The prices of many materials used in agricultural production, such as fertilizers, feed, and cardboard boxes used for shipping, have skyrocketed. Therefore, on August 22, 2022, JA and the Tosan Greenhouse Horticulture Agricultural Cooperative submitted a request to the city, requesting measures to deal with the soaring prices of agricultural production materials such as fertilizer. Agriculture in Toyokawa City developed rapidly after the Toyokawa irrigation canal was passed through, and due to the expansion of farmland area due to the merger of towns and villages from 2006 to 2010, it is currently boasting the fourth largest agricultural production value in Aichi Prefecture. In addition to this city, the Higashi Mikawa area is one of the top agricultural production areas in Japan, along with Tahara City, which ranks first in agricultural production in Japan, and Toyohashi City, which ranks second in the prefecture. In addition to the central role of greenhouse horticulture, which mainly produces roses, tomatoes, strawberries, and other specialties such as perilla and spray mum, which are local specialties, the city also has a wide variety of agriculture such as rice farming, open-field vegetables, and livestock farming. develop in a balanced manner. On the other hand, the number of farmers is declining due to the aging of farmers and lack of successors, and the damage caused by harmful birds and animals is serious. The certified farmer system allows farmers who are motivated to manage their farms to achieve an annual income of 8 million yen and annual working hours of 1,800 hours, which is the goal of efficient and stable farm management set in Toyokawa City’s Basic Agriculture Concept after 5 years. A system in which Toyokawa City certifies a plan that aims to achieve within. In Toyokawa City in 2020, it seems that 231 management bodies have become certified farmers. “Toyokawa City, Aichi Prefecture”, The surrounding Area’s adjacent to Gamagori City, Okazaki City, Shinshiro City and Toyohashi City. City area, On April 1, 2010(39691,673/1000acre(Ímperial units,1824: Úniteds States customary units,1875): 160,630,000 m2: 16,063 ha: 1,606,300 a: 16196,3239 / 10000 町: 1,619,680,479 / 10000 反). Part of the southern part of the city faces “Mikawa Bay”. The plain extends from the central part to the southern part, and the mountainous area extends in the northern part. The relief’s relatively gentle to the west of the center. The clear stream “Toyokawa” originating from the “Oku Mikawa” spreads the fertile arable land that has been accumulated. It is warm all year round, and ôba such as large leaves, chrysanthemums, and roses is popular. We can see a bright future by developing various agriculture such as paddy rice and livestock. Make efforts to grow landscape crops in abandoned cultivated land. Many valuable flora and fauna are distributed(Endangered species: IA or IB, 宮路山; コアブラツツジ(Enkianthus nudipes), 富士神社; コバノミツバツツジ ; Rhododendron farrerae, 財賀寺 Niomon (National Important Cultural Property) ; ヒメハルゼミ ; Euterpnosia chibensis etc. We are proud of the production volume of one of the leading MUSKMELONS (High-class Earls Melon) in the country. “Honeylet Tomatoes”, Registration number : No. 4585137. Trademark registration date: July 12, 2002.The history of growing cherry tomatoes in Toyokawa City is old. It started around 1981, ahead of other regions. Shipping organization mini tomato subcommittee – A production area with 54 members, a cultivation area of 12.4 ha, and a shipment volume of 1,323 t（January 3rd year of Reiwa）. It is a wonderful tomato that has been cultivated almost year-round. Nutriculture : Solid medium cultivation ; Cultivated with a culture solution in which fertilizer is dissolved in water without using Soil. Avoids soil diseases and continuous cropping disorders. Tillage, ridges, soil gathering, fertilization, herbicide, etc. Omission of work required for soil cultivation. Automation of liquid supply and fertilization management : It will be easier to scale up and the efficiency of fertilizer and water utilization will be improved. There are two methods of feeding the culture solution: circulating type and Non-circulating type. In the deep flow technique, the culture solution circulates between the bed and the tank. The same applies to nutrient film technique（薄膜水耕）. Solid medium cultivation : Discard the excess culture solution that was not absorbed by the crop – I’ve heard that there are many Free-flowing expressions. Disadvantages are the effect on growth due to changes in nutrient composition, and the spread when diseases invade. In the Non-circular type, these worries seem to be less. In solid medium cultivation, the shift to the circulation type is also in progress. It is the aspect of improving the utilization efficiency of nutrient water and protecting the environment. “JA Himawari”, Cherry tomatoes have a good balance of acidity and sweetness, and there are few defective products such as cracked fruits. The products introduced this time are very popular as a brand. ‘We will strive for the highest quality of each member in order to be selected as the highest quality production area’. Based on the subcommittee philosophy, perform quality inspections such as sugar content and coloring on a regular basis. Club members improve management by adjusting the amount of irrigation based on the results of the inspection. That leads to the production of high quality cherry tomatoes. Honeylet Tomatoes（Rhett ; Rad equivalent therapy ）is a proof of high quality cherry tomatoes. Behind the scenes is a tireless commitment to quality and we are incalculable. Every morning, the producer himself checks for cracks and soft fruits before shipping. In addition, JA staff will inspect the products at the shipping site. We are grateful that it is delivered to consumers in the best possible condition.