We participated in “Japan-South Africa CEO Business meeting with H.E. President Cyril M Ramaphosa” held as a side event of G20 in Osaka on 29th June 2019.
President Ramaphosa, the ministers of trade and industry and some ministries of the Republic of South Africa, Leading companies of South Africa and Japanese companies doing business in South Africa participated in the meeting.
President Ramaphosa noted the invitation of aggressive investment from Japan for economic developing of South Africa. Japanese companies advocated challenges and improvement plan on doing business in South Africa.
In the meeting, Mr. Takeuchi, president of Tottori Resource Recycling, Inc. also explained about our activity in Africa and advocated the necessity of government support such as subsidy system to farm for expanding the market in South Africa. President Ramaphosa mentioned the expectation of our activity to solve the issue of drought that South Africa faces.
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan accepted the proposal for a pilot project in the Republic of South Africa under the program “Support for market development to solve a problem in the food value chain in Africa and the other countries”.
We carry us the pilot project in the Republic of South Africa in 2019 by using our water saving technology with “Porous Alpha”, TRR’s multifunctional porous material made by recycling glass waste. (The details can be seen here.)
By mixing Porous Alpha into the soil, it is possible to increase water retention capacity and aeration in the soil, which leads the water saving and yield increase at the same time.
This technology has realized impacts in various countries such as Japan, Kenya, Mauritania, Senegal, Morocco, and Kenya.
(Please see here for the result of the experimentation here.)
We continue to contribute global environmental issue such as food security and water and achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) through Porous Alpha, multi-functional porous material made by recycling glass waste.
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