JIRCAS Holds TICAD8 Side-Event "Managing African Soil for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability”
TICAD8 Official Side Event
Managing African Soil for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability
―Opportunities and Challenges of Agronomy to Solve Low Fertility/Nutrient Bottlenecks―
JIRCAS will hold an online symposium titled "Managing African Soil for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability" as an official side event of the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 8) to be held in Tunisia on August 27-28, 2022.
JIRCAS has been conducting research and developing technologies focusing on soil fertility management and oligotrophic soils in consideration of local agro-climatic, soil and socioeconomic conditions through international joint research in Africa for many years and through the iScience and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) program in Madagascar and Burkina Faso, and has produced excellent research results.
In this symposium, JIRCAS and its related institutions will present case studies of research results and approaches for social implementation to resolve low fertility and nutrient bottlenecks in Africa. In the panel discussion, the need for soil and manure management technologies that can both increase sustainable productivity and restore soil health will be discussed, as well as the challenges and solutions for small-scale African farmers to implement the same technologies.
We hope that this symposium will help us to share our vision with domestic and international research and development partners who place importance on "Soil Health," and develop it into collaborative cooperation with extension agencies, NGOs, and companies, as well as human resource development for the future of food in Africa.
Online Symposium "Managing African Soil for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability ― Opportunities and Challenges of Agronomy to Solve Low Fertility/Nutrient Bottlenecks ―
- Date & Time：Tuesday, August 30, 2022 17:00～19:00 (JST)
- Format：Online (via Zoom)
- Registration at https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/event/2022/e20220830/entry（Deadline is Aug 29 at 16:00 JST）
- Language：English (simultaneous interpretation in Japanese)
- No registration fee (Open to the general public)
JIRCAS（Headquarters: Tsukuba, Ibaraki）
Press Coordinator：OMORI Keisuke (Head, Information and Public Relations Office)
- Opening Remarks
KOYAMA Osamu (President, JIRCAS)
- Welcome Address
NAGAMINE Tsukasa (Former Vice-President, NARO)
ASANUMA Shuichi (Special advisor, Economic Development Department, JICA)
- Keynote Speech
Bernard VANLAUWE (Director R4D, Central Africa and Natural Resource Management International Institute for Tropical Agriculture)
Future of food forum: The imperative for a transformation of African agriculture
- Session 1: Technology development to solve low fertility/nutrient bottlenecks
FUNAKAWA Shinya (Professor, Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
What are adaptive agricultures on a wide variety of soil resources in sub-Saharan Africa?
TSUJIMOTO Yasuhiro (Project Leader, Crop, Livestock and Environment Division, JIRCAS)
A challenge for increasing rice production on poor nutrient soils - Development and dissemination of P-dipping technique in Madagascar-
NAGUMO Fujio (Senior Researcher, Crop, Livestock and Environment Division, JIRCAS)
Toward “Local Production for Local Consumption”: Aiming at production and distribution of fertilizers manufactured from African indigenous phosphate rock
- Session 2: Social Implementation
WADA Akira (Senior General Manager, Africa Planning Department, Africa Division, Toyota Tsusho Corporation)
Initiative through a fertilizer business for improving agricultural productivity in Kenya
Stella KABIRI (Lead-Regenerative Agriculture, Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) - Ethiopia）
Dissemination of technologies to improve soil health in Africa; SAA Experience
- Panel Discussion
Panel Chair: MASUDA Misa (Professor Emeritus, University of Tsukuba)
- Closing Remarks
NAKASHIMA Kazuo (Program Director, Food Program, JIRCAS)