JIRCAS Report 2022

Tokyo University of Agriculture Students Visit TARF

A group of 17 third-year students and two faculty members from Tokyo University of Agriculture visited the Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) on November 22, 2022.

Tochigi Prefectural Senior High School Students Visit JIRCAS

A group of 33 first-year students and two teachers from Tochigi Prefectural Senior High School visited JIRCAS on November 10, 2022.

Archived Video of "TED Talks" by Senior Researcher G.V. Subbarao is Now Available

The archived video of "TED Talks" by Senior Researcher  Guntur V. Subbarao at the TED2022: A NEW ERA held in Vancouver, Canada from April 10 to 14, 2022 is now available for viewing.

Researcher Nakagawa Wins Best Poster Presentation Award at the 254th Annual Meeting of the Crop Science Society of Japan

Dr. Andressa Nakagawa (Researcher,  Crop, Livestock and Environment Division) received the Best Poster Presentation Award for her research achievement titled “A simple evaluation method for soybean genotypic variation of seedling emergence  against soil crust” (Andressa Nakagawa, Kohtaro Iseki, Kenta Ikazaki) presented at the 254th Annual Meeting of the Crop Science Society of Japan (CSSJ) held at Fukushima University on September 20-21, 2022.

JIRCAS Presents Biomass Energy Research Results at Agro-Innovation 2022

JIRCAS presented its biomass energy research activities and results at the “Agro Innovation 2022" organized by the Japan Management Association and held at Tokyo Big Sight from October 26 - 28, 2022. The event is a specialized exhibition showcasing cutting-edge technologies and products related to the entire value chain of Japan's agribusiness.

JIRCAS Participates in the Agribusiness Creation Fair 2022

The research results of JIRCAS were exhibited at the "Agribusiness Creation Fair 2022" organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and held at Tokyo Big Sight from October 26 (Wed) to 28 (Fri), 2022.

President Koyama Speaks at FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations held the FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022, with the theme “Harnessing science, technology and innovation for transforming our agrifood systems”, from October 17-21 at the FAO Headquarters in Rome.

JIRCAS Holds FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022 Side Event

The FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022 side-event “Creating Sustainable Food Systems in Asia-Monsoon Region through Science and Innovation” was held online on October 13, 2022under the auspices of JIRCAS.

Researcher Takaragawa Wins Best Oral Presentation Award at the 254th Annual Meeting of the Crop Science Society of Japan

Dr. TAKARAGAWA Hiroo, Researcher at the JIRCAS Tropical Agriculture Research Front  (TARF), received the Best Presentation Award (Oral), for his research achievement titled “Responses of gas exchange and metabolites to drought stress in sugarcane and Erianthus" (H. Takaragawa and M. Wakayama) presented at the 254th Annual Meeting of the Crop Science Society of Japan (CSSJ) held on September 20-21, 2022.

Senior Researcher Koide Junji Receives 18th Young Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Researcher Award for 2022

JIRCAS Senior Researcher, Dr. Koide Junji of the Social Sciences Division, received the Young Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Researcher Award for 2022 for his work on development of a versatile agricultural management planning model for small-scale farmers.

Julio César García-Rodríguez, Yamanaka Naoki and Colleagues Receive Honorable Mention for the PhytoFrontiers Best Student Paper Award 2021

The paper “Virulence Diversity of Phakopsora pachyrhizi in Mexico” by Julio César García-Rodríguez of Mexico's National Institute for Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock Research (INIFAP), Yamanaka Naoki, Senior Researcher in the Biological Resources and Post-harvest Division of JIRCAS, and their colleagues received honorable mention for the PhytoFrontiers Best Student Paper Award 2021 of the American Phytopathological Society.

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.

SATREPS Project Representatives from Burkina Faso Visit JIRCAS

The representatives of the SATREPS project in Burkina Faso, Dr. Bambara Dasmane of the National Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Research (INERA) and Dr. Traore Mamoudou of the National Soil Survey Institute, visited JIRCAS on October 13, 2022. JIRCAS is conducting international joint research in Burkina under the SATREPS project. Mr. Sagnon Adama, a PhD student at Joseph Kiservo University, who accompanied them, will continue his technical training at JIRCAS until October 31.

JIRCAS-FFTC International Sugarcane Workshop Held

The workshop “Innovation and Networking of Sugarcane Research for Future Sugarcane Industry in the Asian and Pacific Region” co-hosted by JIRCAS and the Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for Asia and the Pacific (FFTC), with the support of Kasetsart University, was held online on September 15, 2022.

MOU and Work Plan Signing Ceremony Held with Cambodia’s Royal University of Agriculture

JIRCAS and the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) of Cambodia held an MOU and Work Plan signing ceremony for the integrated climate change project on September 28, 2022 in the capital city of Phnom Penh. This project is an international joint research project that aims to reduce methane emissions from rice paddies through appropriate water management technology, and is scheduled to be implemented until the end of March 2026.