TARF Holds its 14th Annual Open House on June 30, 2019
TARF Holds its 14th Annual Open House on Sunday, June 30, 2019
The JIRCAS Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) will hold the 14th Open House on Sunday, June 30, 2019, as part of its public relations activities for fiscal year 2019, to introduce TARF facilities and research activities to the public. This year, we have created new exhibits to introduce our research, and we are preparing content that will be enjoyed by children and adults alike. We hope that this will be an opportunity to further deepen the relationship between the TARF and the public, and that the research outputs and other information provided by the TARF will be useful to the public.
14th TARF Open House
Date & Time： June 30, 2019 10:00～15:30
Venue： Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) 1091-1 Maezato-Kawarabaru, Ishigaki
JIRCAS・Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF)
1091-1 Maezato-Kawarabaru, Ishigaki, Okinawa 907-002
Director: OMAE Hide
Tel: 0980-88-6201、0980-82-2306 Fax: 0980-82-0614
14th TARF Open House
The JIRCAS Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) conducts research that contributes to the sustainability of agriculture and the stable production of agricultural products in tropical and subtropical developing regions of the world. For Japan, which depends on foreign countries for most of its food, the development of agricultural technology for sustainable agricultural production in developing regions is extremely important. Solutions to the world's agricultural problems are only possible through cooperation among countries.
TARF has been conducting many research activities overseas in collaboration with research institutes in the Pacific island region and Southeast Asia. Therefore, at the Open House, we will introduce the research activities conducted by TARF overseas and in Japan, including information on the target crops and local conditions.
The 14th TARF Open House will feature a variety of events that demonstrate how research activities contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a common goal of international society. For this year's event, we have created new exhibits to introduce our research, and we are preparing content that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. In addition, we have increased the number of events where visitors can learn through hands-on experience, so that both children and adults can enjoy the whole experience of seeing, touching, and experiencing.
We hope that your participation will be an opportunity to deepen the relationship between the TARF and the public, and that the research and other information provided by TARF will be useful to the public, as well as a chance to come into contact with and understand agriculture.
Events and activities
Shaved ice・Ice zenzai
Pineapple・Brown sugar tasting
Stamp quiz rally
Let's try on ethnic costumes from around the world
Photo exhibit: The World as Seen by JIRCAS Staff
Exhibition of agricultural machinery
Display of varieties bred by TARF
Introduction of tropical fruit tree research
Display panels introducing JIRCAS research
Tour of sloping field and water purification channel
Exhibition of sugarcane varieties and various sugars
Let's investigate the relationship between the weight of a rice grain and the number of rice grains
Special poster exhibition: "Rice culture and diet in India"
Mini-lecture: Tackling Global Warming
"Mitigation by application of organic matters to fields"
"Adaptation of rice using early-morning flowering genes"