Creating a model for agriculture and social welfare fields

New Trust is a company located in Katagami, Japan and is in the business of selling hydroponic vegetables. The company was established in 2008 and has created a new initiative in providing year-round employment opportunity for local disadvantaged workers. The work includes cultivating lettuce and other vegetables in greenhouses. The aim is to establish a new business model for an industry which combines agriculture and social welfare fields.

"Agricultural and social welfare organizations that use compact biomass generators are rare in Japan. By stabilizing our operations through electricity sales and year-round cultivation, we are able to provide agricultural jobs to both elderly and persons with disabilities who seek to work. We hope that, once we get our operations on track, this will help promulgate such systems across the nation."

Nakamuta, CEO, New Trust