Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences | JIRCAS

For the future of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in the developing world

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Environment and Natural Resource Management

Development of agricultural technologies for sustainable management of the environment and natural resources in developing regions

Climate change and environmental degradation have been escalating on a global scale. This program copes with these issues by developing and demonstrating technologies jointly with research institutes and extension organizations in Asian and African countries as well as local farmers involved.

Regarding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agricultural activities, the development of agricultural systems that reduce methane emissions and attain better carbon balance will be promoted through the introduction a water-saving irrigation scheme in paddy fields and through effective linkage of crop and livestock systems.

New technologies will be elaborated to reduce crop damage caused by extreme phenomena such as floods and erratic rainfall. In vulnerable regions where land degradation is accelerated and problem soils have expanded, technologies that sustain stable crop yield, in terms of crop improvement, cropping techniques, and soil and water management at a watershed scale, will be developed. The dissemination models will be proposed and demonstrated to apply these new technologies into target areas.

The development of breeding materials with enhanced biological nitrification inhibition (BNI) ability will be endeavored for more effective utilization of nitrogen fertilizer and to reduce nitrous oxide (N2O) gas emissions chiefly from cropping uplands and grasslands.

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JIRCAS seminar titled “Shallow sub-surface drainage for mitigating salinization” held in the Republic of Uzbekistan

On November 29, 2017, a seminar on mitigating salinization was held by JIRCAS in Gulistan City, Syrdarya Region, Republic of Uzbekistan. The project has resulted in the publication of the technical manual titled “Shallow sub-surface drainage for mitigating salinization”. https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/publication/manual_guideline/mitigating_sali...

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Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) delegates conduct special seminar at JIRCAS

On 20 December 2017, officials from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) conducted a special seminar at the JIRCAS International Conference Room, and exchanged views with JIRCAS executives and researchers regarding the implementation and related scientific activities of a joint research project being planned by JIRCAS and ICAR.

Event, Symposium, Workshop

  • symposium
    date: 
    2016-09-14

    BNI International Symposium

    place: 
    Tsukuba International Congress Center (EPOCHAL TSUKUBA), Convention Hall 200
    BNIシンポジウム開催案内ポスター