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.
In JIRCAS exhibition booth, tasting of functional food samples (Antioxidative cooked rice nuggets using vegetable cooking water) which were developed by the JIRCAS collaborative research project in Thailand (Advanced application of local food resources in Asia), attracted many visitors. During the 15 days period, around 1.24 million guests visited the fair.
On 22 August, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn participated in the opening ceremony of the fair and visited the JIRCAS booth. We had an honor to have an opportunity to introduce JIRCAS research highlights in Thailand and provided JIRCAS publications (Common Underwater Plants in Coastal Areas of Thailand, JIRCAS International Agriculture Series No.21) as gifts.