Announcement : Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2015; Announcement of 9thCommendation Ceremony

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Indonesia Laos Egypt

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. 1. 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. 2. 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. This year the award will be bestowed for the 9th time since its commencement in 2007.

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Place
U Thant International Conference Hall United Nations University Jingumae 5-53-70 Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. For easy access, please visit the following website. http://jp.unu.edu/about/contact-us#location
Program

Early registration was closed at October 23, 2015.
Registrations are being accepted at the venue on the day.

The commendation ceremony will be held on October 27, 2015 (Tuesday) 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.

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 9th time since its commencement in 2007.

II. 2015 Awardees

Ani WIDIASTUTI

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 38
  • Nationality: Republic of Indonesia
  • Institute: Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Recommending Institute: Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Research Achievement:
  • Mechanism, Potency and Practical Application of Heat Shock-Induced Resistance

Viengsakoun NAPASIRTH

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 37
  • Nationality: Lao PDR
  • Institute: National University of Laos
  • Recommending Institute:
  • Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
  • Research Achievement:
  • Development and utilization of silage technique and agro-industrial by-products for cattle feed for the promotion of sustainable livestock agriculture in Laos

Atef SWELAM

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 39
  • Nationality: Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Institute: International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas
  • Recommending Institute: International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas
  • Research Achievement:
  • Development of a cost-effective raisedbed machine for small-scale farms to improve land and water productivity in the Nile Delata

     (※Age is as of January 1, 2015)

III. Commendation Ceremony and Date

Date:  October 27, 2015 (Tuesday)

15:00-            Registration
15:30-16:15     Awarding Ceremony
16:15-17:00     Lecture presentation by the awardees
17:15-18:45     Reception

Entry fee
Free
IV. Symposium

The 2015 JIRCAS International Symposium will be held at the same venue on October 28 (Wednesday) from 9:30am to 5:00pm. This year’s theme is “Why "Quality" Matters in International Agriculture Research?”

V. Registration

Early registration was closed at October 23, 2015.
Registrations are being accepted at the venue on the day.

Reference
Contact

Secretariat of the Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers, Information and Public Relations Office, JIRCAS

  • Address
    1-1, Ohwashi Tsukuba City, Ibaraki 305-8686 Japan