The research results of JIRCAS were exhibited at the "Agribusiness Creation Fair 2023" organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and held at Tokyo Big Sight, South Hall 2 from November 20 to 22, 2023.
In cooperation with the Tsukuba Science Tour Office, JIRCAS has been actively responding to visit requests from junior high and high schools within and outside Ibaraki Prefecture. In November, 207 students arrived from high schools in Gunma, Okinawa, Tochigi, Fukushima, and Saitama prefectures.
Dr. IZUMI Taro, Project Leader of "Climate Change Measures in Monsoon Asia," was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation from Can Tho University, Vietnam, on November 30, 2023, in recognition of his extensive contributions to collaborative research over the years.
JIRCAS and Can Tho University convened their annual project meeting on November 30th in Can Tho City, located in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. The purpose of the meeting was to share research plans and progress for the current fiscal year.
Dr. SHINDO Soji, the Director of the Rural Development Division at JIRCAS, was honored with the prestigious International Society of Paddy and Water Environment (PAWEES) International Award during the 2023 International Conference held in Busan, Korea, from October 23 to 25, 2023.
The Deputy Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Ms. Beth Bekdol, paid a visit to JIRCAS on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
On November 9, 2023, a group of ten first-year students of the Master of Science program and one professor from the Department of Global Agricultural Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences of the University of Tokyo visited JIRCAS.
Delegation from Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Science and Technology Visits JIRCAS
On November 10, 2023, a delegation from the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and other ministries of Vietnam paid a visit to JIRCAS.
A delegation from Indonesia's PT PG Rajawali, led by Dr. Nanik Soelistyowati, Operational Director, along with 11 accompanying members, paid a visit to the Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) on November 14, 2023.
Event Co-hosted by KAKENHI Integrated Sciences for Sustainable Human-Aqua Environment Project and JIRCAS Supported by Ishigaki City Explores the Future of Ishigaki Island
Organized by KAKENHI Integrated Sciences for Sustainable Human-Aqua Environment Project and JIRCAS under the cooperation of Ishigaki City, a workshop was held to discuss the future of Ishigaki Island. Participants were invited from sectors in agriculture, environment, tourism, education, and high school students in Ishigaki City. A following public seminar presented various research efforts focusing on the water cycle and the result of the workshop. Many thanks to those who participated in the workshop and the seminar!!