Establishment of Digitization Consortium


Fostering future-oriented
human resources


We, Osaki Farm Co., Ltd. produce daikon radishes with good eating quality by paying attention to soil preparation, and have been highly evaluated by many supermarket buyers.

We have achieved profitability and scale expansion for the past 10 years by introducing technology that meets current trends and pursuing cost leadership in our management.
Our vision for the future is to develop young human resources and constantly aim for an employee salary level that is approximately 1.2 times the average salary of the average agricultural corporation in Japan.
In order to achieve “high quality,” “production improvement potential,” and “raising employee salary levels” in the management of agricultural corporations, we believe it is necessary to raise the power of “thinking organizations” rather than “individual power,” and we began this initiative in 2018.

Daikon (radish) is known as the third most consumed vegetable per household per year, after cabbage and onion.
Osaki Farm is currently delivering 120 hectares of winter/spring daikon every year to tables nationwide in the form of regionally appropriate stews, salads, and the typical winter dish “oden”.
We are the largest GLOBALG.A.P. certified radish farming corporation in western Japan, and we were also recognized as an “adopted production area in the GFP Global Production Area Development Promotion Project” in fiscal 2021. In response to the future of Japanese agriculture, where the Green Food System Strategy and Smart Food Chain are being promoted, we aim to become a production area that can cope with climate change and food loss by digitizing the entire process from production to shipping.

Consortium Details

Background of Consortium Establishment

Since 2000, agricultural production corporations in Japan have been growing and expanding their scale of operations in a top-down (centralized) manner, with management making most decisions regarding production activities.
In the future, when the millennial generation will become agricultural executives, there is a need to shift to a bottom-up (autonomous decentralized) organization where rapid changes in the external environment are grasped by data at each site and optimal decisions are made. This consortium will promote the digitalization and organizational transformation of daikon, one of the main products in Japan, by turning the two wheels of “data utilization” (mechanism) and “organizational development” (operation).

Consortium Details

  • Creation of sustainable smart agriculture and data-enabled production areas that can respond to climate change
  • Identification of problem areas from both data and organizational perspectives
  • Designing the mechanism (data) and operation (organization) of sustainable smart agriculture technology
  • Conduct DX promotion training for employees

Outcomes to be achieved by the consortium

  1. Early identification of the best time to harvest improves large-scale production planning and organizational responsiveness.
  2. Forecasting labor time trends to enable on-site work process rearrangement in response to weather fluctuations.
  3. Real-time understanding of field-specific results at the shipping plant and human resource development that can be linked to other processes
  4. Strengthen all-Japan export efforts, improve export environment and processing facilities (cut radishes, etc.)
  5. 環境負荷低減に向けた作業工程の見える化と、消費者を意識した流通・小売企業との相互連携