JIRCAS Report - Burkina Faso

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.

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.

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 Publishes BFMgh and BFMbf, Support Programs for Farm Management Planning Targeting Ghana and Burkina Faso

The farm management planning support programs, Builder of Farming Model — BFMgh and BFMbf, have been developed and released to efficiently support decision making, including technology selection, by smallholder farmers in Ghana and Burkina Faso.

Burkina Paso Newspaper Publishes Interview with Senior Researcher Sarr

Senior Researcher Papa Saliou Sarr, who has been on a business trip in Burkina Faso since April this year, had an opportunity to be interviewed by the local newspaper "Infos-Sciences-Culture" and the article was prominently published on April 15, 2022. In the interview, Dr. Sarr gave an overview of the SATREPS project in Burkina Faso, introduced the process of solubilization of phosphate ores by soil microorganisms, and explained how soil microorganisms play an important role in crop production.

JIRCAS Exhibit at the 13th National Forum on Scientific Research and Technological Innovation in Burkina Faso

The 13th National Forum on Scientific Research and Technological Innovation was held from October 26-30, 2021, at Joseph Ki-Zerbo University in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, West Africa, hosted by the Agence Nationale de Valorisation des Résultats de la Recherche et des Innovations (National Agency for the Promotion of Research and Innovations).

JIRCAS-Sponsored International Symposium on Sustainable Land Management in Burkina Faso Successfully Held

The International Symposium on Sustainable Land Management was held in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, West Africa, from May 17-20, 2021. The symposium was organized by the Soil Science Society of Burkina Faso, co-organized by the National Academy of Arts, Culture and Science of Burkina Faso and the Interstate Standing Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel, and supported by JIRCAS and the Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture.

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.

Certificate of Appreciation from the Director of Burkina Faso’s National Institute of Science and Technology

The Director of Burkina Faso’s National Institute of Science and Technology (CNSRT) presented a certificate of appreciation to Dr. NAGUMO Fujio, Director of Crop, Livestock and Environment Division, in recognition of the joint research projects of JIRCAS that contribute to research in science and technology and human resource development in the country.

Handover Ceremony of Fertilizer Production Demonstration Plant in Burkina Faso

In commemoration of the establishment of a demonstration plant for fertilizer production using phosphate rock, a handover ceremony was held at the Institute of Environment and Agriculture Research (INERA) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on October 24, 2019.