Have you ever grown vegetables, or raised cows, pigs, and other livestock? Currently, agriculture is facing two major problems that have a huge impact on our daily diets. Especially for those of us whose make a living in agricultural and dairy farming, these issues weigh heavily on our minds. The two major problems we face are abandoned farmland and the decrease in farmers in Japan. These two issues are both closely related to our food supply. The "ITADAKI-MASU Coin Project" tackles these two issues by borrowing power to tackle issues that cannot be solved alone.
In September 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit was held in New York. Through the participation of more than 150 different member countries, the agenda "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" was adopted. This agenda is a plan of action for the people, our planet, and prosperity, also seeking to strengthen universal peace. These are the "Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" which consist of 17 goals and 169 targets. The "ITADAKI-MASU Coin Project" aims to tackle the issues of abandoned farmland and the decrease in farmers. By clearing these two major issues, this project will realize the SDG’s #2 & #8, and in turn will make it possible to clear SDG's #1, #7, #9, #12, #15, #16, and #17. This project also plans to strengthen the usage of the token economy as well as project management. The "ITADAKI-MASU Coin Project" will address major agricultural issues from around the world and aim to establish a new global agricultural economic zone using "ITADAKI-MASU Coins"(ITM). This new agricultural economic zone will be called the "Farmers’ Ecosystem".