JIRCAS-NARO International Symposium on Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) and National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) in collaboration with the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) are jointly organizing an international symposium on "Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation" as detailed below.


In order to achieve the Paris Agreement goals of keeping the temperature rise well below 2°C or even 1.5°C, all countries would need to make fair and ambitious contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions at all economic sectors. The agriculture sector is expected to play an important role in reducing its own emissions, because the sector currently produces 14 percent of the world’s annual greenhouse gas emissions, about the same as the transport or stationary energy sectors. In addition, a dramatic increase in food production is projected to cause a 30-40 percent rise in agricultural emissions from 2005-2050.

The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), which was launched in December 2009 and now has 48 member countries from all regions of the world, is seeking opportunities to enhance cooperation and investment in research to help reduce GHG emissions from agricultural production, as well as increase the potential of soil for carbon sequestration, and improve the efficiency, productivity, resilience, and adaptive capacity of agricultural production systems. Members of the Alliance aim to deepen and broaden mitigation research efforts across the agricultural sub-sectors of paddy rice, cropping and livestock, and coordinate cross-cutting activities across these areas.

The JIRCAS-NARO International Symposium on Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation is organized in line with the activities of GRA and scheduled in conjunction with the 2017 GRA Council meeting which will be held during August 29–30, 2017, in Tsukuba, Japan.


  • Exchanging the status quo of problems and the latest results of studies on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions for mitigating climate change while sustaining production, in particular those in Asian countries;
  • Discussing the direction of future research and ways to strengthen collaboration to meet the challenges within the framework of the GRA.

Abstract and Slide:



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Session 1


Kritapon Sommart (Khon Kaen Univ. Thailand)

Methane emissions and energy utilization of Zebu cattle in the tropics

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Yasuo Kobayashi (Hokkaido Univ. Japan)

New feed additives for mitigation methane from ruminant livestock

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Takashi Osada (ILGS, NARO, Japan)

Nitrous oxide, methane and ammonia mitigation trials in swine wastewater purification

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Session 2

(Paddy Rice)

Kazunori Minamikawa (NIAES, NARO, Japan)

Greenhouse gas mitigation by alternate wetting and drying water management in irrigated rice paddies in southeast Asia

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Yasukazu Hosen (JIRCAS, Japan)

Greenhouse gas mitigation in the rice-based Mekong Delta agricultural system

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Bjoern Ole Sander (IRRI)

From research to implementation: IRRI’s activities on GHG mitigation in rice cultivation

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Ngonidzashe Chirinda (CIAT)

The past, present and future of climate change mitigation research for irrigated rice systems in Latin America and Caribbran

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Session 3

(Cropland & Integrated)

Ayaka W. Kishimoto-Wo (NIAES, NARO, Japan)

Climate change mitigation potential of Japanese agricultural soils estimated by country-scale simulation of soil carbon stock change and CH4 and N2O emissions

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Guntur V. Subbarao (JIRCAS, Japan)

Biological nitrification inhibition technology to tackle agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

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Hiroshi Ito (GIO, NIES, Japan)

Introduction of the Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Inventories in Asia (WAGIAs)

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Robert B. Zougmore (CCAFS, ICRISAT-Bamako)

Climate-Smart Village: an integrated scaling up approach to mitigating climate change in African agriculture

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Organized by

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences

National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)

Sponsored by

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries


Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal Tsukuba), Convention Hall 200 (2-20-3 Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0032, Japan)

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