The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

City Farm Village Exchange Promotion Center (NPO)

Technical assistance for drip-fed hydroponic cultivation that has a low environmental impact for residents of disaster areas

Activity grant

Project Description

In this project, we provide technical support for drip-fed hydroponic cultivation that is not affected by soil contamination and has low construction, maintenance, and management costs so that residents can use this support to create their own facilities and start new agriculture businesses. This technical assistance consists of the creation of demonstrate facilities making use of site borrowed from farmers in Iitate Village, Fukushima Prefecture, offering guidance on actual cultivation, and holding explanatory meetings using cultivation manuals. Interchange among local residents is also furthered through these activities.

Grant year
FY2013 Activity Grants
Grant term
3 years
October 2013 - September 2016
Grant amount
3,990,000 yen
Activity region
Iitate Village, Souma District, Fukushima Ward, Japan
Pipe house assembly work

Overview of the Organization

Muneaki Samejima, Director
Muneaki Samejima, Director
Establishment year
Establishment purpose
The purpose of the project is to revitalize farming, mountain and fishing villages through diverse city and farming town interchange project that incorporate the participation of urban residents by utilizing abundant natural resources that include the nature, culture, and products of farming, mountain and fishing villages. The project will contribute to regional revitalization through interchanges with local communities by leveraging senior experience and know-how that has been put to use in various fields over many years.
Main activity areas
Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture, Tochigi Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture
Number of staff members
2 full-time staff members, 58 full members
Annual operating budget
0.55 million yen in 2011, 0.62 million yen in 2012, 2.4 million yen (projected) in 2013
Resurrection of Fukushima (NPO) (cooperation on-site)
Main activities
The main activities are as follows.
  • City and farming town interchange project
  • City and farming town interchange survey and planning project
  • Agriculture experience interchange project
  • City and farming town interchange event project
  • Agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries promotion project (promoting use of biomass, agricultural production, etc.)