Africa

Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.3 million km² (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers six per cent of Earth's total surface area and 20.4 per cent of its total land area. With 1.1 billion people as of 2013, it accounts for about 15% of the world's human population. 

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Report on TICAD 8 Side-Event “Managing African Soil for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability”

An official side event of the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 8) entitled “Managing African Soil for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability” was organized by JIRCAS on August 30, 2022, with the support of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Project Leader Tsujimoto Receives the 18th Japanese Society of Crop Science Best Paper Award

Dr. TSUJIMOTO Yasuhiro, Project Leader and Senior Researcher of the Crop, Livestock and Environment Division, received the 18th Japanese Society of Crop Science Best Paper Award for the paper titled “Challenges and opportunities for improving N use efficiency for rice production in sub-Saharan Africa”.

Information Analysis

  • Pick Up

    615. Special Issue of Field Crops Research on Sustainable Rice Production in Africa

    To commemorate the 50th anniversary the Africa Rice Center (formerly WARDA) which is one of the CGIAR centers, Field Crops Research (Elsevier), an internationally renowned research journal has published a special issue on "Sustainable productivity enhancement of rice-based farming systems in Africa". Nineteen papers in the special issue were written by researchers at the forefront of research on rice agronomy in Africa, and JIRCAS researchers contributed to two of the papers.
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    591. JIRCAS Affiliated Researcher SAITO Kazuki Receives 7th Niigata International Food Award 21st Century Hope Prize

    On July 28, the winners of the 7th Niigata International Food Award, which is given to individuals who have devoted themselves to solving problems in the fields of food and agriculture, were announced. Among the five awardees this year, Dr. SAITO Kazuki, an affiliated researcher at JIRCAS, received the 21st Century Hope Prize.
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    583. TICAD8 Side-Event Poster: “Healthy Soils for Food Security in Africa - Potential of Regenerative Agriculture”

    As recently announced in Pick Up, the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) and JIRCAS will co-host a TICAD 8 side-event “Healthy Soils for Food Security in Africa - Potential of Regenerative Agriculture” online via Zoom on August 5 (Fri), 2022. The poster of the event is now available. Please take a look.
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    580. Online Event: Healthy Soils for Food Security in Africa ― Potential of Regenerative Agriculture

    For too long, African agriculture has suffered from chronically low soil fertility and nutrient deprivation, resulting in low agricultural productivity and a food security crisis. Now, more than ever, the need for "healthy soils for healthy crops" is critical to Africa's agricultural development, and on Friday, August 5, the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) and JIRCAS will co-host an online TICAD 8 side-event "Healthy Soils for Food Security in Africa - Potential of Regenerative Agriculture”. We look forward to your participation.
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    25. New Coronavirus Pandemic ― Food Security Crisis in East Africa: Urbanization and Structural Transformation of Agriculture

    According to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), the East African region is currently facing the triple threat of COVID-19, floods and locusts. Although East Africa is home to only about 3% of the world's population, the region also hosts 22 percent of the world’s total number of acutely food-insecure people. It is expected that the socio-economic fallout from the pandemic will be far more devastating than the disease itself due the unemployment of people in the urban areas.

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広報JIRCAS (7)

国立研究開発法人国際農林水産業研究センター, 広報JIRCAS. 7 ( )

jircas7-_-.pdf4.33 MB

JIRCASニュース(87)

国立研究開発法人国際農林水産業研究センター, JIRCAS News. 87 ( )

jircas_news-87_-.pdf2.98 MB

JIRCAS Newsletter(87)

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, JIRCAS Newsletter. 87 ( )

jircas_newsletter-87_-.pdf2.38 MB

Manual for Improving Rice Production in Africa - Development of Low Cost Irrigation Facility applicable to Africa -

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Manual and Guideline. Manual_for_Improving_Rice_Production_in_Africa ( )

Manual_for_Improving_Rice_Production_in_Africa2.1 MB

熱帯農業地域における重要研究問題とその背景 : 平成2年度国際研究企画検討会資料

大野芳和, 石原修二, 牛腸英夫, 大角泰夫, 濱村邦夫, 尾和尚人, 宮重俊一, 加藤清昭, 熱研資料. 86 ( )

nekken_shiryo86-_-.pdf29.14 MB

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