Rice Production with Ozuchi Village

Nimaida Noboru is the sole rice farmer and caretaker of an all-but-abandoned site in Ozuchi, Japan. He returned to the village where he was raised to tend to his family’s land. Throughout the year, Nimaida welcomes agriculture students, volunteers, and tour groups to learn about how he helps preserve the heritage of the land. In helping Nimaida develop this visitors program, the Slow Fund both supports Ozuchi and educates visitors on traditional Japanese farming. The Slow Fund has donated $5,000 per annum (2019, 2021 & 2022) to support Nimaida-San’s endeavours.

Nestled in the Noto mountains, the remote village of Ozuchi is true preservation of historic, rural Japan. The Slow Fund supports Nimaida’s efforts and rice production practices and has included a stop at Ozuchi on our Japan Walking trip.

The Initiatives

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Conserving Species & Iconic Landscapes Across Africa with African Parks

Akagera National Park, Rwanda

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Supporting Gender Equality in the Safari Industry

Botswana, Africa

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Launching a Social Enterprise in Rwanda During a Global Pandemic

Musanze, Rwanda

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Restoring Critical Saltpans in Andalucía with Salarte

Cadiz, Andalucía Spain

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Scholarship Fund with Kuska School

Ollantaytambo, Peru

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Replanting Trees in the Dolomites with WOWNature

Dolomites, Italy

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Supporting Research With Ujubee Project

South Africa

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Fostering Freedom Through Mobility with #BIKEYGEES e.V.

Berlin, Germany

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Wolverine Research in the Columbia Mountains

British Columbia

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Commissioning New Instruments for Musika Etxea

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

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Empowering Female Education with Education For All

Imlil Valley, Morocco

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Preserving the Angkor Park with World Monuments Fund


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Protecting the World’s Most Threatened Habitats with World Land Trust

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How Your Trip Makes a Difference

Did you know – every time you travel with B&R it contributes to the Slow Fund?

Each booking contributes $20 to the fund which is then matched by B&R. Every traveller booked means a total of $40 is allocated to projects around the world to directly impact the environment and communities where you travel.

Go Further

You also have the option to balance your international flights through our partnership with C-Level. For every flight balanced, B&R will donate $10 to the Wild Aligned, Forests without Frontiers project in Romania, connecting remnants of the great Carpathian forests.