On the auspicious occasion for the celebration of the International Year of Pulses 2016, JIRCAS held an International Symposium entitled “Legumes improve our livelihood? -beyond the IYP2016,” at the U Thant International Conference Hall, United Nations University (Tokyo, Jappan) on 2 December, 2016.

Opening remarks: Dr. Masa Iwanaga, President of JIRCAS

Opening remarks: Dr. Masa Iwanaga, President of JIRCAS

Welcome remarks: Mr. Masamichi Saigo, Director-General of the AFFRC Secretariat, MAFF

Welcome remarks: Mr. Masamichi Saigo, Director-General of the AFFRC Secretariat, MAFF

Welcome remarks: Dr. Kazuhiko Takemoto, Director of UNU-IAS

Welcome remarks: Dr. Kazuhiko Takemoto, Director of UNU-IAS

Keynote speech: Dr.David Bergvinson, Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

Keynote speech: Dr.David Bergvinson, Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

Keynote speech: Dr.Kazumi Maeda, Professor Emeritus of Kochi University

Keynote speech: Dr.Kazumi Maeda, Professor Emeritus of Kochi University

Session chairpersons and symposium speakers

Session chairpersons and symposium speakers

Symposium discussion

Symposium discussion