Strengthening function as an international hub for providing strategic information on agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and mobilizing new research partnerships
- “Information hub”
Strategic information hub for international agricultural research
- “Research applications/ventures”
Practical application of global research results and establishment of a model platform for promoting private-sector research collaboration and creating new business ventures
- “Digital agriculture”
Towards the development of digital agriculture technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa
- "Tropical crop genetic resources"
Advancement of tropical crop genetic resources utilization through the development of database, technologies and research networking
- "Green Asia"
Accelerating application of agricultural technologies which enhance production potentials and ensure sustainable food systems in the Asia-Monsoon region
- Technology Showcase for the Asia-Monsoon region
- Technology Showcase for Sub-Saharan Africa
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740. International Day of Forests 2023 ーForests and HealthTomorrow, March 21st, is the International Day of Forests. The theme for 2023 is “Forests and health”. Forests are not only important sources of food and nutrition, but also play a major role in the fight against climate change. However, forests are threatened by destruction and degradation caused by human economic activities and need support for conservation and protection. A team from JIRCAS is implementing the SATREPS project "Strengthening Tropical Forest Resilience Based on Management and Utilization of Genetic Resources Capable of Climate Change Adaptation” in Indonesia for sustainable use and conservation of tropical forest resources.
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