The JIRCAS 50th Anniversary International Symposium 2020 featuring the theme, "The role of international collaboration in agricultural research to address challenges in the post-COVID-19 global food system" was successfully held online on November 10, 2020.
A group of 24 high school students and one teacher from Gunma Prefectural Maebashi High School visited JIRCAS on October 28, 2020 through the "Tsukuba Science Tour" program. For safety and precautionary measures, wearing mask and maintaining social distancing were observed during the visit.
JIRCAS Researcher, Dr. MAENO Kotaro (Crop, Livestock and Environment Division) received the "2020 Chinguitt Prize for Science and Technology" from the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
KEPCO Adopts the Shrimp Production System Developed by the Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration that Includes JIRCAS
Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (KEPCO) has adopted the Indoor Shrimp Production System (ISPS), a land-based aquaculture method for production and processing of whiteleg shrimp, developed by the industry-academia-government collaboration that includes JIRCAS, IMT Engineering Inc. etc.
The Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to Japan, His Excellency Mr.Ilidio Ximenes da Costa, visited the Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) of JIRCAS on October 22, 2020.
The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) is now accepting applications for employment of a researcher.
A group of 28 third-year students and 3 teachers from Kosakai Junior High School in Toyokawa City, Aichi Prefecture visited JIRCAS on October 5, 2020 through the Tsukuba Science Tour program to learn about the research sites and research activities of JIRCAS.
The Japanese Society for Plant Biotechnology (formerly Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology) presented the 2020 Technology Award to JIRCAS Researcher HOSHIKAWA Ken (Biological Resources and Post-harvest Division), Professor MIURA Kenji (University of Tsukuba) and Professor EZURA Hiroshi (Tsukuba-Plant Innovation Research Center, University of Tsukuba).
His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al Said of Oman, gifted JIRCAS with the Mango Tree Encyclopedia published by the Sultanate of Oman.
The International Workshop "Applicable Solutions Against Rice Blast in Asia" co-organized by JIRCAS and the Food and Fertilizer Technology Center (FFTC) was held on September 18, 2020. Due to the influence of COVID-19, it was held as an online conference with JIRCAS as the main venue.