JIRCAS Report

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.

Students from the College of Bioresource Sciences of Nihon University Visit JIRCAS

A total of 16 students from the Department of International Development Studies, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, visited JIRCAS on September 16, 2022 as part of the laboratory seminar of their summer training program.

Former JIRCAS Fellow Du Zhumei Receives the 2022 Japanese Society of Animal Science Encouragement Award

Dr. Du Zhumei, a JIRCAS Fellow in FY2019-2020 from China Agricultural University and now a faculty member of Yangzhou University, received the 2022 Japanese Society of Animal Science Encouragement Award at the 130th annual meeting held at Tokyo University of Agriculture on September 14-17, 2022.