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JIRCAS Mail Magazine

JIRCAS Mail Magazine No. 36 (October 2022)

Registration for the JIRCAS International Symposium 2022 is now open.
In conjunction with the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022, the theme of this year's symposium is
“Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Sustainable Food Systems”.
● Date & Time : Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022, 13:00~ 16:15 (JST)
● Place: Hybrid ("Hitotsubashi Hall" and On-line)
● Program & Registration : https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/symposium/2022/e20221122_jircas

We hope you will join us.

■ Latest Topics
● Former JIRCAS Fellow Du Zhumei Receives the 2022 Japanese Society of Animal Science Encouragement Award
The award was given in recognition of her basic and applied research for the development of sustainable livestock agriculture in Africa.

● MOU and Work Plan Signing Ceremony Held with Cambodia’s Royal University of Agriculture
The signing ceremony for the MOU and Work Plan of the integrated climate change project was held in the capital city of Phnom Penh on September 28, 2022.

● JIRCAS-FFTC International Sugarcane Workshop Held
The workshop “Innovation and Networking of Sugarcane Research for Future Sugarcane Industry in the Asian and Pacific Region” co-hosted by JIRCAS and the Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for Asia and the Pacific (FFTC), with the support of Kasetsart University, was held online on September 15, 2022.

● SATREPS Project Representatives from Burkina Faso Visit JIRCAS
Dr. Bambara Dasmane of the National Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Research (INERA) and Dr. Traore Mamoudou of the National Soils Office visited JIRCAS in conjunction with the SATREPS project in Burkina Faso.

■ New Technologies and Research Outputs
JIRCAS has established the International Information Center for Strategy “MeadRI” and launched a website to disseminate information on basic agricultural technologies that can be shared in the Asia-Monsoon region.

In this issue, we will introduce new technologies and research results from JIRCAS targeting the Asia-Monsoon region.

● Multiple drainage can cancel out the enhancement of methane emission by biogas effluent application in a rice paddy
In the Mekong Delta in Vietnam with three rice-cropping seasons, combining multiple drainage with biogas effluent application can reduce methane emissions by 11-13% without reducing yield.

● Water requirement of ratoon rice is larger in the early growth stage and smaller in the late growth stage compared to transplanted rice
Ratoon rice cropping does not require seedling cultivation, tillering and transplanting, shorten the growing period, and reduce irrigation water as compared to main rice cropping. This study clarified the water consumption at various stages of growth to develop an efficient irrigation scheduling for ratoon rice cropping.

● Calculation of rice farmers’ premiums for index-based flood insurance
A method to calculate insurance payments and premiums according to rainfall, risk aversion rate, and changes in price of rice was developed to stabilize the management of rice farmers in the coastal areas of Myanmar, a country prone to weather-related disasters.

■ Publications
● The latest issue of JARQ (Vol. 56 No. 4) is now available.
The Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly (JARQ) is a comprehensive English-language academic journal that introduces the latest status of research on agriculture, forestry, and fisheries in Japan. The latest issue is available at the following link

● Koho JIRCAS Vol. 10 (In Japanese) is now available.
- Research and development for sustainable smallholder aquaculture in developing countries
- Introduction of JIRCAS research activities

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Volume 36
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