Community-based SMEs

Saga Prefecture
Case Study #2

Aiming for sustainable agricultural management together with local community

Imari Green Farm Corporation

Imari Green Farm Corporation, located in western Saga Prefecture in Imari city, is committed to “Earth-making, human-making, and dream-making”, and is pursuing innovative initiatives aimed at agricultural management that can be continued together with the region with various attempts that do not adhere to the common sense of farmers. Kiyohiro Maeda, president and CEO, told us that he had “no intention of inheriting the business of agriculture,” and asked him about the history of the business succession and his thoughts on the local community.

Recognition from Hearing

Points and the necessary support for initiatives that lead to the improvement of sustainability of SMEs with close ties to the community

• Maeda’s ten-year experience at a credit bank has contributed to the company’s business operations and relationships with local communities, including current financial institutions. Hearing with other companies that the experience of the industry other than the company has proven to be effective in subsequent management.

• Because agriculture tends to become inward-looking, the company is actively engaged in information gathering and networking. It is also important to share information obtained from outside the company within the company, and it is also important for smooth business succession to the next generation.

Linkage with the SDGs

As a business organization engaged in agriculture, Imari Green Farm Corporation is committed to contributing to the achievement of goals 5, 8, 12, and 17 of the SDGs, including consideration and efforts for the employment of employees, the sixth industrial phase, and measures for safety and security in the production of products.

Hearing (Date: July 9, 2019: Hearing cooperation: Green prop Co.,Ltd.)

Corporate Information

Company name: Imari Green Farm Corporation
Date of establishment: 1991 (founded in 1963)
President and CEO: Kiyohiro Maeda
Head Office: 926-2 Yatani, Nirichohachiyagarami, Imari-shi, Saga Prefecture
Office, Factory: 562 Ozatootsu Nirichoozatotsu, Imari-shi, Saga Prefecture
Capital: 19.5 million yen
Business Activities:
– Processing and sales of agricultural, livestock and marine products
– Purchase, processing, export, import, and sale of food and beverages, fruit juices, and seasonings
– Businesses related to the provision of food and drink utilizing agricultural, livestock and fishery products
– Information provision services via the Internet
– Any and all businesses incidental to the preceding items
Number of employees: 24