JIRCAS Pres. Masa Iwanaga, together with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Agriculture of Japan, attended the 6th CGIAR System Council Meeting held on May 16-17, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

The CGIAR System Board of Directors gathers representatives and officers from the Secretariat and the Board of Directors, and discusses and exchanges ideas for future strategies and systems of CGIAR and the 15 international agricultural research institutions conducting innovative research in food and agriculture.