JIRCAS Report

58 Young Agricultural Trainees from ASEAN Countries Visit JIRCAS

On Monday, February 19, 2024, 58 young agricultural trainees from Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines visited JIRCAS. The trainees were divided into two groups for an introduction to JIRCAS research (indoor lecture) and an outdoor tour at the Hachimandai Experimental Field.

2024 (The 18th) Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award)

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and  JIRCAS will begin accepting applications for the 17th Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) on February 14, 2024.

Cross-talk on the Future of Space and Food Research at the Friday Night Science Café

On February 2, 2024, Project Leader FUJITA Yasunari and Senior Researcher NAGATOSHI Yukari from JIRCAS engaged in a cross-talk session at the Friday Night Science Café with Dr. YAMADA Koji and Dr. IZUMA Dylan Shun from the Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate of JAXA.

PI Sarr and Colleagues Receive Best Presentation Award for Applied Research at SAT Technology Showcase 2024

At the Science Academy of Tsukuba (SAT) Technology Showcase 2024 held on January 25, 2024, Dr. SARR Papa Saliou (Senior Researcher, Crop, Livestock and Environment Division) and his colleagues received the Best Industrial Application Award.

Republic of Palau’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment Visits JIRCAS

Mr. Steven Victor, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment of the Republic of Palau, visited JIRCAS on January 16, 2024, and held discussions with JIRCAS President KOYAMA Osamu and other senior staff.

JIRCAS Holds First Meeting of the Platform for the Utilization of Joint Crediting Mechanism in Agriculture

On January 10, 2024, the first meeting of the "Platform for the Implementation of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) in Agriculture" was held online, with JIRCAS serving as the secretariat.

MAFF Event at COP28 Highlights Green Asia Initiatives

The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from November 30 to December 13, 2023. As one of the events of AIM for Climate, an international initiative, a seminar introducing Green Asia was held on December 10, sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

ASEAN Forum Highlights the Technology Catalog for Asia-Monsoon Region

On November 22-23, 2023, the ASEAN Secretariat and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) jointly hosted the "ASEAN Forum on Action Plan for the Implementation of Regional Guidelines on Sustainable Agriculture" in Jakarta, Indonesia. The "Technology Catalog Contributing to Production Potential and Sustainability in the Asia-Monsoon Region" was introduced at the forum.

Uto High School Students Dive into Global Agricultural Challenges During JIRCAS Visit as Part of SSH Future Experiential Learning

A group of 21 first-year high school students and two teachers from Uto High School in Kumamoto Prefecture visited JIRCAS on December 7, 2023 as part of their Super Science High School (SSH) Future Experiential Learning program. This was the fifth visit by students from Uto High School.

Symposium on "Promoting the Implementation of Scalable Agricultural Technologies in the Asia-Monsoon Region" at the 6th IRC 2023

The International Rice Congress (IRC) is a conference organized by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and held every four years. The IRC was held for the first time in the Philippines, where IRRI is headquartered, for four days from October 16-19, 2023, and researchers from JIRCAS and NARO participated in the congress and held a symposium entitled "Promoting the Implementation of Scalable Agricultural Technologies in the Asia-Monsoon Region" on October 17.