- The GI tag was removed to give cultivation freedom to producers of Nishio Matcha tea
- Farmers in Aichi and Anjo can eliminate expensive cultivation methods now
The geographical indication tag is provided to give protection to local farmers. The tag has however created a sticky situation for the farmers. They are being forced to stick to expensive traditional cultivation....
Tags : Japan, agriculture, matcha tea, GI tag, geographical indication, hatcho miso paste,