His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al Said of Oman, gifted JIRCAS with the Mango Tree Encyclopedia published by the Sultanate of Oman.
The world annual production of mango is estimated to be approximately 43 million tons. While it is one of the most important fruits in the tropics, Japan also produces mangoes. JIRCAS established a database “JIRCAS Mango Genetic Resources Website” to provide information to researchers, producers and consumers in Japan.
The Mango Tree Encyclopedia is published as a reference for mango researchers in the world. In February 2009, the Mango Tree Encyclopedia project team visited the Tropical Agriculture Research Front of JIRCAS. JIRCAS cooperated to the project by providing necessary information for the encyclopedia.
JIRCAS will fully utilize the encyclopedia for its research activities as a symbol of the friendship between Japan and Oman.