“Smart agriculture study group” : Demonstration item: Chrysanthemum morifolium / Demonstration area: 38 a（153781 m2）. Production area innovation that enhances international competitiveness : Regaining domestic market share from imported products that are increasing year by year – It is necessary to establish a stable supply to actual consumers. Maintaining and expanding the scale of production areas while the number of producers is decreasing : There is an urgent need to increase yields and save labor. “Objective” , Planting optimization, environmental control technology, Data – yield increased by 10%. Production efficiency, labor efficiency management, 5% reduction in working hours per bottle. Introduced smart agriculture technology in collaboration with companies. Achieves stable supply to actual consumers. It is premised on the most important issue of the production area.Share the data obtained from the demonstration at the production area and make effective use of it. This will lead to increased yield and labor saving in the entire production area. That is also from the feelings for this demonstration project. In 1986, female members of the former Mikawaichinomiya Agricultural Cooperative before the merger : 100 Yen Market (direct sales city) is held on the site next to the co-op. Safe and secure agricultural products left in the field and Processed products made from them : Women’s desire to provide local consumers at an affordable price. After that, the 100 yen market spread to each area in the jurisdiction. The venue was as simple as a zinc roofing at best. Even if the equipment is poor, the underlying thoughts are forever warm.With the movement of market in each region, the momentum to commercialize the activity will increase. In 1989, “Green Center Ichinomiya”, which is mainly managed by the women’s department, opened. Merged and launched new JA Himawari. In 1991, the second store, “Green Center Otowa,” opened. In 1996, the third store, “Green Center Toyokawa,” opened one after another. Women’s voluntary activities develop into business – Achieved sixth sector industrialization of Agriculture : 第1次 × 第2次 × 第3次 = 6次産業（Promotion of primary producer’s diversification into processing and distribution (sixth sector industrialization)）. An agricultural production corporation supporting recovery with the strengths of becoming a sixth sector company. We will create a virtuous cycle of fostering new seeds of growth (including the construction of compact cities and Eco-Towns; energy conservation and new energy businesses; the development of decentralized energy systems; social security services suited to regional needs; and turning agricultural, forestry, and fishery industries into value-added sextic industries, etc.) and expanding capital demand (promoting private investment through funds and encouraging the use of private finance initiatives and public-private partnerships, etc.). – Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. In 1998, JA Himawari Women’s Club received the Asahi Agricultural Award. It is also in the A-COOP and operates a total of 4 stores. It can be seen that women are very active. Shipping system – Previously, being a woman member was a precondition. “Direct production Shipper Organization Council”, Newly established, men are also allowed to ship. The ratio of members is 90% for women and 10% for men, which is overwhelmingly female. However, it is a place where elderly people who have lost their companions and young new farmers can play an active role. It is probably because men can be shipped. It seems that it is now established as a key station in the area. Now that the number of agricultural workers is decreasing, it is a good place for us to emulate. 感慨一入 ; Feeling the emotion all the more deeply. I also feel it deeply in my heart, I feel it deeply, and it seems to be much more intense than in any other case.
Cherry tomatoes cultivation has a long history, starting around 1979, ahead of other regions. The 2021 shipping organization, the JA Himawari Mini Tomato Subcommittee, has 54 members, a cultivation area of 12.4 ha, and a shipping volume of 1,323 tons. Hydroponic culture is used as a cultivation method in which fertilizer dissolved in water is delivered to the base of the plant. In recent years, it seems to be gaining attention as a way to dramatically increase yield and quality. The sunflower cherry tomatoes have a good balance of sourness and sweetness, and have a good reputation for having few defective products such as cracked fruit, and are sold under the brand “Honeylet®”. Based on the group’s philosophy of “Each member of the group strives to achieve the highest quality in order to be selected as a production area of the highest quality”, it seems that quality inspections such as sugar content and coloring are carried out on a regular basis. Based on the results of the inspection, members of the department have improved management, such as adjusting the amount of irrigation, and are producing high-quality cherry tomatoes. Producers and related parties conduct inspections every morning before shipping, such as checking whether there are any cracks or soft fruits, and JA staff also inspect the products at the shipping site to ensure the best for the market and consumers delivered in the condition of.