Japanese farmer Yuichi Ogura harvests rice with a combine on his paddy in Kazo city, Saitama prefecture. Photo: AFP Japanese farmer Yuichi Ogura harvests rice with a combine on his paddy in Kazo city, Saitama prefecture. Photo: AFP
Japanese farmer Yuichi Ogura harvests rice with a combine on his paddy in Kazo city, Saitama prefecture. Photo: AFP
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Japan turns to drones to replace its ageing farmers

  • As farming communities grow older and young people abandon agriculture, Tokyo hopes a new generation of drones will be able to spray its crops, sow its fields and pollinate its crops

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Japanese farmer Yuichi Ogura harvests rice with a combine on his paddy in Kazo city, Saitama prefecture. Photo: AFP Japanese farmer Yuichi Ogura harvests rice with a combine on his paddy in Kazo city, Saitama prefecture. Photo: AFP
Japanese farmer Yuichi Ogura harvests rice with a combine on his paddy in Kazo city, Saitama prefecture. Photo: AFP
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