2017 JIRCAS Report
JIRCAS and ICAR concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), dated 9th February 2018, for comprehensive research collaboration. JIRCAS has accordingly commenced the collaboration on soil salinity mitigation and crop improvement for salinity tolerance with CSSRI and IARI, which are both under ICAR, respectively.
On March 25, 2018, Senior Researcher Satoshi Nakamura of the Crop, Livestock and Environment Division received the Society Award from the Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology (JSAEZ).
Dr. Marco Wopereis, director general of the World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg), visited JIRCAS on January 31, 2018 during his official trip to Japan.
On 19 January 2018, JIRCAS in cooperation with the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held an international workshop on “Sustainable Rural Bioenergy Solutions in Africa” at the ICRAF International Conference Center in Nairobi, Kenya.
JIRCAS seminar titled “Shallow sub-surface drainage for mitigating salinization” held in the Republic of Uzbekistan
On November 29, 2017, a seminar on mitigating salinization was held by JIRCAS in Gulistan City, Syrdarya Region, Republic of Uzbekistan. The project has resulted in the publication of the technical manual titled “Shallow sub-surface drainage for mitigating salinization”. https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/publication/manual_guideline/mitigating_sali...
On 20 December 2017, officials from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) conducted a special seminar at the JIRCAS International Conference Room, and exchanged views with JIRCAS executives and researchers regarding the implementation and related scientific activities of a joint research project being planned by JIRCAS and ICAR.
JIRCAS-NARO International Symposium on "Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation" (abstracts and slides uploaded)
Uploaded abstracts and slides of JIRCAS-NARO international symposium on “Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation”.
On November 2, 2017, the commendation ceremony of the 2017 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers was held at the U Thant International Conference Hall, United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Belay Begashaw, director general of the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A), visited JIRCAS on October 25, 2017 during his official trip to Japan.
JIRCAS President Masa Iwanaga takes over as new chair of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA)
On August 29-30, 2017, the 7th GRA Council Meeting was held at Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal Tsukuba), Tsukuba City, Ibaraki, Japan. Dr. Masa Iwanaga, president of JIRCAS took over as new chair of GRA and led the two-day council meeting.
H.E. Professor Alpha Condé, president of the Republic of Guinea, visited JIRCAS on June 19, 2017 during his official trip to Japan.
Dr. Takanori Hayashi, librarian and head of the Information Management Subsection, Research Planning and Partnership Division, received the “Best Paper Award 2017” at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Information and Knowledge in Kyoto on May 28, 2017.