to-earth farmer' so that successful applicants to return to farming can learn farming techniques for a certain period of time and return to farm after experiencing farming villages
The location of the house of back-to-earth farmer may be autonomously by the back-to-earth farmer in consultation with the village, city and province by considering regional conditions
In connection with existing village building project, foster into a base village for back-to-earth farmers
Residential Farming Startup Support Project
Set up and operate an one-stop support center where candidates of back-to-earth farmers can stay with family for a certain period of time (less than 1 year) and understand farming villages, adapt to farming villages and practice, learn and experience farming startup program
Introduce back-to-earth farmers at the center to jobs in the village to help them to exchange with local villagers
Project Details: Build 30 or more residential spaces, household vegetable gardens, common practical farm, common compost ground, common warehouse, facility house, educational facilities (e.g. seminar room and consultation room), and community shelter
Operate Back-to-earth Center
Purpose: Help back-to-earth farmers from cities to settle down
(Basic Information & Consultation) Provide basic information such as policies, funding, education, farming land and residential land, forestry and farmhouse practice and consultation
(Local Information & Consultation) Provide local information such as items, rental farming land, empty houses and local customized consultation
(Education Programs) Operate back-to-earth academy (basic common program (4 sessions a week), education-on-demand (2 sessions a week)), and small group lectures (2 sessions a week); select, evaluate and inspect education programs on public contest; recruit professional instructors; and develop back-to-earth educational programs
(Policy Promotion) Promote supportive policies at exhibitions and policy briefing sessions
(Survey Cooperation) Conduct back-to-earth doctors, performance evaluation of back-to-earth recruitment project, back-to-earth survey and discussions