The Japanese organic farming movement: Consumers and farmers united

Darrell Gene Moen

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Organic farmers' groups throughout Japan have formed direct-marketing relations with urban consumers who are interested not only in obtaining "safe" foods but also in helping farmers survive as full-time farmers. This article looks at one such urban-rural coalition, focusing on actions taken by farmers and consumers united in a joint struggle to stop the construction of a golf course resort Part of that "other Japan" in which people are working together at the grassroots to create an alternative vision of what Japan can become, participants in this movement are fashioning new cultural values and social relations that challenge the dominant culture's hegemony.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-16
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jul


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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