On 10-12 October 2018, FAO and APEC held an international workshop on “Rice Landscapes and Climate Change” supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan at the ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai, Bangkok, Thailand.
On November 6, 2018, the commendation ceremony of the 2018 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers was held at the U Thant International Conference Hall, United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo, Japan.
On 26 October 2018, JIRCAS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing collaborative research with the French Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences - Paris (iEES Paris).
The 3rd International BNI Meeting, organized by JIRCAS, was held on October 25 (Thu) and 26 (Fri), 2018 at Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal). This conference was the third biennial meeting held by the International Consortium on BNI (Biological Nitrification Inhibition) research, where several CGIAR institutes collaborate and participate in developing BNI research with JIRCAS.
Dr. Kaoru Kitajima, a member of Board of Trustees, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Dr. Christopher Martiu, Team Leader - Climate Change, Energy & Low-Carbon, CIFOR、Mr. John Colmey, Communication, Outreach, Engagement、CIFOR, and Dr. Daisuke Naito, Scientist, CIFOR, visited JIRCAS on September 28, 2018
JIRCAS and ICAR concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), dated 9th February 2018, for comprehensive research collaboration. JIRCAS has accordingly commenced the collaboration on soil salinity mitigation and crop improvement for salinity tolerance with CSSRI and IARI, which are both under ICAR, respectively.
Dr. Marco Wopereis, director general of the World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg), visited JIRCAS on January 31, 2018 during his official trip to Japan.
On 19 January 2018, JIRCAS in cooperation with the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held an international workshop on “Sustainable Rural Bioenergy Solutions in Africa” at the ICRAF International Conference Center in Nairobi, Kenya.
JIRCAS seminar titled “Shallow sub-surface drainage for mitigating salinization” held in the Republic of Uzbekistan
On November 29, 2017, a seminar on mitigating salinization was held by JIRCAS in Gulistan City, Syrdarya Region, Republic of Uzbekistan. The project has resulted in the publication of the technical manual titled “Shallow sub-surface drainage for mitigating salinization”. https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/publication/manual_guideline/mitigating_sali...
On 20 December 2017, officials from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) conducted a special seminar at the JIRCAS International Conference Room, and exchanged views with JIRCAS executives and researchers regarding the implementation and related scientific activities of a joint research project being planned by JIRCAS and ICAR.
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