Posted on October 3, 2008 by CinderellaThe Prince of Ratrian Pakistani prince Rafeh Malik is trying to implement the United Nations' eight Millennium Development Goals in the village he inherited on his 18th birthday.
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Saw your special on BBC. You should visit Kumamoto, Japan where they faced the same problem as Ratrian 300 years ago. But they used innovative tools and ancient engineering methods which turned an impoverished region to a wealthy land with rich and healthy crops, all without the need for bulldozers and money.
They managed to divert rivers, keep waters clean, found new cropping skills, all before Japan even opened up to the West. Visit the Kumamoto Castle and historical museums there to find out how feudal Japan was able to keep a stable economy and agricultural society without any need of help from the west. You may find some brilliant ideas and methods that the ancient Japanese did that can be of help to your region.