Masanobu Fukuoka
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Masanobu Fukuoka

Farmer and Philosopher, Japan

Masanobu Fukuoka

Masanobu Fukuoka was a Japanese farmer and philosopher, known for his natural farming and re-vegetation of desertified lands. He was a proponent of no-till, no-herbicide grain cultivation farming methods. His book 'The One-Straw Revolution' has been translated into over 20 languages.

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Masanobu Fukuoka (1913 – 2008) was a Japanese farmer and philosopher celebrated for his natural farming and re-vegetation of desertified lands. He was a proponent of no-till, no-herbicide grain cultivation farming methods traditional to many indigenous cultures, from which he created a particular method of farming, commonly referred to as ‘Natural Farming’ or ‘Do-nothing Farming’. His book ‘The One-Straw Revolution’ was published in 1975 and has been translated into over 20 languages.

Life on a small farm might seem primitive, but by living such a life we become able to discover the Great Path. I believe that one who deeply respects his neighborhood and everyday world in which he lives will be shown the greatest of all worlds.

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