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International Nature Farming
Research Center in Atami, Japan
“The important action in Nature Farming is to revere the soil, love it and keep it pure.
The soils will then respond to human care and do its work willingly to produce
(Mokichi Okada 1882 – 1955)
(Adapted from Nature Farming/Gardening Precepts)
THE INTERNATIONAL NATURE FARMING RESEARCH CENTER, ATAMI, JAPAN
The International Nature Farming Research Center, located at Atami, Japan, was established in 1985 with the
objectives of enhancing economic stability of farmers and producing nutritious and good quality food for humankind.
Thus, the INFRC undertakes research and extension programs on Nature Farming based on the principles of Nature
Farming advocated by Mokichi Okada, who stated the importance of respecting nature and conforming to its laws.
The importance of allowing soils to exhibit their inherent potential is also a key to the principles of Nature Farming
and is thus promoted by the INFRC.
Today, the INFRC supports over 1900 Nature Farming units in Japan – both in crops and livestock operations. It also
has a research farm in Nagano where scientists are diligently working towards the validation of Nature Farming. The
INFRC also promotes the use of EM technology to stimulate the soil biota and enhance productivity.
The international activities of INFRC range of being associated with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture
Movements (IFOAM), supporting the Asia Pacific Natural Agriculture Network (APNAN) and also research and
development in many nations such as China, Laos a