chapter  15
Disaster recovery and agricultural development in Shimabara, Japan
ByERIKO MIYAMA, SHUNSUKE MANAGI
Pages 22

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.