Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2013 Announcement of Awardees and 7th CommJapan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2013 Announcement of Awardees and 7th Commendation Ceremonyendation Ceremony

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has officially announced this year"s winners of the Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2013.

The commendation ceremony will be held on November 20, 2013 (Wednesday) at the U Thant International Conference Hall, United Nations University, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

The awarding ceremony will be open for public viewing and picture taking will be allowed.

Awardees and Commendation Ceremony, Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers
Organized by

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council, MAFF

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences

Date
2013-11-20(Wed)
Place

United Nations University, U Thant International Conference Hall
Location: Jingumae 5-53-70 , Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan

For easy access, please visit the following website [http://unu.edu/about/contact-us#location]

Program
I. Overview

1. The purpose of this award is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing countries.

a. The candidates are young researchers who have shown outstanding performance in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, or related industries from a developing country.

b. Every year, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC) selects three young researchers who show outstanding research achievements that will lead to future technological innovation as awardees.

2. This year the award will be bestowed for the 7th time since its commencement in 2007.

II. Award Winners

Name: Lee Hong Tnah (31)

Nationality: Malaysia

Institute"Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)

Recommending Institute"Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)

Research Achievement"Timber tracking system of an important Malaysian timber Species, Neobalanocarpus heimii (Dipterocarpaceae) using DNA approach.

 

Name: Nouhoun Belko (35)

Nationality: Burkina Faso

Institute: Senegalese Agricultural Research Institute (ISRA)

Recommending Institute"Senegalese Agricultural Research Institute (ISRA)

Research Achievement" High throughput phenotyping and selection for drought tolerance in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. (Walp.))

 

Name: Panuwan Chantawannakul (38)

Nationality: Thailand

Institute: Chiang Mai University

Recommending Institute: Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization

Research Achievement"Honey bee pathology and development of beekeeping in Asia.

III. Program

Date: November 20, 2013 (Wednesday)

Registration (10:00- )

Awarding Ceremony (10:30-11:15)

Remarks by Dr. Eitaro Miwa
Chairman of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC), MAFF

Congratulatory Remarks by Dr. Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University

Congratulatory Remarks by Dr. Yuko Harayama
Executive Member, Council for Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Office, Japan

Congratulatory Remarks by Mr. Fumito Mizuma
Senior Special Adviser, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Selection Process Report by Dr. Keiji Kainuma
Chairman of the Selection Committee

Presentation of Prizes
Dr. Eitaro Miwa, Chairman of the AFFRC
Dr. Masa Iwanaga, President, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences

Commemorative Picture-Taking

Lectures by Awardees (11:15-12:00)

Lee Hong Tnah (Forest Research Institute Malaysia)

Timber tracking system of an important Malaysian timber species, Neobalanocarpus heimii (Dipterocarpaceae) using DNA approach

Nouhoun Belko (Senegalese Agricultural Research Institute)

High throughput phenotyping and selection for drought tolerance in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. (Walp.)).

Panuwan Chantawannakul (Chiang Mai University)

Honey bee pathology and development of beekeeping in Asia

Reception (12:00-13:30)

Registration period

Participant registration has already been closed but non-registered participation is also possible.

Report

The 2013 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers