Let's support cultivating of local strawberry and Tomato with local farmers at the highland mountains!

Nishisho(Tokushima) / More than 1 month from Jul. 1 to Oct. 31

Volunteer information
Project name Nishisho
Location Tokushima
Periond More than 1 month from Jul. 1 to Oct. 31
Type Agriculture
Capacity Max. 2 volunteers
Background This project is actively working for SDG2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGS15 (Life on Land). This project is organized by the local group. They had the first workcamp in the summer of 2019. The village is famous for its steep-slope farming that has been recognized as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems by FAO ( Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations )in 2018. They grow strawberries, tomatoes, etc. in a highland where elevations exceed 1,000 meters in the village and make a living. However, villages are facing labor shortage due to depopulation problem. In order to pass on the agriculture and culture of the area to the next generation, local organization are accepting students and offering classes to local junior high schools. Let's carry out revitalization with the pleasant local farmers. Video about the campsite https://youtu.be/M4Tl6hgdZCY
Outcome Unfortunately, there was no participant in 2020, local vols. and international vols. who joined another project in same prefecture visited worksite and helped farming. The local had positive impression to them and look forward to seeing new vols.
Work Volunteers will support cultivating and maintenance local strawberry and tomato farm in the local farm. It's the busiest season for local farmers and they need their contribution. And they have opportunity to learn about local traditional way of farming, recognized as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems.
Location Nishisho village, Higashi Miyoshi town, Miyoshi county, Tokushima pref.
Accommodation Simple local farmhouses. Meals will be cooked by volunteers.
Recruitment information
Other activities Sightseeing on days off
Other As of 2020 Nov., it seems impossible to host the vols. from abroad. NICE and the local host will make decision to organize or cancel the project around 1 month before each start though the project can be cancelled even after that depending on the situation of COVID-19. NICE cannot compensate any damage on volunteers by this and strongly recommend them to book the flights as late as possible.
Requirement Positive attitude, a willingness to work hard and communicate with local people!