The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Japan, Mr. Rachad Bouhlal, paid a courtesy visit to JIRCAS President, Dr. Masa Iwanaga, on May 13, 2019. Pres. Iwanaga introduced JIRCAS’ research programs and projects and exchanged opinions with Ambassador Bouhlal on the areas of potential research collaboration.
The G20 Agriculture Ministers' Meeting was convened on May 11-12, 2019 in Niigata, Japan as one of the ministerial meetings alongside the G20 Osaka Summit (June 28-29). As Chairman of the G20 Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists (G20 MACS), JIRCAS President Dr. Masa Iwanaga participated in this meeting and reported the key outcomes of the G20 MACS held in Tokyo (April 25-26).
The World Outlook Conference for this year was held in Ireland at the Agriculture and Food Development Authority (Teagasc) in suburban Dublin from 8 to 9 June 2017. Dr. Jun Furuya, a senior researcher of the Social Sciences Division, attended the conference on behalf of JIRCAS.