Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences | JIRCAS

JIRCAS Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2020

国際農研創立50周年記念ロゴマーク
The year 2020 marks the 50th year since the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) was first established as the Tropical Agriculture Research Center (TARC) on June 10, 1970. 

 

As part of the celebration of this milestone, a commemorative logo has been created to be used throughout year. The logo is designed to symbolize a better future for our planet earth. The 2-colored circles represent the earth at sunrise symbolizing hope for the future of JIRCAS. In addition, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) color wheel icon is used as the number zero to show our commitment to contribute in achieving the United Nations’ SDGs.

This page will be updated as events unfold.

Overview

The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) was established in 1970 as the Tropical Agriculture Research Center under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year (2020).

In the last 5 decades, JIRCAS has been conducting international joint research in the developing regions through interdisciplinary cooperation in the fields of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and has contributeddirectly in solving the problems of partner countries and regions.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its foundation, JIRCAS will organize an international symposium to provide a forum for discussion of global issues that are expected to become more important in the future, priority areas for research and technology development, and the ideal way of pursuing research collaborations that will maximize results. A commemorative magazine that highlights our research achievements will also be issued this year.

Upcoming events

JIRCAS 50th Anniversary Commemorative Symposium (JIRCAS International Symposium)

  • November 2020 (tentative)

JIRCAS 50th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine

  • To be published after November 2020

JIRCAS History

1970
TARC was established with Headquarters in Kita-ku, Tokyo.
1975
Okinawa Subtropical Station (predecessor of Tropical Agriculture Research Front) was relocated to current location in Ishigaki City, Okinawa Prefecture.
1977
TARC Headquarters was transferred to Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture.
1993
TARC was reorganized as JIRCAS under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
2001
JIRCAS was restructured as an Incorporated Administrative Agency (IAA).
2015
JIRCAS was restructured as a National Research and Development Agency.
2020
JIRCAS 50th Founding Anniversary

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