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Project Leader Tsujimoto Receives the 18th Japanese Society of Crop Science Best Paper Award

Dr. TSUJIMOTO Yasuhiro, Project Leader and Senior Researcher of the Crop, Livestock and Environment Division, received the 18th Japanese Society of Crop Science Best Paper Award for the paper titled “Challenges and opportunities for improving N use efficiency for rice production in sub-Saharan Africa”.

Publication of “Silage and Fermented TMR - Preparation Manual” for the tropical and subtropical regions with dry season

JIRCAS has published a manual for preparation of silage and fermented TMR based on the results of livestock research in the “Food Security in Africa”project in southern Mozambique.
The manual provides reference information that can help local researchers and farmers understand and utilize agricultural by-product resources as livestock feed. 

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278. Does eating yams cause twins? The secret of West African yam

Yam is one of the most important crops in West Africa and plays a very important role in the food and nutritional supply of the people in the region. In addition, as a traditional crop it is deeply rooted in the culture, and there are many interesting stories such as the belief in some regions that eating yam increases the chances for twins to be born. As part of the Online Open House, JIRCAS has released a mini-lecture video titled “Does eating yams cause twins? The secret of West African yam” for the general public to learn about some interesting facts about yam. 
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277. Joint research to make delicious and useful fermented foods

Fermented foods that make familiar foods delicious and long-lasting have been made all over the world for a long time and are indispensable to our daily lives today. At the ongoing JIRCAS Online Open House from April 12 to 18, we are introducing research results on fermented rice noodles using indica rice, which is a major crop in Southeast Asia, and fish sauce (fermented seasoning) using freshwater fish, which is also an important food in inland areas such as Laos.

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    IRENA’s Global Renewables Outlook: Energy Transformation 2050

    “Global Renewables Outlook: Energy Transformation 2050”, formerly known as “Global Energy Transformation: a roadmap to 2050”, was published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in April 2020. This comprehensive analysis outlines the investments and technologies needed to decarbonize the energy system in line with the Paris Agreement. It also explores deeper decarbonization options for the hardest sectors, aiming to eventually cut CO2 emissions to zero.

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    World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report 2020

    The Global Risk Report 2020 published by the World Economic Forum indicate that the top five global risks in terms of likelihood are all environmental including extreme weather events (floods, storms etc.), failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation, human-made environmental damage and disasters (oil spills, radioactive contamination etc.), major natural disasters (earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption, geomagnetic storms etc.), and major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse. The report also emphasized the need for integrated solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges, policymakers to balance economic growth with the protection of the earth, and the private sector to refer to scientific knowledge to avoid catastrophic losses in the future.

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JIRCAS Online Open House 2021

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