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This thought notes talks about measures required to kick-start the agriculture in the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Fukushima related radiation release affected areas with special emphasis on radiation safety while considering the other forms of damages such as salinity and physical damage to the agriculture infrastructure. The strategy is in essence to restore public and industry trust on the agriculture and food industry through instituting various measures that include developing close ties between civil and nuclear authorities, integrating nuclear safety information into the civil disaster risk reduction strategies, and making sure that the existing food and agriculture certification systems to consider radiation safety.
Suggested citation: Prabhakar S.V.R.K. 2011. Fitting the Radiation Safety Piece into the Jigsaw Puzzle : Restoring Agriculture and Food Sector Aftermath the Great Tohoku and Fukushima Disasters. Presented to the Disaster Management Project Team, 25 August 2011, Hayama, Japan