Department of Agriculture and Food Technology
Features of the Department
Using the environment provided by Kameoka to deliver practical, locally based approaches for a new agriculture.
Faculty of Bioenvironmental Science, Department of Agriculture and Food Technology, Professor Yasuyo Fujii
Kameoka has always been known as “Kyoto’s pantry” due to its abundance of arable land that has served as a center of Kyoto’s famous vegetables. The city has also shown to be pro-active in adopting new approaches to agriculture, such as launching a new environmentally-friendly vegetable brand or developing a large solar-powered farm. In my research lab, I am also working on developing soil improvement additives together with studies for use with local vegetable brands. This close cooperation and collaboration with local farmers is just one of the unique points of our program. Due to this practical approach, a lot of our graduates are in high-demand in the field, such as with makers of foodstuffs and in agriculture.