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Philippine Sugar Regulatory Administration Officials Visit JIRCAS

On March 24–30, 2024, JIRCAS welcomed visitors from the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) of the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines. Ms. Ma. Mitzi V. Mangwag, Board Member and Acting Administrator, together with Atty. Ignacio S. Santillana, Deputy Administrator, visited the Tropical Agricultural Research Front (TARF) in Ishigaki Island and JIRCAS Headquarters in Tsukuba. JIRCAS and SRA are collaborating on three projects: ‘Climate change measures in Monsoon Asia,' ‘Yama-Sato-Umi agroecosystem connectivity', and 'Tropical crop genetic resources.'

Forestry Division Researcher KAWAI Kiyosada Receives the 12th (2024) Young Scholar Award (Suzuki Award) from the Ecological Society of Japan

Dr. KAWAI Kiyosada of the Forestry Division was honored with the 12th (2024) Young Scholar Award of the Ecological Society of Japan (ESJ Suzuki Award) at the 71st ESJ Annual Meeting.

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Exploring TARF Research in Ishigaki Island ! ~The 17th TARF Online Lecture~
JIRCAS International Symposium 2023
“Innovations to enhance the resilience of tropical forests and sustainability of the forest industry”
Registration period:
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U Thant International Conference Hall + Online
(United Nations University 3F, 5-53-70 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001)


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    1001. Scents from Tropical Forests

    Plant scents are all around us. Many of the scents used in aromatherapy, especially for healing the tired mind and body, are derived from tropical forest plants. You may not know the names agarwood, sandalwood, and borneol, but you may have encountered their scents. In fact, only a few people have never smelled their scents. Tropical forests are an important source of timber resources, but these non-timber forest products also support people's livelihoods and help generate income for sustainable forestry. Here are some scents that come from tropical forests.
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    916. Call for Participation in the Platform for the Utilization of Joint Crediting Mechanism in the Agricultural Sector

    We are pleased to invite participants to the Platform for the Utilization of Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) in the Agricultural Sector. This platform has been established by JIRCAS to promote JCM in the agricultural sector in developing countries through information sharing, standardization (development of MRV methodologies), and cooperation and advice to government agencies. We will cooperate in efforts to apply JCM in the agricultural sector through broad exchange and sharing of information among concerned private companies, research institutes and government agencies.
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    913. COP28 - Integrating Food System Transformation in the Climate Change Agenda

    COP28 began on November 30 in Dubai, and on December 1, representatives from over 130 countries adopted the Leaders' Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate Change Response, which aims to integrate food systems into the climate change agenda. As part of the program at COP28, MAFF will host a seminar on accelerating the application of climate-smart and resilient agricultural technologies in Asian monsoon countries, in which JIRCAS will participate.

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    911. 50th JIRCAS Southeast Asia Liaison Office Anniversary Symposium

    In 1972, JIRCAS established an office at the Thai Ministry of Agriculture in Bangkok, now called the Southeast Asia Liaison Office. The 50th JIRCAS Southeast Asia Liaison Office Anniversary Symposium will be held on December 14, 2023, one year later, in a hybrid Thai venue and online format.

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    900. Addressing the Challenges of Tropical Forests

    The 900th Pick Up focuses on tropical forests, which is also the theme of the 2023 JIRCAS International Symposium, to be held tomorrow, November 17. In addition to supporting biodiversity, ecosystem services, social and cultural identity and livelihoods, tropical forests play a critical role in climate change adaptation and mitigation through regional and global climate regulation. To build strong tropical forests, the key drivers of deforestation and forest degradation must be addressed in conjunction with adaptation measures.