An inauguration ceremony to mark the opening of the research facilities developed by the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) Madagascar Project was held in Antanarivo, Madagascar on May 10, 2019.
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Japan, Mr. Rachad Bouhlal, paid a courtesy visit to JIRCAS President, Dr. Masa Iwanaga, on May 13, 2019. Pres. Iwanaga introduced JIRCAS’ research programs and projects and exchanged opinions with Ambassador Bouhlal on the areas of potential research collaboration.
International organization Summary of the IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem ServicesThe Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES）has published a summary of the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for policy makers. The report includes a comprehensive analysis of the impact of economic development over the past 50 years on natural resources and ecosystems and possible scenarios in the coming decades, based on nearly 15,000 references including scientific papers and government information prepared by experts from 50 countries.
The World Outlook Conference for this year was held in Ireland at the Agriculture and Food Development Authority (Teagasc) in suburban Dublin from 8 to 9 June 2017. Dr. Jun Furuya, a senior researcher of the Social Sciences Division, attended the conference on behalf of JIRCAS.