Revitalization of Rural Economies though the Restructuring the Self-sufficient Realm - Growth in Small-scale Rapeseed Production in Japan

JARQ : Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly
ISSN 00213551
書誌レコードID(総合目録DB) AA0068709X

According to rising social and environmental concerns, the number of small-scale oil mills growing and milling rapeseed has increased over the past decade. This study was undertaken to clarify small-scale rapeseed oil mill production, which is under pressure from mass-produced vegetable oil, and propose the application of this community-based system to developing nations. We analyzed all domestic rapeseed oil mills between 2009 and 2011, and discussed the transition from traditional mills to newly established town office-sponsored mills and its effect on the rural economy. We clarified that small-scale oil mills in rural areas have survived through strong self-sufficient production and have restructured into self-managing local communal businesses. This restructuring of local rapeseed production has had a positive effect on the local community and has revitalized the rural economy. Thus, we concluded that it may be suitable for microcredit in developing nations.

作成者 NONAKA Akihisa ONO Hiroshi

community mill

inducing production effect

local rapeseed production

restoring local production

公開者 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
国立情報学研究所メタデータ主題語彙集(資源タイプ) Journal Article
開始ページ 383
終了ページ 390
DOI 10.6090/jarq.49.383
権利 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
言語 eng