Stable Agricultural Production
Technology development for stable production of agricultural products in the tropics and other adverse environments
Aimed toward promoting food production and improving nutrition in the world including Africa, this program seeks to develop technologies and verify them in the fields through collaborative research with local institutions and international research centers especially in developing regions including the tropics where productivity potential has not been maximized because of low fertility or adverse environments.
The program also aims to disseminate the developed technologies to crop scientists/ plant breeders, government officials, and farmers by preparing manuals or explanatory articles. More specifically, the following priority research will be carried out:
In Africa, technologies that utilize the diversity of food crop genetic resources will be developed. Crop breeding materials that adapt to unfavorable environments, have high productivity, and cater to local preferences will be also developed. Cropping and raising systems will be improved through efficient utilization of local resources including water and organic matter.
Basic technologies will be developed toward the breeding of highly productive crops to be able to cope with adverse conditions including low soil fertility, drought, and salinity. Furthermore, new breeding materials including high biomass crops will be developed, evaluated, and applied in the fields of developing countries.
Toward the control of insect pests and diseases migrating to and expanding in our country, control and prevention methods will be developed based on ecological studies of migrating insect pests or vector insects. Crop cultivars resistant to diseases will be developed using the research networks that have been established by JIRCAS.
Related JIRCAS Report
Certificate of Appreciation from the Director of Burkina Faso’s National Institute of Science and Technology
The Director of Burkina Faso’s National Institute of Science and Technology (CNSRT) presented a certificate of appreciation to Dr. NAGUMO Fujio, Director of Crop, Livestock and Environment Division, in recognition of the joint research projects of JIRCAS that contribute to research in science and technology and human resource development in the country.
The SATREPS project “Breakthrough in nutrient use efficiency for rice by genetic improvement and fertility sensing techniques in Africa (FY VARY Project)” organized a workshop, which also served as the mid-term evaluation of the project, at the Hotel Colbert in Antananarivo, Madagascar on December 12, 2019.
Registration period:2019-10-10 16:00 - 2019-11-18 17:00Place:Convention Hall 200, Tsukuba International Congress Center (Takezono 2-20-3, Tsukuba, Ibaraki)
Business Trip Reports
|H31-0470||2020-02-2020-03||Ghana, Burkina Faso||1.プロジェクトサイトの農家調査等、2.プロジェクトサイトの農家調査に関する打合せ等||Environment and Natural Resource Management, Stable Agricultural Production|
|H31-0320||2019-11-2019-12||Ghana, Tanzania||1.ガーナにおける現地試験の進捗確認、2.タンザニアにおける試験ほ場の調査及び外部委員視察対応、3.タンザニアにおける市販野菜品種・地域野菜及び研究シーズ調査||Stable Agricultural Production, Information Analysis|
|H31-0416||2020-01-2020-02||Mozambique||未利用資源活用等による低コスト型飼料調製法に関する調査||Stable Agricultural Production|