傾斜圃場・水質浄化水路の見学

The Open House Day of the Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) was held on June 30, 2019. This is the 14th time since the event was first organized in 2006. Advances in agricultural technology in developing regions are very important for Japan, where much of the daily food is supported by imports from overseas. Solving the world's agricultural problems is not possible without international cooperation. TARF also collaborates with research institutions in Africa and Southeast Asia to conduct local research on agricultural sustainability and stable production of agricultural products. Therefore, this year’s Open House Day introduced research activities of TARF that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global research collaborations, local crops, domestic and international information through panel exhibitions, mini-lectures and demonstrations for children and adults.

A total of 730 visitors (440 adults, 298 children of elementary school age and younger) came and participated in various events including hands-on experience on various research activities of TARF. The Open House Day allowed the general public particularly the residents of Ishigaki island to learn about the activities of TARF, interact with TARF researchers and staff, deepen understanding of global issues affecting agriculture, and more importantly, to enjoy and have fun. The event was reported in the July 11, 2019 issue of Yaeyama Mainichi Newspaper.

熱帯果樹研究の紹介

Tropical fruit genetic resources exhibit

サトウキビ品種といろいろな砂糖の展示

Sugar cane varieties and sugar tasting

ミニ講演会 地球温暖化への対応「農地への有機物施用による軽減策」

Mini-lecture on climate change mitigation

ミニ講演会 地球温暖化への対応「イネの早期開花遺伝子を活用する適応策」

Mini-lecture on making rice ready for climate change

クイズ付きスタンプラリー

Quiz and stamp rally

かき氷・氷ぜんざい

Cool and refreshing crushed ice treat

「国際農研職員が見た世界」写真展

JIRCAS staff gallery of photos from around the world

パイナップル・黒糖の試食

Pineapple tasting

みんなで調べる「お米の重さと数の関係」

Small talk on rice grain weight and number

世界の民族衣装を着てみよう

Wearing traditional costumes from around the world

マスコットキャラクター“ねっけんくん”

Photoshoot with Nekken-kun mascot

アンケート・おみやげ

Kids answering the questionnaire

特別ポスター展示「インドの稲作文化と食事」

Special exhibit on rice cultivation and food in India

熱研育成品種の展示

Papaya tasting

農作業機の展示

A family enjoying the agricultural machinery exhibit

傾斜圃場・水質浄化水路の見学

Easy lessons on soil characteristics

360 Degree View

サトウキビ展示棟

A 360 degree view of the sugarcane exhibit