JIRCAS Mail Magazine (English) (20)

JIRCAS Mail Magazine (English)

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【JIRCAS Mail Magazine No.20 (January 2021)】
Published by Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
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Happy New Year from JIRCAS!
Best wishes for a bright and promising 2021!

■Latest topics
●Researcher Maeno receives 2020 Chinguitt Prize for Science and Technology


●Gunma Prefectural Maebashi High School Students Visit JIRCAS


●JIRCAS 50th Anniversary International Symposium 2020 Report


●Senior Researcher Tsujimoto Receives the Young Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Researcher Award


●Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Visits JIRCAS HQ


●JIRCAS Senior Researchers Fujita and Maruyama are Highly Cited Researchers for 7 Consecutive Years


●Release of JIRCAS 50th Anniversary International Symposium 2020 Video


●JIRCAS Research Collaborator and University of Nigeria Professor Receives Foreign Minister's Commendation


■Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) 2021
This annual award, which began in 2007, is organized and presented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan and Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS). Its purpose is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing regions, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries. Up to three young researchers who have shown

1.outstanding performance in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, or related industries for a developing region, and who show great promise
2.outstanding achievements in research and development that will lead to future technological innovation in agriculture, forestry, fisheries or related industries for a developing area, and who show great promise

will be invited to Japan to attend the commendation ceremony and accept their awards and cash gifts (US$5,000 will be given per awardee).


■Introduction of new technologies and research highlights
【Research Highlights (International agriculture, forestry and fisheries research information) Fiscal year 2019】
●Assessing nanoparticulate lime and phosphate rock and increasing their efficiency as a liming agent and phosphorus source, respectively

●Biological nitrification inhibition of sorghum is related to the inhibition of ammonia-oxidizing archaea

●SPIKE, a quantitative trait locus for increasing the number of spikelets per panicle, enhances rice grain yield under low-yield conditions

●Sugarcane and Miscanthus intergeneric hybrids: New sugarcane breeding materials with high photosynthetic activity in a low-temperature environment

●Bacillus aryabhattai produces bioplastics from starch in agricultural residues

●Efficacy of black soldier fly larvae as a protein source in aquaculture feed for the climbing perch

■Guidance publications
●JARQ (Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly) Vol.55 No.1 January. 2021


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