International Conferences on Kyusei Nature Farming

The International Conference on Kyusei Nature Farming was held seven times in 7 continents/regions.  The objectives of the conferences were to introduce, promote and spread the concept of Kyusei Nature Farming (presently Nature Farming) and the technology of Effective Microorganisms (EM) in the world.

The first conference was held in Thailand in 1989, and the last one in New Zealand in 2002.  Since then, we have been conducting extension activities of Nature Farming and EM technology with our cooperative organizations in various countries.  Nature Farming is now known to many people around the world.  Information on Nature Farming is distributed to more than 50 countries in the world through the APNAN office in Bangkok, Thailand.

The proceedings of these conferences can be viewed below.


1st Conference

October 1989, Khon Kaen, Thailand

201 participants from 13 countries

SESSION I. Opening Ceremony

Background Report
T. Santawisuk

Opening Address
C. Kanchanakool

Welcome Address
N. Thongsopit

SESSION II. Keynote Speech

T. Higa

SESSION III. Regional Experiences I

Adapting Nature Farming to Large-Scale Vegetable Production
H. Meyer

Kyusei Nature Farming in Japan
Y. Arakawa

Prospects of Nature Farming for Rice Production in Indonesia
M.S. Wigenasantana and T. Waluyo

Nature Farming in Myanmar
C.C. Myint

Nature Farming in India: Constraints and Prospects
H.S. Singh

Agroecological and Socioeconomic Environment of Northeast Thailand
S. Suetrong and C. Pairintra

Nature Farming and Vegetable Production in Bangladesh
A.R. Chowdhury

SESSION IV. Regional Experiences II

Organic Farming in Sri Lanka
U.R. Sangakkara and S. Katupitiya

Utilization of Organic Wastes and Natural Systems in Malaysian Agriculture
A.H. Sharifuddin and A.R. Zaharar

SESSION V. Experiments on Effective Microorganisms (EM)

The Concept and Theories of Effective Microorganisms
T. Higa and G.N. Wididana

SESSION VI. Conclusions and Recommendations of Working Groups

State of the Art of Kyusei Nature Farming
H. Myer and T.C. Mendoza


Asia-Pacific Natural Agriculture Network

2nd Conference

October 1991, Sao Paulo, Brazil

83 participants from 17 countries