Development of high value-adding technologies and utilization of local resources in developing regions
This program aims to support rural development by practicing sustainable agriculture, forestry and fisheries in harmony with the environment in the Asian region where development needs have increased as economies have grown. Toward this end, the various uses of regional resources will be identified and technologies that create high value-added products will be developed. The achievements of the program will contribute to the Japanese government’s “Global Food Value Chain Strategy” as well as increase the incomes of farmers in developing regions. To meet the objectives of the program, the following research studies will be implemented:
To ensure high quality products and stable food value chains, food processing and evaluation methods will be developed. In addition, a customer needs analysis will be performed and ways to improve the distribution system will be proposed to further increase the added value of the products.
In order to establish a highly sustainable agriculture, forestry and fisheries that integrate resource recycling, advanced biomass conversion technologies utilizing agricultural wastes and unused biomass will be developed to produce biofuels and biomaterials. Furthermore, technology management solutions, utilizing various regional resources for producing high value-added products in hilly and mountainous rural areas, will be developed. In harmony with the ecosystem, forest resource conservation will be practiced and forest productivity will be improved to provide high value-added timber products. Moreover, efficient farming technologies in aquaculture will be developed to achieve sustainable use of fisheries resources.
Efforts will be taken to actively promote and use the resources available through the international research network, thus accelerating systematization, technology transfer, and cooperation between Japan and local private companies. In addition, technology exhibits will be held, technical manuals will be published and disseminated to farmers, and information will be made accessible to facilitate technology transfer activities to people engaged in processing and to the distribution sectors in the region.
Improvement of functionality of broccoli sprouts using slightly acidic electrolyzed water
pH adjustment of oil palm sap improves lactic acid fermentation
Forecasting mass synchronized flowering in Southeast Asian tropical forest by analyzing the dynamics of flowering gene expression
Development of a rearing technique for the free-swimming zoea larvae of the freshwater shrimp Macrobrachium yui from Northern Laos
Event, Symposium, Workshop
Business Trip Reports
|H30-0263||2018-10-2018-11||Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Philippines||1.アフリカ流域管理プロ：共同研究機関等への表敬、プロジェクト検討会及びステークフォルダー会議準備、 2.気候変動対応プロ：フィリピン課題の成果検討会開催、 3.アジアバイオマスプロ：被覆肥料試験に関する連絡調整||Environment and Natural Resource Management, Value-adding Technologies|
|H30-0308||2018-11-2018-12||Madagascar, Laos||1.SATREPSマダガスカルプロ：課題3「施肥と育種素材を統合した養分利用に優れた局所管理技術の開発」における現地栽培試験に用いる農家圃場の準備と播種・移植及びポット試験（施肥処理）での鉄過剰害の検証、2.農山村資源活用：日本国内での分析に供する籾サンプルの調整・持ち込み||Stable Agricultural Production, Value-adding Technologies|
|H30-0352||2018-11-2018-12||Malaysia, Thailand||1. アジア太平洋地域森林研究機関連合APAFRI総会出席、 2. タイ王室森林局とのプロジェクト運営打合せ||Value-adding Technologies|