JIRCAS Mail Magazine (English) (12)

JIRCAS Mail Magazine

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【JIRCAS Mail Magazine No.12 (January 2019)】
Published by Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
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Happy New Year from JIRCAS!
Best wishes for a bright and promising 2019!
■Latest topics
●The 3rd International BNI Meeting in Tsukuba

●JIRCAS signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with iEES Paris

●2018 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers

●FAO-APEC Workshop “Rice Landscapes and Climate Change”

●JIRCAS Workshop on ”Sustainable Resource Management and Environmental Conservation in the Pacific Islands” and Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Physical Hydrology held in Ishigaki

●JIRCAS International Symposium 2018 “Women in Fisheries: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Contributions to Research and Industry”

■Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) 2019
This annual award, which began in 2007, is organized and presented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan. Its purpose is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry fisheries, and related industries in developing countries, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries. Up to three young researchers who have shown

1.outstanding performance in research and development in agriculture forestry, fisheries, or related industries for a developing area, and who show great promise
2.outstanding achievements in research and development that will lead to future technological innovation in agriculture, forestry, fisheries related industries for a developing area, and who show great promise

will be invited to Japan to attend the commendation ceremony and accept their awards and cash gifts (US$5,000 will be given per awardee).


■Introduction of new technologies and research highlights
【Research Highlights (International agriculture, forestry and fisheries research information) Fiscal year 2017】
●Technical manual on building a low-cost, shallow subsurface drainage system for mitigating salinization

●Enhancement of drought tolerance in soybean plants by down-regulation of GmERA1 genes

●Delayed heading technique for early heading Erianthus arundinaceus collected in Japan

●Complete chloroplast genomes of Erianthus and Miscanthus, and phylogenetic relationships within the Saccharum complex

●Forecasting mass synchronized flowering in Southeast Asian tropical forest by analyzing the dynamics of flowering gene expression

■Guidance publications
●JIRCAS Newsletter No.85 Jan. 2019
•3p. JIRCAS and the SDGs
Special Feature Articles:JIRCAS’s Contribution to the SDGs
•4p. Program A: Achieving the SDGs through Technology Development for Environment and Natural Resource Management in Agriculture
•6p. Program B: Contribution of the Stable Agricultural Production Program to the SDGs
•8p. Program C: Contribution to the SDGs through Utilization of Regional Resources and Value-adding Technologies ‒Lessons from Laos‒
•10p. Program D: The Food and Nutritional Balance Project: Program D's Contribution to the SDGs
•11p. Collaborative Research Institute

●JARQ (Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly) Vol.53 No.1 January. 2019

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【Edited and published by】
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
Research Planning and Partnership Division
Information and Public Relations Office
1-1 Ohwashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Date of issued
Creator Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Publisher Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
NII resource type vocabulary Article
Issue 12
Language eng