▶JPFA to Run Webinar on March 23, 2022 (Free of Charge)
The JPFA will hold a free webinar in English jointly with RAI Amsterdam GreenTech of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo from 16:00 on Wednesday, March 23 (JST).
The webinar will certainly attract your interest as it features a keynote speech by Denise Lutz, agricultural counselor, at the embassy and an interview with the business development director of Certhon, which has teamed up with Japan's Denso.
A researcher at Wageningen University & Research will speak on the current status and future challenges in plant factories in Europe, which will also be a precious time.
The webinar's video recording will be available later. We look forward to having you with us.
Denise Lutz (Agricultural Counsellor, Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo)
Mariska Dreschler (Director Horticulture, RAI Amsterdam)
Edwin Vanlaerhoven (Business Development Director, Certhon)
Luuk Graamans (Researcher, Wageningen University & Research)
Eri Hayashi（Vice President, JPFA）
Check details and apply from here.
We are looking forward to having you on the webinar.
The Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) is working on a project of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and supporting
the companies below.
The nonprofit organization, founded in 2010, is devoted to advancing the plant factory industry and controlled-environment agriculture
in and outside Japan through academia-industry collaborations.
Its mission is to develop and disseminate sustainable plant factory systems in a bid to address issues concerning food, the environment,
energy and natural resources.
The JPFA oversees plant factories on the Chiba University Kashiwanoha campus in Kashiwa, northeast of Tokyo. Also, it does about 20
R&D projects and runs workshops and training courses.
Shinnippou Ltd., established in 1972 and based in Fujieda, Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, is
a diversified company operating not only plant factories but also pachinko halls, hotels and solar
The company's 808 FACTORY in Yaizu in the same prefecture is well-known in the plant factory
industry for its large-scale, stable production of high-quality vegetables, data-driven operations
and stringent hygiene control.
The 808 FACTORY comprising two plant factories with artificial lighting (PFALs) has a daily total
production capacity of 20,000 heads of lettuce. Both PFALs are highly productive and operate
sustainably. It has solar power plants on the premises.
For more information, click here.
Kidaya Shoten Co., Ltd., based in Obama, Fukui Prefecture, central Japan, operates plant factories
for high-quality lettuce sold under the greenLand brand.
Kidaya originates from a rice wholesaler founded in 1781 in Edo, currently Tokyo. Based now in
Urayasu, east of Tokyo, Kidaya also carries out supermarket and prepared food businesses.
The company, which entered the plant factory business in 2013, employs its original VERTIFARM
production system that integrates cultivation and management. Its three lettuce plant factories
boast a total daily production capacity of 3,000 kilograms.