Journal of Arid Land Studies
Online ISSN : 2189-1761
Print ISSN : 0917-6985
ISSN-L : 0917-6985
Original Article of Special Reports: Proceeding of the 30th Symposium on Arid Land Technology
Evaluation of the Reconstruction Process from Tsunami Disasters Focused on Community Leader Behavior
- Case Study of Land Consolidation Projects in Miyagi Prefecture -
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2017 Volume 27 Issue 3 Pages 119-125


We investigated land consolidation projects of paddy fields during recovery and reconstruction processes after the Great East Japan Earthquake in Miyagi Prefecture. Transitions in decision making and consensus building for restart of farming after a Tsunami disaster were analyzed, challenges in each stage extracted, and corresponding cases compared. Through a series of investigations, we verified usage and effect of various support measures prepared by the national and local governments based on the stage and work progress of the recovery and reconstruction processes. Measures that contributed to the recovery and reconstruction were as follows; 1) preparation of basic GIS data on agricultural infrastructure, 2) maintenance and formation of regional communities, 3) presentation of plans and goals by the national and local governments, and 4) provision of funds, human resources, know-how from outside, including financial support from the national and local governments. Through this study, we determined it is necessary to maintain and activate regional communities to prepare for large disasters.

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