Collection, analysis and dissemination of information for grasping trends of international agriculture, forestry and fisheries
The law stipulates that JIRCAS must conduct two major tasks:
- Carry out technical trials, research and investigation for agriculture, forestry and fisheries in developing regions
- Collect, analyze and disseminate domestic and overseas data of the agricultural, forestry and fishery industries in developing countries
The second task is very essential in providing useful information to researchers in and out of the country, or people concerned with the technological advances and economic development of agricultural, forestry and fishery industries.
The task was not clearly distinguished from research and investigation projects in the previous Medium-Term Targets and Plans. Hence, attempts were made to clearly differentiate the activities of information collection, analyses and dissemination from the other three research programs for the new Medium-Term Targets and Plan, and to set an effective implementation of this fourth program.
To be specific, these shall be carried out:
- Accurate analyses of the status quo and forecasts on food supply/demand and production structure for agricultural, forestry and fishery industries in foreign countries
- Regular and systematic collection, analysis and dissemination of information on the international food situation, agricultural, forestry and fishery industries, and rural villages
JIRCAS shall boost the quality of this activity by enhancing the originality of information, and shall likewise expand its seminars and the homepage to improve user-friendliness for researchers, government organizations and corporations.
Related JIRCAS Report
JIRCAS participates in “High Level Policy Dialogue on Investment in Agricultural Research for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region"
The Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) is a regional association of agricultural research institutes whose mission is “to promote the development of national agricultural research systems (NARS) in the Asia-Pacific region through inter-regional and inter-institutional cooperation.” JIRCAS is one of APAARI’s founding members and has been an active participant in meetings and activities since its establishment in 1990.
On 9 December 2013, Dr. Bas Bouman, Director of the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP), visited JIRCAS headquarters in Tsukuba. On the same day, JIRCAS hosted an international seminar, titled "Situation of GRiSP and implication to Japan," where Dr. Bouman gave a lecture. Rice researchers from JIRCAS and other related institutes joined the seminar and discussed the activities of GRiSP.
Business Trip Reports
|H27-0619||2016-03-2016-03||Germany, Benin, Republic of South Africa, Madagascar||アフリカ稲作振興に関わる共同研究推進||Information Analysis|
|H27-0481||2016-02-2016-02||Indonesia, Thailand||次期アジアバイオマスプロジェクトの準備||Rural Livelihood Improvement, Information Analysis|
|H27-0495||2016-01-2016-03||Ghana||1)アフリカ連絡拠点業務、研究情報収集、プロジェクト・関係諸機関との調整、2)低コスト水利施設の開発（被覆植物を活用した補強対策に係る試験）||Information Analysis, Stable Food Production|