JIRCAS's Initiatives for the SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals: SDGs 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development JIRCAS's Initiatives

What the SDGs is?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a set of international development goals from 2016 to 2030, which was adopted by the UN Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015. The SDGs consist of 17 goals to realize a sustainable world.

JIRCAS Initiatives

Under the motto “Together for our food and planetary health”, JIRCAS conducts experimental research to improve technologies related to agriculture, forestry, and fisheries in developing regions, with the aim of reducing poverty, ensuring food security, and solving global environmental problems. Since its establishment in 1970, JIRCAS has played a central role in Japan's international contribution and collaboration in the field of agriculture, forestry and fisheries research. Research results are used to improve farmers’ incomes in developing regions, ensure a stable food supply, and address climate change, thereby contributing to the achievement of the SDGs.

 JIRCAS Research Goals and Contributions to the SDGs (FY2022)

Environment : Development of agricultural technologies for climate change, resource recycling and environmental conservation
Food : Technology development towards building a new food system with improved productivity, sustainability and resilience
Information : Strengthening function as an international hub for providing strategic information on agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and mobilizing new research partnerships