2018 JIRCAS Report
The JIRCAS Research Highlight 2018 is a compilation of selected R&D achievements for the entire fiscal year promoting the dissemination and wide application of results to academic and non-academic audiences.
A member of the Parliament and former Health Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Mr. Gagan Tapa visited JIRCAS on March 7, 2019.
Policy Suggestion Paper submitted to An Giang Provincial Government, Mekong Delta, Vietnam, at the workshop on AWD dissemination policies
A policy suggestion workshop, titled “Suggestions for mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from rice cultivation in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. The workshop was handled by an expert from the Mekong River Commission based in Lao PDR and four researchers from JIRCAS. The workshop was successfully concluded by handing over the policy suggestion paper from Dr. Satoshi Tobita, program director at JIRCAS, to Mr. Cao Vinh Thong, head of the Plant Protection Department under DARD.
The 47th TARF Public Lecture on Organic Agriculture for Reduction of Global Warming and Maintenance of Crop Productivity
The 47th TARF Public Lecture with the theme “Organic Agriculture for Reduction of Global Warming and Maintenance of Crop Productivity” was held at Ishigaki City, Okinawa Pref. on February 28, 2019.
A delegation from the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) visited JIRCAS on February 21, 2019.
Visit of officer from the Republic of Niger Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Mr. Ibrahim Abani Sani, Secretary General of the Cooperation, African Integration and Nigerians Abroad, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Niger visited JIRCAS on February 21, 2019
JIRCAS renews Joint Research Agreement with the Philippine Sugar Regulatory Administration and receives certificate of appreciation
JIRCAS, in collaboration with the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) , an agency under the Department of Agriculture, Philippines, has been conducting a series of studies in Negros Island since 2016, with the aim of developing adequate nitrogen fertilizer application methods for sugarcane cultivation in the country by adjusting the timing and application rate to fertilizer demand.
JIRCAS President Iwanaga participates in the International Salinity Conference in Karnal, Haryana, India
President Masa Iwanaga, together with five senior officials of JIRCAS, attended the ICAR-CSSRI Golden Jubilee International Salinity Conference, titled “Resilient Agriculture in Saline Environments under Changing Climate: Challenges & Opportunities”, in Karnal, Haryana, India, on February 7-9, 2019.
In conjunction with the Science Q program of Tsukuba Science City, Dr. Kouki Maeda, Senior Researcher of the Crop Livestock and Environment Division gave an on-site lesson to Grade 6 pupils of Katsuragi Elementary School on January 31, 2019.
In conjunction with the ScienceQ program of Tsukuba Science City, Dr. Kotaro Maeno, Researcher of the Crop Livestock and Environment Division gave an on-site lesson to pupils of Kurihara Elementary School on January 17, 2019.
JIRCAS International Symposium 2018 “Women in Fisheries: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Contributions to Research and Industry”
On November 6, 2018, the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) held an international symposium entitled “Women in Fisheries: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Contributions to Research and Industry”, aiming to further promote the activity of the women in fisheries-related research and industry.
The Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, Mr. Mitsuhiro Miyakoshi visited the Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) on December 16, 2018.
The Information Management Subsection of the Information and Public Relations Office, on behalf of JIRCAS, received the “Public LOD Award” at the awarding ceremony of the “Linked Open Data Challenge Japan 2018”
The 46th TARF Public Lecture with the theme “Manipulating the biological clock for improvement of rice cultivars” was held on December 4, 2018 at Ishigaki City, Okinawa Pref.
JIRCAS Workshop on ”Sustainable Resource Management and Environmental Conservation in the Pacific Islands” and Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Physical Hydrology held in Ishigaki
A satellite workshop titled “Sustainable Resource Management and Environmental Conservation in the Pacific Islands” was organized by JIRCAS and held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Physical Hydrology (JSPH) at the Nobumoto Ohama Memorial Hall in Ishigaki, Okinawa, on November 16, 2018.