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The Akisai Food and Agriculture Cloud establishes Aeon Agri Create being a successful ICT farming enterprise

"In cooperation with Fujitsu, we are continuously improving the system which will be used by a wide range of farmers."

Yasuaki Fukunaga President, Aeon Agri Create Co., Ltd

Transforming farming by exploiting ICT.

Customer

Established in July 2009, Aeon Agri Create is a farming subsidiary of the Aeon Group, which includes one of Japan’s leading supermarket chains. The philosophy of Aeon Agri Create is ‘to develop farming and add value to customers’ through efficient farming methods and the development of new value chains for agricultural production. The workforce of Aeon Agri Create was initially made up of people whose professional background was in other types of work within the Aeon Group. It was effectively a farming organization created from scratch.

Challenge

Japan’s agricultural sector is hampered by social change - arable land is being abandoned because of a lack of people willing to take over farms. Meanwhile Japan’s farmers are growing older.

Solution

Aeon’s farms use Fujitsu Akisai cloud computing service as the basis for daily farm operation and monitoring. Workers use tablets, smartphones or other mobile devices to gather data on farming operations, checking pesticide or fertilizer use while also keeping track of operational costs.

Benefit

  • Workers can record if crops have suffered from blight or insects, adding to the knowledge base
  • GPS function enables the gathered data to be linked with the specific farm and the area within the farm
  • Helping to re-energize Japan’s agricultural sector as more people are encouraged to take up farming and more efficient farm management methods are developed

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