Let's support farm work with local people in "Yokogura",the village in the sky!
Yokogura(Tokushima) / More than 1 month from Jul. 1 to Oct. 31
|Periond||More than 1 month from Jul. 1 to Oct. 31|
|Capacity||Max. 1 volunteer|
|Background||This project is actively working for SDG2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGS15 (Life on Land). This project has been organized by the local group in the village of "Yokogura" since 2020. The village is located in the area where elevations of 600 meters high where is surrounded by the magnificent Asan mountains. They grow a variety of vegetables and make "tofu" and "miso" throughout the year, however, the area is facing labor shortage due to aging population. Volunteers' required to help local farming and making processed food such as tofu and miso with young power by learning local traditional farming.
*The website of the accommodation and host
|Outcome||There was the very first volunteer in 2020. She worked hard and made a good relationship with local host. NICE and the local host discussed about the possibility of volunteer's contribution for the local community in the future as the review of this project.|
|Work||*Support cultivating and selling of tomatoes.
*Support making "tofu" and "miso".
*Activities for preserving the village including cutting weeds
|Location||Yokogura village, Wakimachi, Mima-city, Tokushima pref.|
|Accommodation||Local farmhouse "Nakajima" ( https://yokogura-inn.com/index.html ). You will cook with the host.|
|Other activities||Cultural exchange opportunity between locals.|
|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||Woman only. Positive attitude, a willingness to work hard and communicate with local people!|