【News】Two months after Kumamoto Earthquake, agricultural volunteers continuously playing essential part in helping quake-hit farmers make up for delayed farm work(June 14, 2016)


University students helping sweet potato farmer working in nursery (in Nishihara-mura, Kumamoto Prefecture)

University students helping sweet potato farmer working in nursery (in Nishihara-mura, Kumamoto Prefecture)

Agricultural volunteers helping garlic farmers preparing for shipment (in Nishihara-mura, Kumamoto Prefecture)

Agricultural volunteers helping garlic farmers preparing for shipment (in Nishihara-mura, Kumamoto Prefecture)

Two months after the Kumamoto quakes, volunteers are still helping farmers in Nishihara-mura, Kumamoto Prefecture, the village hit by the intensity-7 major earthquake. So far (by June 13, 2016), a total of 1,354 volunteers came to the village from all over Japan through the support of the village’s volunteer center for agricultural recovery, each saying that s/he wants to do something for Kumamoto. Their help with the farm work is also helping the quake-hit farmers manage and recover post-quake trauma.

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