Masahito Miyagawa | Law of success and to live for other people
Mr. Miyagawa was born as the third generation of flower cultivating farmer. He dreamed of success and immersed himself in his work in order to expand the business.
However, he pushed himself so hard and fell ill from overwork when he was 34. He hovered between life and death, when he was in doubt about the way of living that he pursued only money.
More and more people quit farming in his immediate circle because of damage due to wild boars and he began to think of ways to protect fields.
Then, he formed “Kumamoto ☆ Farmer Hunter” with 130 young farmers.
As the damage decreased little by little, he was thanked by people around him and his business began to go well.
Through this activity, he noticed that “he had more to gain if he lived for other people”.
He calls this “justice before profit”.
Masahito Miagawa was born in 1978 in Tobase Island, Kumamoto prefecture as the third generation of flower farmers.
After graduating from Tokyo University of Agriculture, he had a training in flowers and started working for Miyagawa Western Orchard ltd. to do flower-related business.
When he got married, he started western orchard web shop and won annual MVP of Rakuten Market.
In 2016, his grand mother was thinking of giving up farming because of damages by wild boar and said, “I think I quit farming ” , which roused himself to action.
He decided to “protect his own local area and field “ and formed “Kumamoto Farmers Hunter“ with 100 young farmers.
Making full use of his own trap and loT device, he does battle with several hundreds of wild boars annually.
・the 9th Enterprises we want to value most in Japan prize
Jury’s Special Award
・Biodiversity Action Award
Mimister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery Prize 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