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Crop Science Features the Diversity Research Set of Guinea Yam Developed by JIRCAS

The Dioscorea rotundara Diversity Research Set (DrDRS) , a smaller set of Guinea yam (D. rotundara) germplasm collection developed by JIRCAS in collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and the Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, and to be used in improving the efficiency of breeding and cultivation of Guinea yam, was featured as a science news on the website of the Crop Science Society of America.

BNI technology was featured in “Green Growth Strategy with Carbon Neutrality in 2050” of Japanese government.

In October 2020, Prime Minister Suga declared the goal of realizing a carbon-neutral, decarbonized society in 2050. In response, the government formulated the “Green Growth Strategy with Carbon Neutrality in 2050”. “Development of biological nitrification inhibition (BNI) enhanced varieties to reduce GHGs and water pollutants”, is listed as one of the promising innovations in the action plan in “Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries” sector.

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