The below video interviews were conducted by http://www.japan.foodsovereignty.com.au. They are listed here with permission from Food Sovereignty.
Young tea farmer, Ayumi Kinezuka, talks about her family’s organic farm
Ayumi Kinezuka is an amazing young woman, who has been farming on her father’s tea farm for the past 8 years. In this first video, Ayumi talks about the importance of her family’s connection to customers, the difficulties her father had 35 years ago in transitioning the farm from chemicals to organics, and the advantages of being organic and of connecting with other farmers to market their products.
Why I became a farmer!
In this second video, Ayumi Kinezuka shares with us the reasons behind her decision to return to her father’s organic tea farm and become a farmer. From her studies in psychology and sociology to her decision to take what she has learnt and … go back to the farm – Ayumi’s story is truly inspirational.
Young japanese farmer connects others to the land as she learns about rice production!
Ayumi Kinezuka has a great passion to involve others in the farming experience. In this third video, Ayumi talks about how she is learning to produce rice, and in doing so, invites other people to join her in her journey, from the planting to the harvesting. This story is more than just about producing rice, it is an impressive story about success through sharing and connecting.