“Information hub”
Strategic information hub for international agricultural research

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In recent years, the momentum to solve global issues has been accelerating, while the continuous progress of science and technology has brought about a great change in the world. We are now in an era where international competitiveness depends on the difference in strategies such as cooperation in different fields and the introduction of cutting-edge technologies. In order to promote the transition to a healthy and sustainable global food system for both the earth and humankind, the collection, analysis, and provision of comprehensive information linking socioeconomics, food nutrition, and technological development is expected.


In addition to collecting and systematically organizing information on international agriculture, forestry and fisheries, we provide high-quality information. In addition, we will establish our position as Japan's foremost intelligence center by creating original content and devising effective methods of distribution to target audiences.

Research Themes

  • Strategic public relations
  • Global center functions
  • Analysis of trends in food and nutrition supply and  agricultural technologies
  • Development of technology evaluation system

Target Countries

Japan and the rest of the world

Target Beneficiaries

Policy and strategy makers + media, people involved in technology development + international collaboration partners, and a wide range of stakeholders interested in international issues

Project Leader

KANAMORI Norihito (Information and Public Relations Office)



JIRCAS' Outstanding Contribution Recognized at 2023 Science and Technology Fair in Thailand

The Thailand National Science and Technology Fair is the country’s largest annual exhibition showcasing science and technology to promote and foster public interest. This year, it was held for 10 days from August 11-20 at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Center in Nonthaburi Province. During the event, there were approximately 200,000 visitors, mostly local elementary, middle and high school students.

Researcher Muraoka and Colleagues Win Best Paper Award at the 11th ASAE International Conference

Dr. MURAOKA Rie (Researcher, Social Sciences Division) and her colleagues won the Best Paper Award (3rd prize) for their research entitled "Sustainable Intensification of Maize Farming in Kenya: Evidence from a Longitudinal Smallholder Survey” presented at the t the 11th International Conference of the Asian Society of Agricultural Economics (ASAE) held at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo on March 18-20, 2023.

Report on the JIRCAS International Symposium 2022 “Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Sustainable Food Systems”

The JIRCAS International Symposium 2022 “Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Sustainable Food Systems” was held in hybrid format at Hitotsubashi Hall, Hitotsubashi University and online on November 22, 2022 under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA).

Event, Symposium

Millets - How to unlock their potentials to address nutritional, agricultural, and climate challenges
Registration period:
- (JST)
Hibikoku Conference Square (Room 8E) + Online   
(Uchisaiwaicho 2-2-3, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011)
Seminar "The application of science and traditional knowledge to foster the utilization of foods obtained from local landscapes for improved nutrition and livelihoods"
Registration period:
- (JST)
 Vision Center Hibiya (Room 301 – Up to 40) + Webex
(Hibiya Marine Building 3rd floor, 1-5-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006)
JIRCAS-FFTC Workshop Innovation and Networking of Sugarcane Research for Future Sugarcane Industry in Asia Pacific Region
Registration period:
- (JST)

Field Information

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    668. Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2022

    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the war in Ukraine, is making it significantly more difficult to achieve the global goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030. The World Bank's “Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2022: Correcting Course” provides a comprehensive analysis of the global poverty impacts of COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine, and a comprehensive analysis of policy reforms to support growth and development, which are prerequisites for achieving poverty reduction in low- and middle-income countries.

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    613. JIRCAS Activities in Southeast Asia

    As base for JIRCAS activities in Southeast Asia, an office was established in Bangkok, Thailand, in 1972. Currently, the liaison office is located in the Department of Agriculture, Thailand, adjacent to Kasetsart University. At the Southeast Asia Liaison Office, JIRCAS conducts research on trends in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries research in Asia, collects local information, and disseminates JIRCAS research results by participating in the Thailand Science and Technology Exhibition and holding seminars.