2018 JIRCAS Report
JIRCAS International Symposium 2018 focuses on “Women in Fisheries: Sustainable Development Goals and Contributions to Research and Industry”
The JIRCAS International Symposium 2018 with the theme “Women in Fisheries: Sustainable Development Goals and Contributions to Research and Industry” will be held at the U Thant International Conference Hall of the United Nations University (UNU) in Shibuya, Tokyo on November 6, 2018.
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 Open House Day, an annual event in conjunction with the Science and Technology Week was held on April 21-22, 2018 at the JIRCAS Headquarters in Tsukuba, Ibaraki.
JIRCAS ranks 7th in the “Plant Science and Zoology” category of highly cited papers based on the Essential Science Indicator (ESI) updated ranking of research institutions in Japan released by the Clarivate Analytics of the Web of Science Group on April 19, 2018.
Mr. Mitsuhiro Miyakoshi, State Minister in charge of promotion of hometown development and export of agriculture, forestry and fishery products, visited the Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) in Ishigaki, Okinawa on April 13, 2018.
A knowledge transfer seminar was organized by JIRCAS for the Thai Royal Forestry Department (RFD) on February 6, 2018 in Khon Kaen City, northeastern Thailand. The seminar provided practical information to RFD engineers on developing seedlings suitable for afforestation throughout Thailand.
The 44th TARF Public Lecture on eco-friendly pest control methods was held at Ishigaki City, Okinawa Pref. on March 30, 2018. This public lecture has been organized since 2007 with the aim of introducing the research activities of TARF in a way that the general public could easily understand, and to get feedback from local residents on the needs and expectations with implications in daily life.