Soil Environment and Crop Production

JIRCAS International Symposium Proceedings

Toward Stable Crop Production in Developing Regions

Date : November 28, 2014
Venue : Akihabara Convention Hall, Tokyo, Japan


Climate change and rising food prices are still serious problems in many parts of the world. For this reason, recognizing the increasing importance of technology development is key to increased productivity and stable production of agricultural products in the tropics and other unstable environments. This approach would help reduce malnutrition in developing regions and improve global food security.

Solutions to problems related to soil environment and fertilizer, which are indispensable for crop production, are urgently needed, particularly in areas like Africa where unstable environments that limit crop productivity are widely distributed. Following the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD)and ahead of the International Year of Soils (2015), we recognize that tackling these problems is an urgent matter. In this symposium, topics focusing on the improvement of nitrogen and phosphorus efficiency as well as countermeasures against salinity and other stresses will be discussed by researchers and specialists in a comprehensive manner, not only from the aspect of soil science or plant nutrition but also from that of crop breeding.


Opening Session

  • Opening Remarks: Masa Iwanaga (President, JIRCAS)
  • Welcome Statements: Hirotsugu Amamiya (Director General, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat, MAFF)

Keynote Speech

Chair: Osamu Koyama (JIRCAS)

Session 1: Improvement of Crop Productivity in Infertile Soils

Chair: Satoshi Tobita, Naruo Matsumoto (JIRCAS)

Session 2: Mitigation of soil salinity problems

Chair: Kazuhiro Suenaga, Mariko Shono (JIRCAS)

General Discussion:

Chair: Takeshi Kano (JIRCAS)

  • Satoshi Tobita (JIRCAS)
  • Naruo Matsumoto (JIRCAS)
  • Kazuhiro Suenaga (JIRCAS)
  • Mariko Shono (JIRCAS)

Closing Remarks

  • Masa Iwanaga, President, JIRCAS

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Date of issued
Creator Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Publisher Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
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NII resource type vocabulary Conference Paper
Volume 2014
Language eng

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