Invitation to TICAD-V Pre-event Workshop “New Stages of Agricultural Research in Africa”

JIRCAS will organize a workshop in collaboration with CGIAR, on the occasion of TICAD-V which will be held on 1-3 June in Yokohama. The workshop aims to introduce the up-to-date situation of agricultural research and JIRCAS"s activities in Africa. We welcome your participation.

Friday, May 31st, 2013,

Yayoi hall, the University of Tokyo


13:00- Opening Remarks

Akihiko Uchikawa (Director, International Research Division, MAFF)

13:10- Session1: Introduction of CGIAR Research Activities in Africa:

Special Lecture
"Conducting rice science for impact in Africa"

Papa Abdoulaye Seck (Director General, AfricaRice)


Antony Kalm (Deputy Head, CGIAR Fund Office)

Robin Buruchara (Regional Coordinator (Kenya), CIAT)

Andrew Wardell (Programme Director, CIFOR)


15:10- Session2: Introduction of JIRCAS Research Activities in Africa

Rice Development  Naoya Fujimoto (JIRCAS)
yams, cowpeas Satoru Muranaka (JIRCAS)
Water use technologies Kimio Osuga (JIRCAS)
CDM Afforestation CDM Eiji Matsubara (JIRCAS)

16: 10- General Discussion

"TICAD and Agricultural Technology Development"

17:00- Closing Remarks

Masa Iwanaga (President, JIRCAS)

Registration period

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