JIRCAS Report 2021

JIRCAS Starts Twitter on its Founding Anniversary

Today, June 10, is the anniversary of the founding of JIRCAS. It has been 51 years since the predecessor of JIRCAS, the Tropical Agriculture Research Center, was established. We have started a Twitter account to coincide with today's anniversary.

https://twitter.com/jircas_direct

Application Procedure for Fixed-term Researcher (Nurturing Young Researcher Category)

The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) is now accepting applications for fixed-term employment of young researchers.

Two proposals from JIRCAS have been provisionally selected for FY 2021 SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) project

Two proposals from JIRCAS have been provisionally selected1 for FY 2021 SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) project, which is a collaboration between the Japan Science Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) supported by MEXT and MOFA.

President of the Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency Visits JIRCAS

The President of the Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA), Dr. NAKAYAMA Ichiro, visited JIRCAS on May 20, 2021 and exchanged opinions with JIRCAS President KOYAMA Osamu and other executive staff. The two presidents, who took office in April this year, introduced the new structure of their respective organizations in response to the newly launched 5th Medium to Long-term Plan.

BNI technology was featured in the “Green Food System Strategy” to achieve both productivity and sustainability of food, agriculture, forestry, and fisheries industries through innovation.

BNI technology was featured in the “Green Food System Strategy” to achieve both productivity and sustainability of food, agriculture, forestry, and fisheries industries through innovation.

Proceedings of JIRCAS-FFTC International Rice Blast Workshop Now Available

The proceedings of the JIRCAS-FFTC International Rice Blast Workshop held on September 18, 2020 have been published and now available for downloaded from the FFTC website.

JIRCAS and FAO Liaison Office in Japan Exchange Views on Strengthening Cooperation

The Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Liaison Office in Japan, Ms. HIBI Eriko, and Senior Advisor MITSUGI Hiroto visited JIRCAS on April 16, 2021 and exchanged opinions on strengthening cooperation with President KOYAMA Osamu and JIRCAS Special Advisor Dr. IWANAGA Masa.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Burkina Faso Visits JIRCAS

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Burkina Paso, His Excellency Mr. Pascal Batjobo, visited JIRCAS on April 20, 2021 and exchanged opinions with President Koyama and other executive staff.

Project Leader Tsujimoto Receives the 18th Japanese Society of Crop Science Best Paper Award

Dr. TSUJIMOTO Yasuhiro, Project Leader and Senior Researcher of the Crop, Livestock and Environment Division, received the 18th Japanese Society of Crop Science Best Paper Award for the paper titled “Challenges and opportunities for improving N use efficiency for rice production in sub-Saharan Africa”.

Publication of “Silage and Fermented TMR - Preparation Manual” for the tropical and subtropical regions with dry season

JIRCAS has published a manual for preparation of silage and fermented TMR based on the results of livestock research in the “Food Security in Africa”project in southern Mozambique.
The manual provides reference information that can help local researchers and farmers understand and utilize agricultural by-product resources as livestock feed. 

Project Leader Marcy Wilder Receives the Japanese Society of Fisheries Science Award

Dr. Marcy N. Wilder, Project Leader of the Fisheries Division received the Japanese Society of Fisheries Science Award for 2021 in recognition of her outstanding achievements relating to biochemical/physiological research on mechanisms of reproduction, molting, and osmoregulation in commercially-important shrimp species and the development of new aquaculture technology.

JIRCAS Starts the Fifth Medium to Long-term Plan

As of April 1, 2021, JIRCAS started the five-year period of its Fifth Medium to Long-term Plan (FY2021 to 2025). With the renewal of the administrative organization, Mr. KOYAMA Osamu (the former Vice President) has been appointed as the new President and successor of former President Dr. IWANAGA Masa.