Yuiko Taira

NPO Jun-namaken Fukuoka, Chief Director

After studying nutrition at University and working at a securities company, Yuiko Taira married.
Her father became ill and during his illness, the concept of ‘circulation in radius 2km,’ which connects living and soil fertilizing, occurred to her. Since beginning composting activities in 1997, she has engaged in projects such as circulation farming, and composting Hakata Bay aosa seaweed and pine needles. Besides nurturing and supporting human resources, transferring know-how to the UN Habitat and Nepal, and developing small circulation farm projects, Taira develops agricultural projects for youth with problems, agricultural projects with high schools and universities, and agricultural diversification cooperation projects.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx