Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2014
Egao Tsunagete
This description of Hisashi Sonehara's work was prepared when Hisashi Sonehara was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2014.
Hisashi rejuvenates deserted agricultural communities and the rural economy by spurring urban residents to visit the countryside, practice farming, and engage with the local people. His program offers an agricultural experience that meets the needs of city dwellers that yearn for rural living, and the corporations that look for human resource development for employees.
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