chapter  15
Disaster recovery and agricultural development in Shimabara, Japan
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In the context of national wealth, nature is considered capital, but it can also pose a severe threat through the risk of natural disasters. Agriculture is one of the sectors most heavily impacted by a natural disaster. This chapter presents an example of agricultural recovery from a massive natural disaster, a volcanic eruption that occurred 25 years ago, focusing on how public investment and subsidies were utilized by farmers.