"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
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.
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.
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.
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