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Stable Food Production

Technology development for increased productivity and stable production of agricultural products in the tropics and other unstable environments

The Stable Food Production Program corresponds to “Technology development for increased productivity and stable production of agricultural products in the tropics and other unstable environments", as identified in JIRCAS’ Third Medium-Term Plan. This will develop technologies to improve and sustain productivity through collaborative research with local institutions and international research centers in specific research fields wherein Japan has shown predominant comparative advantage, especially for areas in adverse environments such as those found in tropical regions. Likewise, reducing starvation and malnutrition which remain as serious problems in developing regions, and contributing to food security in the world and in Japan are also parts of its targets.

Hereunder is a summary of the flagship project of the program, "Development of rice production technologies in Africa" and other projects.

Summary of the program

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Summary of the projects

Research Highlights

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Cowpea germplasm database focusing on grain quality-related traits is now ready for access

The “EDITS-Cowpea” project is one of JIRCAS initiatives that have been implemented to generate fundamental scientific information to promote better utilization of the wide genetic diversity of this crop in breeding programs and crop utilization. Based on the information generated through the project, we have created the "EDITS-Cowpea database" (http://www.jircas.go.jp/en/database/edits-cowpea/introduction).

サトウキビ改良のための日本とタイの共同研究プロジェクト成果報告会の様子

Debrief Meeting on the Collaborative Research for Sugarcane Improvement between JIRCAS-KKFCRC, Thailand

JIRCAS has been implementing the collaborative research project on sugarcane improvement entitled “Development of new type of sugarcane with better performance under adverse agricultural environments by using wild relatives (EDITS-Cane Project)” with Khon Kaen Field Crops Research Center (KKFCRC), Department of Agriculture (DOA), Thailand since 2011. This project aimed at developing efficient breeding techniques to utilize wild germplasm and sugarcane breeding materials through inter-specific and inter-generic hybridizations.