International Nature Farming Research Center (INFRC)
INFRC believes that Nature Farming is a method of producing food for the
future which can satisfy the five requirements given below. This is based
on the basic principles of Nature Farming, which are "Respect Nature
and Conform to Its Laws" and "Allow the Living Soil to Exhibit
Its Great Potential Abilities." In addition, the technology of Effective
Microorganisms (EM) currently promoted as a vital component technology
in Nature Farming was introduced in the late 1980s.
The five basic principles of Nature Farming are as follows:
To establish this farming method, INFRC is conducting research and developing
various technologies as well as spreading the developed technologies worldwide.
- To produce foods which
can sustain and promote human health.
- To be beneficial
economically and mentally to both the producers and consumers.
- To be practicable by
anyone, with durability.
- To be responsible for an
environmental integrity, paying respect to nature.
- To be responsible for
the production and supply of provisions in such a manner to meet the growth of
We use the term “Kyusei Nature Farming” abroad, where the word Kyusei means "saving the world" in
order to distinguish it from other natural farming systems.