SATREPS Burkina Faso Releases Four Technical Manuals as Research Output

Four technical manuals summarizing the results of joint research in Burkina Faso have been published, and a ceremony was held to hand them over to the relevant local institutions. The technical manuals consist of English and French versions, respectively.

Project Leader Tsujimoto Talks About Madagascar Research on Lucky FM Ibaraki's "Weekly Newspo!”

Project Leader Tsujimoto made a studio appearance on Lucky FM Ibaraki's radio program "Weekly Newspo" on May 27, 2023, to communicate the importance of rice research in Madagascar and the results of the phosphorus-dipping treatment technology (P-dipping) developed by JIRCAS.

Application Procedure for Fixed-term Researcher (Nurturing Young Researcher Category)

The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) is now accepting applications for fixed-term employment of young researchers.

JIRCAS Project on Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Through Paddy Water Management in Cambodia Provisionally Selected for SATREPS Program

The JIRCAS research proposal has been provisionally* selected as a new research project in the field of environment and energy for the FY2023 Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) program, which is jointly implemented by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Three TARF Staff Members Receive the MEXT Award for Creativity

On April 7, 2023, three staff members of the technical support officer of the JIRCAS Tropical Agriculture Research Front Technical Support Office, namely, SHIKINA Yasuteru, MAETSU Masahide, and HATERUMA Yuto, received the Award for Creativity for their achievement entitled "Invention of a low-cost observation system for solute dynamics in soil". The award is given to those who have contributed to the advancement of technology in their fields through outstanding originality and ingenuity.

Rural Development Division Director Shindo Receives 2023 JAICABE Fellow Award

On May 13, 2023, Dr. SHINDO Soji, Director of Rural Development Division, received the 2023 Japan Association of International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (JAICABE) Fellow Award. Agricultural engineering is the study of engineering technologies related to agricultural production, including infrastructure, operations, mechanization, and environmental improvement.

BNI-enabled Wheat Exhibit at the G7 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting in Miyazaki

The G7 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting was held at the Seagaia Convention Center in Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture on April 22-23, 2023, and JIRCAS, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), set up an exhibition booth to introduce BNI-enabled wheat to G7 ministers, government officials and international organizations such as FAO.

JIRCAS Visiting Research Fellowship Program FY2023

JIRCAS is now accepting applications for the JIRCAS Visiting Research Fellowship Program FY2023. This fellowship program will follow five (5) research themes at the JIRCAS Headquarters in Tsukuba or Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) in Ishigaki.

Report of the Seminar on "The Forefront of Agricultural Research for the Promotion of Resource Recycling in Ishigaki” Now Available

A report on the seminar "The Forefront of Agricultural Research or the Promotion of Resource Recycling in Ishigaki” jointly hosted by JIRCAS and Ishigaki City is now available. The page also includes answers to questions received on the day of the seminar regarding the nitrogen cycle, fertilizer application methods, sugarcane cultivation, and earthworms in the soil.


JIRCAS Online Science and Technology Week

As part of activities to promote interest and understanding of science and technology,  the research activities of JIRCAS will be introduced to the public in the form of mini lecture videos during Science and Technology Week starting on Monday, April 17, 2023.