JIRCAS Report 2012
JIRCAS International Workshop: Carbon sequestration in soils through farm land management - The latest world researches and relevancy in Southeast Asia -
JIRCAS International Workshop: Carbon sequestration in soils through farm land management - The latest world researches and relevancy in Southeast Asia - was co-organized by JIRCAS, Department of Agriculture (DOA) and Land Development Department (LDD), Thailand on 6 December 2012 at Bangkok, Thailand. 55 participants mostly from Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam discussed the relevancy of carbon sequestration in farm land of Southeast Asia.
JIRCAS International Symposium 2012 Resilient Food Production Systems: The Role of Agricultural Technology Development in Developing Regions
The 2012 JIRCAS International Symposium was held at the Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal), Tsukuba City, Japan on November 28-29 with the theme, “Resilient Food Production Systems: The Role of Agricultural Technology Development in Developing Regions.” It was attended by 152 guests and participants, and was organized by JIRCAS under the auspices of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC) Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations - Japan Office, and Japan Forum on International Agricultural Research for Sustainable Development (J-FARD).
Announcement of Awardees and Awarding Ceremony of the 2012 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers
On November 28, 2012, the Awarding Ceremony of the 2012 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers was held at Tsukuba International Congress Center Epochal, Tsukuba City, Japan. The ceremony was well attended by many participants, including members of the Selection Committee.
Workshop “Collaborative Research Activities of JIRCAS in Ghana -Technologies to enhance rice production and to improve Savanna agriculture in Africa with various approaches-”
JIRCAS organized a workshop titled “Collaborative Research Activities of JIRCAS in Ghana -Technologies to enhance rice production and to improve Savanna agriculture in Africa with various approaches-” on 27th September 2012 to celebrate the third anniversary of the JIRCAS-Africa Liaison Office in Accra, Ghana. The workshop began with a presentation outlining its main research activities, followed by the introduction of individual research activities by JIRCAS and other related projects in Ghana. It was attended by many researchers from JIRCAS as well as from related organizations based in Ghana.
JIRCAS has implemented four research projects in Ghana during these three years of collaboration (from July 2009) with African countries. These projects are as follows: (i) Development of improved infrastructure and technologies for rice production in Africa (DIITRPA); (ii) Improvement of soil fertility with use of indigenous resources in rice systems of Sub-Saharan Africa; (iii) Development of low-input rice cultivation system in flood-plains in Africa (FPR, as a feasibility study) and (iv) Development of fish farming in Africa.
JIRCAS joined Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2012 JIRCAS joined the Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2012 in Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangkok, Thailand, which was organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Royal Thai Government during 17-31 August 2012. JIRCAS has joined the fair every year since 2007.