Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences | JIRCAS

Information Analysis

Collection, analysis and dissemination of information for grasping trends of international agriculture, forestry and fisheries

The law stipulates that JIRCAS must conduct two major tasks: the first is “to collect, analyze and disseminate domestic and overseas data of the agricultural, forestry and fishery industries in developing regions” and the second is “to carry out technical trials, research and investigation for agriculture, forestry and fisheries in developing regions”.

The first task is very essential in providing useful information to national and international researchers or people concerned with the technological advances and economic development of the agricultural, forestry and fishery industries. It is also important in promoting high quality research in more efficient ways. Specifically, the following will be carried out during the 4th mid-term plan period:

  • In order to solve international food and environmental problems, an analysis of the status quo and a forecast of world food supply/demand, nutrient condition and food systems will be conducted. The outcomes and impacts of our research outputs will be analyzed.
  • In order to contribute to agricultural research and development and policy implementation like the Global Food Value Chain (GFVC) initiative, collaborations with related organizations in and out of the country will be promoted and JIRCAS researchers will be sent to target areas to continuously collect information and knowledge about international food, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and rural development. These activities will be implemented in well-coordinated and systematic ways, and the collected information will be made widely available to researchers, administrative agencies, and companies both in Japan and overseas.
  • In order to facilitate the systematic exchange of information among related organizations in Japan, the Japan Forum on International Agricultural Research for Sustainable Development (J-FARD) will be managed.

The quality and originality of information provided by Program D will be boosted through active interaction with the other three research programs and through effective use of the JIRCAS website and seminars.

Related JIRCAS Report

Michigan State University Professors Visit JIRCAS


Two distinguished professors from Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Brad Day and Dr. James Kells, visited JIRCAS on October 2, 2019 and exchanged opinions with JIRCAS President, Dr. Masa Iwanaga, on joint research and the possibility of accepting MSU students to pursue research at JIRCAS.

MOU on Research Collaboration Concluded between JIRCAS and TISTR


The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for promoting joint research collaboration between JIRCAS and the Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) was concluded in a signing ceremony held on September 17, 2019

Event, Symposium, Workshop


  • Overview of the “United in Science - High-level synthesis report of latest climate science information” released by the Science Advisory Group of the UN Climate Action Summit 2019

    The world's top organizations on climate change research, including the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have jointly released a report entitled “United in Science - High-level synthesis report of latest climate science information” in line with the UN Climate Change Summit held in New York on September 23, 2019.
  • Digitalisation of African Agriculture (D4Ag) Report of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has published the Digitalisation of African Agriculture (D4Ag) 2018-2019 Report, summarizing the current state of digital agricultural transformation to meet food and nutrition security while responding to climate change. The report focused on how far the D4Ag has advanced as of 2019, providing perspectives on where it will go in the next 3–5 years, and clarifying what it will take to maximize its potential and explore the roles of different stakeholders for agricultural transformation that can feed Africa.
  • International organization Global Commission on Adaptation calls for urgent action on climate resilience

    The Global Commission on Adaptation released a report “Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience”, urging governments and businesses to take immediate action in dealing with the impacts of climate. Adoption of appropriate adaptation measures can lead to a “triple dividend” through avoiding future losses, generating economic benefits through innovation, and providing social and environmental benefits.
  • JIRCAS liaison office JIRCAS exhibit at the Thailand’s Science and Technology Fair 2019

    The Thai Science and Technology Fair is the largest fair of the year in Thailand featuring advances in science and technology. The 2019 fair under the concept of “Science, Technology and Innovation: Inspiring Creativity for Better Living and Sustainability for the Nation” was held at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Center in the province of Nonthaburi from August 16-25, 2019.
  • International organization IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a group of scientists assessing the state of scientific knowledge related to climate change, has released a Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL) summarizing the impact of climate change on desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse emissions in terrestrial ecosystems, on August 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.