Aiding farmers in Japan: Initially the search was for individual farms to aid and help get back on their feet to help them begin feeding their community.
The majority of farms are small in size and depend largely upon family members to work the land. Because of the small size of the farms, the vast majority of them belong to government cooperatives to get better prices on the inputs that they require and to market their produce. Because of this, a strong bond is created among the members, many instances one farmer helping another to tend the farm.
This leads to the difficulty of finding an individual farmer to accept a donation for their farm only. They would be embarrassed to be singled out for aid. No matter how much or how little, they would want to share with other farmers in their coop.
Now the search has narrowed itself down to seeking out a small group of farmers and below is their info.