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MOU on Research Collaboration Concluded between JIRCAS and NARC


The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for promoting joint research collaboration between JIRCAS and the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) was concluded in a signing ceremony held on November 13, 2019 at the Alfa House in Kathmandu, Nepal.


Handover Ceremony of Fertilizer Production Demonstration Plant in Burkina Faso


In commemoration of the establishment of a demonstration plant for fertilizer production using phosphate rock, a handover ceremony was held at the Institute of Environment and Agriculture Research (INERA) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on October 24, 2019.

Delegation from Vietnam’s Agricultural Genetics Institute Visits JIRCAS


A delegation from the Agricultural Genetics Institute (AGI) of Vietnam including the Director General, Dr. Pham Xuan Hoi, visited JIRCAS on November 1, 2019 to acquire information on current trends in biotechnology, particularly genome editing and marker selection for rice breeding, and to explore the possibility of research collaboration in the future.

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  • International organization Chief of World Agroforestry’s Programme Development presents seminar in Tokyo

    Ms Cathy Watson, Chief of Programme Development at the World Agroforestry (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya gave a presentation entitled “Agroforestry as a nature-based solution”, at a seminar held in Tokyo on November 11, 2019, providing updates on agroforestry, forestry research for development (R4D), drivers, and game-changers with specific examples from developing countries.
  • Meeting Meeting in Thailand to assess the research needs in controlling fall armyworm

    A meeting to assess the research needs in establishing a comprehensive management system for the fall armyworm was co-organized by JIRCAS with Thailand’s Department of Agriculture (DOA), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives from 17th to 18th October 2019.

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