Prof. (Dr.) Teruo Miura
Dean, Makino School of Continuing & Non-Formal Education (MSCNE)
Recently a new word “Sextiary Sector” is created by Japanese Professor Naraomi Imamura. This is a business management style in which primary producers deal with not only primary products but also their processing and marketing. It is not a totally new practice for entrepreneurs in business world but for small-scale farmers. It has much potential for the farmers to get more stable and higher income. At the same time, farmers require more effective leadership skills and more ability to tackle with different fields.
The concept of Sextiary Sector appears to share with MSCNE concept of sustainable agriculture. Because our school has stressed on a series of production, food processing and marketing that should be done by rural residents as much as possible. We believe that it generate more income for rural residents and foster their capacity building. It is true that in the traditional society like rural India, it is quite difficult for farmers to deal with cross fields of economic activities. Traditional value-system like caste system most probably impedes to put into practice of Sextiary Sector.
It is, therefore, important for us to nurture rural residents who can deal with such important business activities. It requires a lot of labor, time, and cooperation of our friends and supporters. But I do believe that the fruits of our labor are abundant.
“A grain of wheat remains no more than a single grain unless it is dropped into the ground and dies. If it does die, then it produces many grains. Whoever loves his own life will lose it; whoever hates his own life in this world will keep it for life eternal [John 12:24-25].”
As the bible passage tells us, MSCNE is a small school but we had made a great effort to nurture good seeds and good educational environment. This year, we are happy to say to give you a progress reports in terms of nurturing rural people in the fields of agricultural extension, schools, women and development, mother and child health, and management of SCSAD. As a result, many of the activities appear to be more self-reliantly organized and self-help.
It is our pleasure that we are able to continue doing our activities. It is owing to your prayer, assistance, concerns and, supports. On behalf of MSCNE, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of you.
God bless you all.
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Annual report 2013