JIRCAS Report - Thailand
Publication of “Healthy Seedcane Propagation and Distribution Manual Against Sugarcane White Leaf Disease”
A manual for measures against the sugarcane white leaf disease, which causes great damage in the Asian region especially in Thailand, and created in collaboration with Khon Kaen University etc. was published by the Office of Cane and Sugar Board of Thailand.
JIRCAS joined the Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2013 in Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangkok, Thailand, which was organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Royal Thai Government during 6 – 21 August 2013. JIRCAS has joined the fair every year since 2007.
A delegation from the Faculty of Economics, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand, including Dr. Suwimon Hengpatana (Assistant Dean), Dr. Hiroyuki Konuma (Visiting Professor), Dr. Nantarat Tangvitoontham (Assistant Professor) and graduate school students, visited JIRCAS on November 28, 2019.
2nd International Workshop on Network Development and Information Sharing for Management of Sugarcane White Leaf Disease
The 2nd International Workshop on Network Development and Information Sharing for Management of Sugarcane White Leaf Disease in Asia was held in Khon Kaen, Thailand on February 19-20, 2018. The workshop co-organized by JIRCAS, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University and Khon Kaen Field Crop Research Center, Department of Agriculture was attended by more than 50 participants from research institutions in the United States, India, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Japan.
A knowledge transfer seminar was organized by JIRCAS for the Thai Royal Forestry Department (RFD) on February 6, 2018 in Khon Kaen City, northeastern Thailand. The seminar provided practical information to RFD engineers on developing seedlings suitable for afforestation throughout Thailand.
JIRCAS President, Dr. Masa Iwanaga, attended the Independent Steering Committee (ISC) meeting of the Rice CGIAR Research Program (CRP) held in Bangkok, Thailand on September 16 -17, 2019.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for promoting joint research collaboration between JIRCAS and the Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) was concluded in a signing ceremony held on September 17, 2019
A delegation from the Department of Agricultural Extension (DOAE), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand, visited JIRCAS on September 6, 2019.
The Governor of the Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR), Dr. Chutima Eamchotchawalit, visited JIRCAS on September 3, 2019 and met with JIRCAS President Masa Iwanaga and executive staff to explore potential collaboration that would contribute on agricultural production and food value chain.
The 47th TARF Public Lecture on Organic Agriculture for Reduction of Global Warming and Maintenance of Crop Productivity
The 47th TARF Public Lecture with the theme “Organic Agriculture for Reduction of Global Warming and Maintenance of Crop Productivity” was held at Ishigaki City, Okinawa Pref. on February 28, 2019.