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[2019 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award)] Announcement of Awardees and 13th Commendation Ceremony

2019-10-18

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will officially announce the winners of the 2019 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award).

The commendation ceremony will be held on November 26, 2019 (Tuesday) at the Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal), Tsukuba, Ibaraki.

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

Overview

  1. The purpose of Japan 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 from a developing country who have shown outstanding performance in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, or related industries .
    2. Every year, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC) selects three young researchers who have shown outstanding research achievements that will lead to future technological innovation as awardees.
  2. This year, the award will be bestowed for the 13th time since its commencement in 2007.
No.13 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
2019-11-26
Place

Convention Hall 200, Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal Tsukuba)
(Takezono 2-20-3, Tsukuba, Ibaraki)

Program
Registration

9:30-

Awarding Ceremony

10:00-10:45

Lecture presentation by the awardees

10:45-11:30

Reception

11:40-13:00

Registration period
2019-10-10 16:00 - 2019-11-18 17:00
Registration
Entry fee
free
Language

Japanese (Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation)

Awardees
 Name
(Age*, Gender, Nationality)
Institute  Research Achievement
Jacobo ARANGO MEJIA
(38, Male, Colombian)
International Center for Tropical Agriculture(Colombia) Research on tropical forage grasses to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change
MAI Thi Ngan
(34, Female, Vietnamese)
Vietnam National University of Agriculture (Vietnam) Development of a simple, accurate, and economical diagnostic test and pooled testing system for detection of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus
Rebijith KAYATTUKANDY BALAN
(33,Male,Indian)
Plant Health and Environment Laboratory, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand (New Zealand) Molecular approaches in identification, diversity and management of important insect pests in India

* Age is as of January 1, 2019

Location

For easy access, please visit the following website https://www.epochal.or.jp/eng/access/index.html

Contact

Secretariat of the Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers, Public Relations Office (PRO), JIRCAS

  • Email: 
    jaward2019@ml.affrc.go.jp