Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences | JIRCAS

What's JIRCAS

introduction

The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences(JIRCAS) was established in October 1993, through the reorganization of its predecessor, the Tropical Agriculture Research Center (TARC), in order to include overseas forestry and fisheries research in its mandate. It was again restructured in April, 2001 as an Incorporated Administrative Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF).

Main objective

  1. Undertakes comprehensive experimental research for technological advancement of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in tropical and subtropical zones of developing regions
  2. Collects, analyzes and publishes information of domestic and international researches which  are relevant to agriculture, forestry and fisheries as well as farming systems in these developing areas 
  3. Through the above, JIRCAS seeks to contribute solutions to global food and environmental problems as well as to the stable supply of agricultural, forestry and fishery products and resources

The 4th Mid-to Long-Term Plan of JIRCAS

The 4th Mid-to Long-Term Plan of JIRCAS

Research Program

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
This year marks the 50th Founding Anniversary of JIRCAS.