TEDxYouth@Kyoto 2013 Speaker: TOMOBE Haruka







Kyoto University, Faculty of Agriculture,  3rd year student

Tomobe was born in Ibaraki Prefecture. The satisfaction he gets from seeing people enjoying the vegetables he cultivates motivates Tomobe to grow crops at his farm in Maibara City, Shiga Prefecture. As a member of the Crop Science Society of Japan, he is conducting research on the DNA of daizu (dried soybeans) and founded the Agricultural Platform iSA, searching for a means to create sustainable agriculture. He hopes that iSA will become a platform for the integration of agricultural knowledge from a biological, engineering and economic point of view. Combining the perspectives of a farmer with those of an academic, Tomobe will provide us with a new perspective of agriculture.