Dr. IWASAKI Shin-ya, Researcher in the Rural Development Division, received the Best Oral Presentation Award for Young Scientist at the annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (JSSSPN) held at Ehime University.
Six second-year students and a teacher from Iwate Prefectural Hanamakikita Senior High School visited JIRCAS on Monday, September 25, 2023.
On September 25, 2023, JIRCAS and the Royal Forestry Department (RFD) of Thailand held a "Work Plan Signing Ceremony" for the Adaptive Forestry Project based on the MOU between the two institutions in the capital city of Bangkok.
JIRCAS and the Gadjah Mada University (UGM) co-organized an international seminar titled “Improving the clonal teak plantation for sustainable management of monsoon forest” in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on October 2-4, 2023.
JIRCAS participated in the international cooperation event "Global Festa Japan 2023" and introduced its research activities and international cooperation in Bolivia, South America, on quinoa, a highly nutritious crop that grows in harsh environments.
JIRCAS, in collaboration with the Royal University of Agriculture in Cambodia, co-hosted the Farmer Water Users Community Meeting in Pursat Province, Cambodia, on September 22, 2023.
On September 19, 2023, a workshop was held in Thailand to introduce liquefaction control technology for fermented rice noodles (Thai name: khanomjeen). This technology was jointly developed by JIRCAS and the Institute of Food Research and Product Development of Kasetsart University, Thailand, and is included in the technology catalog published by JIRCAS in the project "Accelerating application of agricultural technologies that enhance production potentials and ensure sustainable food systems in the Asia-Monsoon region" of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). Senior Researcher MARUI Junichiro participated in the workshop as a project collaborator.
Delegation from the International Coral Reef Research and Monitoring Center of the Ministry of Environment Visits TARF
On September 6, 2023, a delegation from the Ishigaki Nature Conservation Office (International Coral Reef Research and Monitoring Center) of the Ministry of the Environment led by Mr. Yamamoto, Senior Nature Conservation Officer and Specialist for the Conservation of Remote Islands and Rare Species, visited the JIRCAS Tropical Agriculture Research Front (Ishigaki City, Okinawa Prefecture) to inspect the research project being conducted by TARF on the development and evaluation of environmental conservation technologies for tropical islands.
The 51st TARF Public Lecture entitled "Exploring the Diversity of Tropical Fruit Trees Around the World" was successfully held at the Ishigaki City Health and Welfare Center on Tuesday, September 12, 2023. The event was attended by 52 people.
The first issue of the Green Asia Report Series entitled “Driving sustainable food systems transformation in the Asia-Monsoon region with science, technology, and innovation: Background and key issues for "Green Asia" project” has been officially released.