The Miyawaki Model of afforestation, developed by Prof. (Dr) Akira Miyawaki, former Emeritus Prof. of Yokohoma National University, Japan, is one of the most popular, time-and space- saving templates in the field.
Prof. Akira Miyawaki promotes environmental movements for restoration of forests around the world.
The term “crowd foresting” is a word coined by us to denote afforestation with public support. We can create forests in our courtyards or in public places. We can also join hands with like-minded people across the globe to create forests in our life time. Thereby forests can be created within 3-5 years.
The afforestation model developed by Prof. (Dr) Akira Miyawaki has proved to be the most effective solution for creating a forest similar to a natural one. With this method, we can create a forest within 3-5 years. On an average, we get 3 metre growth per year for a plant.
Prof. (Dr) Akira Miyawaki was born in the Okayama Prefecture of Japan on 29 January 1928. He was an emeritus Professor of the Yokohama National University...
We coined the term "crowd foresting" by clubbing 'crowd funding' and 'afforestation'. It may not be possible for individuals to create forests on their own because of space, time and resource constraints. But Prof. Miyawaki’s revolutionary concept in afforestation makes it possible for ordinary people to create natural forests.