Strengthening function as an international hub for providing strategic information on agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and mobilizing new research partnerships

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Logos of the JIRCAS Fifth Medium to Long-Term Plan Research Programs

The major research and development activities of JIRCAS in the 5th Medium to Long-Term Plan which started in 2021, are grouped into the "Environment" and "Food" programs, with the aim of solving global-scale issues related to agriculture, forestry and fisheries. In addition, the "Information" program encompasses activities towards establishing a strategic information hub on the complex and diverse global environment and food system. We have created  three logos to serve as symbol for each research program, and we are pleased to release these logos to the public.

JIRCAS Co-organizes the International Workshop of Southeast Asia Research-based Network on Climate Change Adaptation Science with GLEC, Ibaraki University

JIRCAS will co-organize the International Workshop of Southeast Asia Research-based Network on Climate Change Adaptation Science (SARNCCAS) with the Global and Local Environmental Co-Creation Institute (GLEC), Ibaraki University. The workshop will be held online on September 16 and 17, 2021.


Launch of the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook

Online/Live (TBD) 


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    400. Earth System, Food Systems and Innovation

    October 16 was World Food Day which provided an opportunity to remind us that the way we produce, consume and waste food is taking a heavy toll on our planet. To mark our 400th blog, today’s Pick Up briefly features Prof. Ruth DeFries’ argument on the relation between the earth systems, food systems and innovation.

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    399. Development of New Production Technology for Larval Shrimp~Balancing Basic and Applied Research~

    There are many species of shrimp, but the most widely farmed shrimp in the world is the whiteleg shrimp of the family Penaeidae. The current production methods that support the huge shrimp farming industry are not very efficient and place a heavy burden on the parent shrimp. Based on biological findings, JIRCAS is promoting research to develop a new maturation promotion technology that is friendly to shrimp and efficient.

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    398. Agriculture IoT Solution Expected to be Used in Developing Countries

    In order to solve food problems caused by climate change and constraints on the agricultural workforce in developing regions, there are growing expectations for smart agricultural technologies that enable labor-saving, reduced workload and increased efficiency in agriculture through the use of advanced technologies and digital information.
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    397. International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2021: International Cooperation for Developing Countries

    The United Nations has designated October 13th as "International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction" to promote global risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Disasters have a significant impact on food and nutrition security through their impact on agriculture. This year’s theme is “International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses”.

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    396. JARQ Special Issue on the Scientific Contributions of Japan and Japanese Researchers to CGIAR

    The CGIAR is an international organization established in 1971 for the purpose of improving the productivity and technological development of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in developing countries. The 15 CGIAR research centers (as of 2020) function as independent institutions and have contributed to solving global food and environmental problems as a frontier of international agricultural research, covering a wide range of topics such as crops, livestock, forests, fisheries, and natural resource management. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the CGIAR in 2021, a special issue of the Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly (JARQ) focuses on the scientific contributions of Japan and Japanese researchers to CGIAR and their major achievements.