Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences | JIRCAS

Agency’s Basic Principles and Operation Policies (JIRCAS Vision)

Basic principles

  • Solutions to global food and environmental problems
    JIRCAS will propose optimum technologies for solving difficult global problems such as food insecurity, malnutrition and sustainable management of natural resources and the environment, by making full use of the most up-to-date scientific knowledge.
  • Center of excellence in the field of international agricultural research
    JIRCAS, as the sole national research institute in the field of international agriculture, forestry, and fisheries representing Japan, will lead international scientific dialogues and contribute to national food security as well as to the prosperity and stability of international society.

Operation policies

  • Maximization of the results of research and development
    JIRCAS will always be aware of the outcomes and the actual utilization of research and study results, and work toward maximizing the results of research and development which can make a broad impact to the societies.
  • Strengthening of domestic and international collaboration and cooperation
    JIRCAS will provide opportunities for collaboration and cooperation between domestic and foreign researchers, research institutes, administrative bodies, development agencies, farmers, and companies among others, and promote the creation of innovation in the area of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries.
  • Providing a pleasant and safe work environment
    JIRCAS will provide a safe, pleasant and rewarding work environment for all executives and employees, and continue to pursue efficient and high-quality activities.